The Island currently has a maximum speed limit of 35mph. However, on the approaches to St Peter Port Town and some other Parish centres a 25mph limit applies. Similarly, a 25mph limit applies at all times on the approaches to the majority of the Island's Primary and Secondary Schools.
There are exceptions to the general limits as follows:
- An exception to this is around St Sampson's High School where a 20mph limit applies at all times.
- Seasonal 25mph speed limits apply between 1st June & 30th September along Cobo Coast Road, Route de Rocquaine and Route de la Lague.
- 12 and 15mph limits apply to a small number of Town roads, primarily "Prohibited Streets" where access is only allowed by permit holders.
Road users should also be aware that there is a network of rural roads in 7 Parishes known as "Ruette Tranquille" where there is a recommended speed limit of 15mph. Signs are installed at the entrance points to each of the routes and drivers are advised of the likelihood of encountering pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
Please follow the link below to a plan of the Island's current speed limits and Ruette Tranquille network.
In addition to the geographical limits, motorists are advised that certain speed limits apply to particular categories of vehicle as follows:-
Steam boilers, tar boilers, concrete mixers, material spreaders and other trailers
of any kind whatsoever with metal wheels
|Four-wheeled heavy trailers of the low loader type|
|Caravan homes, horse and cattle boxes & two-wheeled trailer of any kind whatsoever|
|A motor vehicle exceeding two tons unladen||25mph|
|An articulated vehicle|
Note - The majority of the above speed limits have not been reviewed for many years and the Department is currently in the process of undertaking a comprehensive assessment of whether the limits and signing policies remain appropriate. A period of public consultation has been undertaken as part of this review and the Department are due to make a final decision in the next few months about whether any changes are warranted. A copy of the consultation document can be found by opening the following download. However, please note that period for public comment has now ended.
Traffic and Transport Services UnitP.O. Box 145, Bulwer Avenue, St Sampsons, Guernsey, GY1 3HY, Channel Islands
Tel: +44 1481 243400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org