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    Speed limit for twin cab?

    The following is from the national police site:

    'Most double cab pick ups would fall into the class of dual purpose vehicle (examples of a double cab pick up are vehicles such as Mitsubishi Warrior and a Ford Ranger). A dual purpose vehicle is;
    ◾constructed/adapted for carriage of both passengers and goods
    ◾a vehicle with an unladen weight not exceeding 2040 kgs
    ◾constructed/adapted that the driving power of the engine can be transmitted to all wheels
    ◾must have rigid roof, transverse passenger seats and rear windows amongst other things.

    The national speed limits applicable to dual purpose vehicles (when not drawing a trailer) are the same as those for a car:
    ◾motorway 70mph
    ◾dual carriageway 70mph
    ◾single carriageway 60mph
    ◾built up area 30mph'

    But my Navara twin cab has a 'mass in service' of 2160kg according to the V5 which is above 2040kg and is therefore a LGV and not a dual purpose vehicle. So restricted to 50, 60 and 70 as opposed to 60, 70 and 70. The V5 states it is a LGV.

    Am I correct please?

    David

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    Just drive it the same as a car.

    The worst things are the likes of Caddy's etc, with are 50 in a 60 and 60 in a 70.

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    Go by what it is taxed as, taxed as an LGV lower limits apply.

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    After being on a speed awareness course I was shocked to find out the speed limit of pick ups are the same as a van. As above it is 50 in a 60 and 60 in a 70

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    Quote Originally Posted by howy308 View Post
    After being on a speed awareness course I was shocked to find out the speed limit of pick ups are the same as a van. As above it is 50 in a 60 and 60 in a 70
    I do not think you are entirely correct sir. This could be very vehicle specific.

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    Sorry pal but if you check you will see that I am correct. I only got to know from the course. I have had pickups for 7 years and was shocked when they showed us the chart. But the people running the course may be wrong and if so I apologise

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    Quote Originally Posted by howy308 View Post
    After being on a speed awareness course I was shocked to find out the speed limit of pick ups are the same as a van. As above it is 50 in a 60 and 60 in a 70
    I just recently did a driving examination with an ex police class1 trainer. He had me driving at 60 in my Ranger and told me I can drive my L200 at these speeds too.

    think you have been miss informed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coddy View Post
    Just drive it the same as a car.

    The worst things are the likes of Caddy's etc, with are 50 in a 60 and 60 in a 70.
    My point is that the Navara is subject to the same lower speed restrictions as a Caddy, I think!!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by highland stalker View Post
    I do not think you are entirely correct sir. This could be very vehicle specific.
    From what I have researched I think it all turns on whether the 'unladen weight' is above 2040kg. The problem is that my V5 uses the term 'mass in service'. Are the two terms the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daw View Post
    The following is from the national police site:

    'Most double cab pick ups would fall into the class of dual purpose vehicle (examples of a double cab pick up are vehicles such as Mitsubishi Warrior and a Ford Ranger). A dual purpose vehicle is;
    ◾constructed/adapted for carriage of both passengers and goods
    ◾a vehicle with an unladen weight not exceeding 2040 kgs
    ◾constructed/adapted that the driving power of the engine can be transmitted to all wheels
    ◾must have rigid roof, transverse passenger seats and rear windows amongst other things.

    The national speed limits applicable to dual purpose vehicles (when not drawing a trailer) are the same as those for a car:
    ◾motorway 70mph
    ◾dual carriageway 70mph
    ◾single carriageway 60mph
    ◾built up area 30mph'

    But my Navara twin cab has a 'mass in service' of 2160kg according to the V5 which is above 2040kg and is therefore a LGV and not a dual purpose vehicle. So restricted to 50, 60 and 70 as opposed to 60, 70 and 70. The V5 states it is a LGV.

    Am I correct please?

    David
    works vehicle or private as speed limit depends upon that answer

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