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Speed alert aimed at van drivers

A ‘KNOW your limits’ campaign aimed at Scottish fleets by the East Coast Safety Camera Partnership is warning van drivers that if they obey speed limit signs on roads they could end up with points on their licence.

Speed limit signs are only meant to apply to cars and often the limit is significantly lower for drivers of goods vehicles of any size. For cars and car-derived vans up to two tonnes, the speed limit is 30mph in urban areas, 60mph on single carriageways and 70mph on dual carriageways and motorways.

For goods vehicles and car derived vans of two to 7.5 tonnes, the limit is 50mph on single carriageways, 60mph on dual carriageways and 70mph on motorways if the van does not have a trailer.

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