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The M8/M73/M74 Motorways (30mph, 40mph and 50mph Speed Limit) Regulations 2017

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the M8/M73/M74 Motorways (30mph, 40mph and 50mph Speed Limit) Regulations 2017 and come into force on 27th October 2017.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the A725/A726” means the A725/A726 Shawhead – East Kilbride – Phillipshill Roundabout Trunk Road;

“the A8(M)” means the A8(M) Swinton Roundabout – Baillieston Interchange Trunk Road;

“the M8” means the M8 Edinburgh – Greenock Trunk Road;

“the M73” means the M73 Maryville – Mollinsburn Trunk Road;

“the M74” means the M74/A74(M) Glasgow – Carlisle Trunk Road;

“distance” means the distance as measured following the centreline of the relevant carriageway or, as the case may be, the relevant slip road.

Speed limits

3.  No person may drive any motor vehicle at a speed exceeding—

(a)30 miles per hour on the lengths of road specified in Part 1 of the schedule;

(b)40 miles per hour on the lengths of road specified in Part 2 of the schedule;

(c)50 miles per hour on the lengths of road specified in Part 3 of the schedule.

Exemption

4.  No speed limit imposed by these Regulations applies to vehicles falling within regulation 3(4) of the Road Traffic Exemptions (Special Forces) (Variation and Amendment) Regulations 2011(1) when used in accordance with regulation 3(5) of those Regulations.

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Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

6th September 2017

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