Did you know the speed limit for a van (between 2 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes) in the UK, on a single carriageway, is 50mph?

Most people don't, and assume it is 60mph, thereby breaking the law every time they creep over 50mph.

For vehicles registered as goods vehicles (vans) in the UK, the speed limits are:

  • Single Carriageway: 50mph
  • Dual carriageway: 60mph
  • Motorways: 70mph

The speed restrictions above also apply to camper vans and motorhomes with an unladen weight of greater than 3050kg or more than 8 passenger seats.

Motor caravans (motorhomes or campervans) with an unladen weight of up to 3050kg (3.05 tonnes) and no more than 8 passenger seats are permitted to travel more quickly, at:

  • Single Carriageways: 60mph
  • Dual Carriageways: 70mph
  • Motorways: 70mph

Know the speed limits of your vehicle before you set off.  It could save you an expensive ticket from the Police.

Find out more from the Government website.

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