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Traffic regulations - United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, it includes the island of Great Britain (the name of which is also loosely applied to the whole country), the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-southwest, attributing to it having the 12th longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the UK is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants. Together, this makes it the fourth most densely populated country in the European Union.

Speed limists - United Kingdom

Inside built-up areas Outside built-up areas Highway 2 separate lanes Other roads Motorway
with trailer
<3,5t
>3,5t
special or camping
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
with trailer

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
<3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t
special or camping

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads

Mandatory documents - United Kingdom

ID
Identity card valid for at least six months or a passport valid for at least 3 months.
AC/OC
Mandatory vehicle insurance - civil liability, it is also recommended to have accident insurance, medical expenses and card-NHF EHIC.

Mandatory vehicle equipment - United Kingdom

Vest
No special regulations.
First aid kit
No special regulations.
Warning triangle
Mandatory.
Fire extinguisher
No special regulations.
The minimum size of the tread
1.6mm (summer tires).
Winter tires
No special regulations.
Studded tires
No special regulations.
Snow chains
Permitted if the layer of snow or ice is on the road.
with trailer
Additional mirrors if the trailer is wider than the towing vehicle, the additional warning triangle.
A set of spare bulbs
No special regulations.
Spare wheel
No special regulations.
Tow rope
No special regulations.

Other legal restrictions - United Kingdom

Alcohol limit in the blood
0,8‰
Driving with dipped headlights
Only mandatory at night and during the day only in case of bad weather conditions.
Driving with safety belt
Mandatory.
Children transportation
Children up to 135 cm must be carried in a child seat or on pedestals.
Accommodation in vehicle camping outside camping
Forbidden.

Payments on roads - United Kingdom

Using most of the roads in the UK is free. The exception is the M6 motorway. Surcharge is the entrance to the center of London called. Congestion Charge of £ 10 and must be purchased if we ride to the city center from Monday to Friday 7: 00-18: 00. You can pay before or after entering the zone covered by the payment.
Warning: The information shown on this page is for informational purposes only. In the case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. DriveSurfing is not responsible for the consequences of the use of the information contained above.

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