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Speed and street lights

Bear in mind as you drive around that most road improvements reflect a past collision history, so be alert to what might have caused the hazard in the first place and keep your distance and slow down. As a general rule of thumb, more signs and more paint on the road equate to more hazards. The same applies to more street lights. As highway authorities are not allowed to put repeater 30mph speed limit signs on built-up roads with street lights, the Highway Code states that street lights mean the limit is 30mph unless there are signs showing otherwise – and remember this could be 20mph.