Road Traffic Act 2004

Offence of exceeding speed limit.


11.—The following section is substituted for section 47 of the Principal Act:

“47.—(1) A person shall not drive a mechanically propelled vehicle at a speed exceeding the speed limit—

( a) that applies in respect of that vehicle, or

( b) that applies to the road on which the vehicle is being driven where that speed limit is lower than that applying to that vehicle.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

(3) In this section “speed limit” means a limit which is—

( a) an ordinary speed limit,

( b) the built-up area speed limit,

( c) the regional and local roads speed limit,

( d) the national roads speed limit,

( e) the motorway speed limit,

( f) a special speed limit, or

( g) a road works speed limit.”.