Different laws apply to cars and drivers of pick-up speed limits.
The speed limit for pick-ups is not the same as the law applying to cars.
Pick-up speed limits are lower than cars on both single- and dual carriageway roads.
For example, a car can travel at 60mph on a single carriageway road, and 70mph on dual carriageways. However, a pick-up can must travel 10mph less in each case, at only 50mph and 60mph respectively.
What about motorways?
Pick-ups of up to 7.5 tonnes gvw can travel at 70mph on a motorway.
What if I’m towing a trailer?
For a pick-up with a total weight of not more than 7.5 tonnes with trailer, the limit is 50mph on single carriageways; and 60mph on both dual carriageways and motorways.
- Visit the Department for Transport’s website for more on speed limits for commercials
- Or go and visit the Freight Transport Association with its wealth of information at www.fta.co.uk