Know your limits

Breaking the speed limit, or driving too fast for the road conditions contributes to more than 727 deaths and 4,555 injuries every year.

In 2007, going over the speed limit was reported as a factor in 13% of fatal accidents and exceeding the speed limit or going too fast for the conditions was reported as a factor in 25% of fatal accidents.

Car drivers and passengers are three times more likely to die on a rural road than a busy street.

In 2006, more than 60 per cent of all road fatalities were in rural areas.

The people most at risk on rural roads are young men, predominantly aged between 17 and 39.

 Speed limits table



Speed Limits in Your Area

You can view speed limits on a map of Staffordshire using Staffordshire County Council's LocalView mapping tool. Zoom in and out and view further information using the buttons provided in the top right hand corner of the map.

View speed limits on a map

Speed limits are not a target!

Drive at a speed appropriate to the road and weather conditions.

Keep a safe distance

Remember: 'Only a fool breaks the two second rule!'

What's the limit?

Street lights mean 30mph unless signs say otherwise