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Old 30 October 2008, 14:14   #21
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I vaguely remembering hearing about this before for vans but didn't believe it.

"Whilst a car may travel at up to 60 mph on single carriageways and 70 mph on dual carriageways vans are only allowed to travel up to 50 mph on single carriageway roads and 60 mph on dual carriageway roads."

Does anyopne know if anyone has been booked for this stupid rule? What about speed cameras - do they flash at a different speed for vans and cars? I doubt it somehow.

I have NEVER heard of a van stopped for speeding - nor driven one - that has been because of this law.
'Car-derived' vans are subject to the same speed limits as cars. Other vans have the reduced speed limits which you posted.
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Old 30 October 2008, 14:37   #22
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It doesn't actually say that in the link provided does it?
Yes it feckin' does...too difficult to understand?



"It is very important for drivers to bear in mind that vans (and all goods vehicles not exceeding 7.5 tonnes) are subject to lower national speed limits than cars on both single and dual carriageway roads."
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Old 30 October 2008, 14:38   #23
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'Car-derived' vans are subject to the same speed limits as cars. Other vans have the reduced speed limits which you posted.
Only those with a MAM of under 2,000KG.. Ie the small stuff.
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as i said in an earlier post you can only tow weight for weight with a braked trailer unless the towing vehicle is classified as a duel purporse one such as a landrover ,and not all 4x4 come intro this .
Where does it say that? What it says is.. “For M1 category vehicles (motor vehicles used for the carriage of passengers and comprising not more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat) the maximum permissible trailer weight is quoted by the vehicle manufacturer.”


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. and from what i remember trailers over 2 .5 tons have to have a pin coupling and not a ball one .
Cobblers.
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Yes it feckin' does...too difficult to understand?



"It is very important for drivers to bear in mind that vans (and all goods vehicles not exceeding 7.5 tonnes) are subject to lower national speed limits than cars on both single and dual carriageway roads."
It doesn't mention motorways at all..............

Technically a motorway IS a dual carriageway in many repects.
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Where is that documented or defined?
Recommended by whom? This cannot apply to all vehicles.... think about it!
Sorry should have said this applies to vehicles below 3500kg.
info came from the ford web site Ford - Ranger specifications-PDF down load page 16, and among other sites.
http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/preparing/preparing.htm
The Land rover site indicates the 90 - 110 can tow 3500kg because its all up max load is 3500kg? interesting picture next to this info, 90 with a trailer/ aggregate bag and digger, the landy doesn't seem to be carrying over a tonne or so! to make it legal, I guess that is advertising for you. Not sure how it applies to other vehicles? our tractor for instance is a Ford 4000 weighs 1950 kg we carry far in excess of that on local deliveries? happy for you to prove me wrong as it will save me carrying 500 kg of sand round the country!!
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It doesn't mention motorways at all..............

Exactly, ....the difference is on single/dual track only

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Technically a motorway IS a dual carriageway in many repects.
Of course it is, Sonny.. so why don't you do us all a favour and peddle your tricycle down the M4...
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Sorry should have said this applies to vehicles below 3500kg.
... My Defender is MAM 3050 and legal to tow 3500/4000 with GTW of 6550..off the top of my head..
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all said an done not sure if i would like to tow 4000kg with a swb 90? stopping would be quite a challenge!
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all said an done not sure if i would like to tow 4000kg with a swb 90? stopping would be quite a challenge!
Why? Brakes are on the trailer too...I regularly tow 3,500 with my 110 the probelm ain't with stopping..believe me it's..those long, long hills we have around these parts...
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