Archive : UK speed restrictions

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

A voluntary 50 mph speed limit is introduced in the UK.

50mph limit a fuel saving measure
50mph limit a fuel saving measure
Keith Adams

Keith Adams

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Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

1 Comment

  1. Be thankful we never got the awful 55 mph speed limit that America endured for 13 years. This was the most widely hated and ignored speed limit in Amrrican history and many police forces didn’t enforce it strictly, allowing motorists to go up to 65 mph before issuing a ticket, and those that did were despised as motorists thought the police had better things to do. Also the 55 mph limit meant the era of truly powerful American cars was over for a time, as the speed limit, emissions controls and gas shortages saw cars either downsized or have their powerful engines sharply reduced in power.

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