Talk:Built-up area (Highway Code)

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But surely there should and in fact must be a definition of "Built Up Area" in which the street lighting rule applies, and not the other way round. In fact, I'm sure there is, but I just can't find it again so I can't provide the evidence. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Unsigned streetlighted roads[edit]

Some confusion as to what speed limit applies to a road that has street lighting but no signs (or worse the national speed limit sign that does not clearly define the road's speed limit as the built up area limit takes precedence?). For instance to a lead up to a roundabout on an A road with street lighting on all sides but outside an actual built up area, by the fact that the streetlighting is there and maybe less than 200 yards (180 metres) qualifies as a "built up area" - wouldn't this make the speed limit automatically 30mph if the road is not signed? Does this confusion make sense? pebbens (talk) 00:21, 22 March 2008 (UTC)


The title should be "built-up area". "Built up" is used attributively here, and "built up area" suggests an "up area" (no such thing) that has been built.

We have a problem however — built-up area redirects to urban area. Can someone clean this up? — Paul G (talk) 10:13, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

I have now disambiguated and fixed the title as it was bugging me; I was not sure originally how to disambiguate but I went by (Highway Code). Camaron | Chris (talk) 17:52, 17 April 2009 (UTC)