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Is the L200 classed as a LGV and subject to 50mph speed limit on A roads?   Are all pick ups in the same position?

 

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Mark

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its my understsanding that all pickups are classed as N1 commercial vehical:
30mph in built up areas, 
50mph on single 
60mph on duel carriageways. 

Motorway speeds are the same as cars, unless towing a trailer, which lowers it to 60mph.

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I did a "specialist" driving course with work because lads kept "parking" them on their roof... The instructor knew of no changes in vehicle speeds... Hence I have always driven at normal speeds on roads in both my personal pickup and my works sign written one. 

From Parkers: https://www.parkers.co.uk/vans-pickups/advice/speed-limits/

 

Speed limits for pickups

Most pickups count as dual-purpose vehicles, and can be driven as quickly as a car.

But do check their unladen weight before making any assumptions. For some high-spec pickups this will be greater than 2,040kg, making them the subject to the same rules as regular vans.

Edited by Cawdor118
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17 minutes ago, Farmboy91 said:

I think the dmax is a the only one that comes under the weight limit.

A Hilux Invincible is 1880kg

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Is that the single or double cab?

3 minutes ago, Cawdor118 said:

A Hilux Invincible is 1880kg

 

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34 minutes ago, Cawdor118 said:

Double mate

Ok cheers  👍

I was looking at trucks a little while ago and was surprised at how many came in the higher weight category. 

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11 hours ago, KronKron said:

its my understsanding that all pickups are classed as N1 commercial vehical:
30mph in built up areas, 
50mph on single 
60mph on duel carriageways. 

Motorway speeds are the same as cars, unless towing a trailer, which lowers it to 60mph.

I believe this is correct and automatic speed cameras work from dual data base which references vehicle class , N1 being commercial and therefore lower speed limits.
If the same vehicle was first registered as M1 private not N1 commercial then normal speed limits apply. Problem here is that normal road tax is applicable which may be higher than commercial @ £265.

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Im on my fourth Navara, 3 x 2.5 and noe 3.0 V6. I have always driven them assuming car speed limits and never had a fine. My daily commute involves a 50 mile round trip along a dual carriageway (non motorway) with average speed cameras for 30 miles of this. I set the cruise control at 78mph on the dash (GPS app on phone says this 73MPH) and never been fined.

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On 24/07/2020 at 20:34, flippermaj said:

Hi Ross,

have you been up and down the a9 under the average speed cameras at more than 50 ish?

 

Yes , I'm up and down to Aviemore practicing clays a far bit and never received a fine. I go 70mph in the dual sections and 60mph in the single carriageway. The 3.0l hilux struggles to do over 70 anyway! 🤣. I'm the same in the works wagon. 

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