A lane in Surrey has been challenging drivers to keep to a speed limit which seems to defy logic.
On Wotton Drive, in Dorking
, people are tasked with driving at eight and three-quarter miles per
hour as they approach the entrance to De Vere Wotton House. The unique speed limit is one of many quirks at at the luxury hotel.
Some believe this quirk is a reference to the world-famous
series by JK Rowling, in which young wizards and witches begin their
journey to Hogwarts by running through a brick wall between platforms
nine and ten - platform 9 3/4.
The management of De Vere Wotton House said the reasons behind the limit was to add a touch of "magic" to guests' visit.
"There is no real logical reason - it's to add a bit of
magic, and make visiting the hotel a more interesting experience," said
"It's pretty quirky, and there are
other surprises around the hotel and grounds for visitors. We had a six
million pound refurbishment and wanted to do something different.
“The eight and three-quarters limit is one of those details.
The maximum limit on the road with bumps is ten miles an hour, but we
didn't want to be too straight-laced.
"It is funny, I don't think anyone can actually do eight and three-quarter miles per hour."
Source: get surrey