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.”.