Dodgy Geezer wrote
I don't think there's a set distance, the standards will allow a range, will probably vary according to the precise type of road (eg, urban trunk road, urban trunk dual carriageway, urban non-trunk, rural, etc etc etc) and anyway, those standards will have changed over time so it depends when they were put inThe only sensible thing to do is go to the scene and estimate. Or just guess from your desk
I thought there was something in the Highway code (old version) that said a 30mph speed limit applied where no limit was posted but street lights were present if spaced at 273yards!! I think I recall someone avioding a fine cos the lampposts were further apart!!! (possible urban myth)
I thought that too, but when I checked earlier the Highway code said that any streetlights mean that it's a 30 unless it is signed differently! From here www.highwaycode.gov.uk/09.htm, section 103.
THats the NEW version which I know doesnt give any distances - I thought the OLD version was slightly different!! Not sure I know where / if I have a copy anymore - although by the time I get home I'll have forgotten to go look ayway!! haThere were changes between old and new versions- mini roundabouts, for instance!!
depends on how close to the equator you are
Has the law changed though, or is the new highway code just slightly incorrect?
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