If I got caught on this one I would show them a picture of a suburban to cause enough confusion that they would drop it. Hopefully.
glad i seen this thread,i didnt even know me transit has differant limits to cars...guess its time to lift the throttle slightly....
The Oddlot Drag Racing Team...havin fun is usual
57 chevy wagon.
your not drunk enough if you can lie on the floor without holding on..
I'm getting a bit of a bee in my bonnet over this.
Imagine if you did not have internet access. Where would you have heard this information? I have never seen an information ad in a paper. I have never seen a telly ad stating this fact. Ok it's in the highway code. But who, in honesty has been out and bought a new issue since they learned to drive? I havn't and I'm sure most havn't too.
So, even with the internet, where is there a definitive statement re older trucks taxed as historic and used for pleasure only, ie not hauling goods for a commercial purpose.
I suppose I will have to assume that my pickup is subject to the lower limits, and drive accordingly. but I am only assuming and I would like a definitive answer. This is my third pickup. I was not even slightly aware of this until the fella at work got nicked recently.
I think this is purposely kept quiet, not advertised broadly so that the coppers can keep quietly nicking people who as far as they are concerned driving within the speed limit.
Of course the ignorance is no defence argument kicks in, but being ignorant of something that is scarcely publicised is a bit different in my view.
Mart, so many of the rules are not easily available until you research AFTER you've broken them. The regs re points sytem with DVLA etc are a case in point.
I bet if you tried to fight it you'd be told you should buy the Highway code on a regular basis for updates.
I must admit that until about 2 years back I also thought vans ( Transit size etc) ,was the same as cars as I thought the 50mph van restriction on ANY road law was repealled to keep traffic flowing. Like yourself I was concerned about the laws relating to my '41 Chevy .It weighed in at 1300kg with a 600kg payload so was below the weight limit but I didn't know, until now, about the car derived ruling.
We should compare 'little black books' Comrade Odgie !
when i wanted to know about speed limits i went into wisbech police station and asked and was told i needed to speak to somebody from traffic and as none were available i was given the list of vehicles and relevant speed limits from the wall in the station so if i get done for speeding i can show them that if if i dont think they are right
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