UK Speed Limits
With a caravan in tow it is especially important to stick to the legal
UK speed limits otherwise you could find yourself having a nasty
accident caused by your caravan snaking.
Do you know the speed limits for when you are towing in the UK?
Below are the UK speed limits for when you are towing a caravan or trailer, which must be adhered to at all times.
Type of Road
Built Up Areas *
* The 30 mph limit usually applies to all traffic on all roads with street lighting unless signs show otherwise.
The Highway Code also states:
"The speed limit is the absolute maximum and does not mean it is
safe to drive at that speed irrespective of conditions. Driving at
speeds too fast for the road and traffic conditions is dangerous. You
should always reduce your speed when:
The road layout or condition presents hazards, such as bends
Sharing the road with pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, and particularly children, and motorcyclists.
Weather conditions make it safer to do so.
Driving at night as it is more difficult to see other road users".
Also remember when towing that you are not allowed on the
outside lane of a three or more lane motorway unless any other lanes are
It is always easy to go over the speed limit, especially when the
road is clear and straight, but remember that the speed limits for
caravans are in place for safety reasons. As we have said before, the
safety of your family, yourself and other road users is of paramount
Now you have read about the UK speed limits, click here for more caravan safety information.