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Motorway Madness!

Love 'em or hate 'em, we all have to use 'em. How much do you know about Britain's motorways? 15 Questions.

 
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1

According to Wikipedia, how many miles of motorway are there in the UK at present (November 2009)?

  • 8,324 (13,396 km)
  • 9,801 (15,773 km)
  • 10,567 (17,006 km)

2

How many 'M' designated motorways (as opposed to A1(M) roads) are there in England, Wales and Scotland?

  • 37
  • 51
  • 68

3

Britain's first motorway inter-urban was the M1, now 50 years old! What is Britain's highest numbered motorway?

  • M898
  • M901
  • M933

4

Which was the very first section of motorway opened in the UK on the 5th December 1958?

  • M5 Worcester by-pass
  • M6 Preston by-pass
  • M4 Swindon by-pass

5

One of the most recently constructed motorways in the UK is the M6 Toll. When was it opened?

  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004

6

Match the motorway to its route

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Left

  • M11
  • M27
  • M53
  • M69

Right

  • Between Wallasey and Chester.
  • London (Woodford) to Cambridge.
  • Coventry to Leicester.
  • Southampton to Portsmouth.

7

Which of the following counties does not lie on the M1?

  • Derbyshire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Leicestershire

8

Match the service area to the motorway

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Left

  • Cherwell Valley
  • Chieveley
  • Tebay
  • Woodall

Right

  • M4
  • M6
  • M1
  • M40

9

At 225 miles (362km) overall, which is Britain's longest motorway?

  • M4
  • M5
  • M6

10

The A635(M), which is joined to the A57(M), Mancunian Way, is Britain's shortest motorway. How long, approximately?

  • 300m (328 yds)
  • 400m (437 yds)
  • 500m (547 yds)

11

The Watford Gap services opened on same day as the M1 - 2nd November 1959. When did Britain's second services open?

  • August 1960
  • October 1960
  • January 1961

12

Which motorway is not open to the public, but part of the Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh?

  • M91
  • M96
  • M99

13

Where was the first dual 3-lane section of motorway?

  • On the M1, from Crick to Berrygrove
  • On the M2, Sittingbourne by-pass
  • On the M4, between Reading and Slough

14

Where was the first four level interchange?

  • M5 Spaghetti Junction
  • M1/M6/A14 at Swinford
  • M4/M5 Almondsbury interchange

15

And finally, where was Britain's firs motorway tunnel?

  • M25 Dartford Tunnel
  • M62 Wallasey
  • M4, Newport, S.Wales

 

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