Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Not a Lot of People Know That

A firm of solicitors called Woodfines publish a useful letter updating transport law. I don't do a lot of traffic stuff these days, but I do glance through the key points, and I was amused to read that the limit for HGVs on single carriageways will shortly increase from 40 mph to 50 mph. On dual carriageways, HGVs over 7.5 tonnes will have their limit increased from 50 mph to 60 mph. I have driven a good few miles in my time, and I have never gained the impresssion that lorries travel at anywhere near their limits. And on the motorways, white vans such as Transits and the aptly-named Sprinters often travel at well over 100 mph. The ubiquitous BMWs that hurtle along six feet from the car in front are gradually being replaced by Audis, especially the big 3-tonne 4 x 4s.

1 comment:

  1. And those marked in the colours of the Royal Mail seem to be the fastest of the lot.

    In this age of digital, numberplate-reading cameras, it is not unimaginable that a camera would look up the class of vehicle from the numberplate and ticket goods vehicles exceeding their limits whilst being below those for cars.


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