How do I know what the speed limit is on the road I am driving on?

Have you ever found yourself driving somewhere and suddenly realize you might be driving a little too fast, or even too slow?

You start looking around to see if you can find any indication of what the speed limit might be...

So here are some basic need-to-knows about speed limits.

It's not an unfamiliar scenario, and yes, as a driver you should know the basics of speed limitations.

There are Variable speed limits, Fixed speed limits, Minimum speed limits, and 20mph speed limits, do you know what all of these are and what they imply?

It is important to know what the speed limit is on the road you are driving on because if you break the speeding laws you could face a fine and points, or even potentially be summonsed to court where you could also lose your license.

Above all driving to the appropriate speed is the first speed limit you should obey and then the maximum allowed by law.

Keeping to the speed limit is extremely important! Remember that they are there for your own safety as well as the safety of those around you! Speed limits are the absolute maximum and they do not mean that it is safe to drive at that speed.