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Hello all,

Some members probably already know this, but I just found out and was shocked i didn't already know.

Thought it'd be good to warn others who are unaware!

For vans over 2000kg there are different speed restrictions to cars and car derived vans (escort van/astra van etc)

Single carriageways - FIFTY MPH (unless signposted otherwise eg less)

Dual carriageways - SIXTY MPH (unless signposted otherwise eg less)

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simply if you pay £180 a year tax (commercial vehicle) you drive slower 50/60

those who are registered as diesel cars ie. £210 a year can do 60/70
 

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that would explain why i got fined for doing 63 in a so called 50 when its actually national speed limit , i actually went to the cop shop and brought it up with the lady that its a 60mph road and showed her that it said fifty on my ticket !?!?!?! she blamed it on the dude in the van lol

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Did you get off with the fine then Munch - Exactly the same has just happened to me..

Also, does anyone know if you can get the classification/registration changed - I'd sooner pay the extra road tax.
 

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Did you get off with the fine then Munch - Exactly the same has just happened to me..

Also, does anyone know if you can get the classification/registration changed - I'd sooner pay the extra road tax.
id be intersted to know this bit too:confused:
 

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If it's a van, it's a van. 50mph. If it's been converted to someting else (ie. a camper) apply to DVLA with loads of photos, etc,. etc,. and they will change description to caravan or motorhome. 60mph.

It's all down to what's recorded on your V5. I bert most say Light Goods/Panel Van, therefore 50mph.

this has always been the case, and will always be the case, same as heavies restricted to 40mph on single carriageway roads.
 
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If it's a van, it's a van. 50mph. If it's been converted to someting else (ie. a camper) apply to DVLA with loads of photos, etc,. etc,. and they will change description to caravan or motorhome. 60mph.

It's all down to what's recorded on your V5. I bert most say Light Goods/Panel Van, therefore 50mph.

this has always been the case, and will always be the case, same as heavies restricted to 40mph on single carriageway roads.

Whats a caravelle ?
 

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Did you get off with the fine then Munch - Exactly the same has just happened to me..

Also, does anyone know if you can get the classification/registration changed - I'd sooner pay the extra road tax.
Don't even get me started on this one. In a word, no.
Whatever the Taxation Class is when it leaves the factory, that's how it stays. No matter what you do to the van.
 

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no i didnt get away with it as it was still 63 in a 60 so 3points and a £60 fine . but still for being 3mph over the limit they let you off normally !? Poo realy
 

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Your van will be over 2000kg as it is the Design Gross Weight - the van's unladen weight and the maximum payload it's designed to carry...

Caravelles can either be registered as Diesel or Petrol cars (60/70 mph and dear tax) or as Light Goods Vehicles (50/60mph cheaper tax) - there is no rhymeor reason for this (I suspect it was more to do with dealer sales targets, more than anything else...

As my converted van is a Private Light Goods and registered as a Motor Caravan, I get the best of both worlds...

Anything registered after 1st March 2001, it seems, get stuck in the same group, even though all Motor Caravans (not Day Vans or Surf Vans) should be taxed as Private Light Goods like the T5 California, for instance, as they fall outside EU Type Approval rules (even though they may comply)...
 
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