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Road speed limiter

toppa

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Well to come in line with the new law (bloody eu) i had my road speed limiter fitted to my van today, 90km an hour max..

WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS!!!! Same speed as the lorries, so im stuck behind them om the motorwy getting thorwen arond in the ruts they leave... Getting abused/flashed etc by cars as they dont relise im speed limited and expect me to be doing the limit (duel/single carriage way's)....


And borring!!!! Fourth gear, fith i loose speed, 4th foot flat and sit there!!!

I dont know how the lorry drivers can stand it! Its almost enough to make me find a job where im not driving a big van, i do allot of motorway miles and its already anoying the hell out of me after one day!!!

Winge over....


Cheers
 
hows it fitted or whats it fitted to?

Alreadfy thought of that :eek:

Its programed into the ECU i beleave...

Wouldnt fiddle with it anyway, its now law, i fiddle with it have an accident, and there would be a whole lot of trouble with the ol bill...


Cheers
 
Strictly speaking Toppa, you were limited to 50mph on main roads before, along with any other panel vans and pick ups, and still are.

The new law will be real pain for everyone.
 
I dont know how the lorry drivers can stand it!

i partially know how you feel, been out a few times in the HGV's and slowley become approved to drive them,

a real pain in the .... on the moterways due to the one in front holding ou up on gradients and noty being able to get past,

but good on the a roads makes it safer but then the HGV driver should be driving resposibly and at safe speeds
 
Thats one I have wondered about before. On a dual when i was driving a works pick-up I sat at 60mph as it was a commercial truck.. However my pick-up is privatly registered does that mean I can travel legally at 70mph on a dual ? (downhill with tail wind of course)
 
It is worth noting that this rule applies to many vehicles with 8 or more passenger seats if they were first used on or after 1st October 2001. Between that date and 31st December 2004 all vehicles with 8 or more passneger seats and fitted with an Euro 3 engine with emissions approval under directive 88/77/EC, need a limiter fitted from Jan 1st this year. Euro 2, LPG fueled petrol engines and some others are exempt. All vehicles first used after 31st December 2004 need a limiter.

Full details here.
 
Thats one I have wondered about before. On a dual when i was driving a works pick-up I sat at 60mph as it was a commercial truck.. However my pick-up is privatly registered does that mean I can travel legally at 70mph on a dual ? (downhill with tail wind of course)

Most landrovers and other 4x4's are classed as dual purpose and therefore exempt from 50mph limit.
 
Goods vehicles (in the case of landies = pick-ups and hard tops) between 2 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight:

single carriageway 50
dual carriageway 60
motorway 70

Highway Code ;)
 
Thats one I have wondered about before. On a dual when i was driving a works pick-up I sat at 60mph as it was a commercial truck.. However my pick-up is privatly registered does that mean I can travel legally at 70mph on a dual ? (downhill with tail wind of course)

doesn't apply to most 4x4's as they're classed as dual purpose. and exempt from "commercial van" speed limits
 
According to DVLA and West Yorkshire Police all 110's including hardtops and pickup are classed as dual purpose
 
I was driving along the m4 last night and was flat out on ,y imiter and a bloody Artic passed me and kept pulling away, no he wasnt dipping the clutch i was going up a small gradient..
How the hell is that possable is we are both restricted :( :(

Then just as he got past me, he pulled in front of me and my road view consisted of the back of a lorry for the rest of the journey..

Felt nice and safe/comfortable with that view..

Yes i could have slowed down, then the next lorry would have done the same, then the next, and i would have ended up going backwards...


Cheers
 
just as bad in a bus
we are restricted to 62mph although we can do 5 on a single carriageway 6 on a duel and 70 on a motorway (I did get a bus the other day that had a limiter that was foobard got 80mph from it scared the hell out of me!):D
 
I was driving along the m4 last night and was flat out on ,y imiter and a bloody Artic passed me and kept pulling away, no he wasnt dipping the clutch i was going up a small gradient..
How the hell is that possable is we are both restricted :( :(

Then just as he got past me, he pulled in front of me and my road view consisted of the back of a lorry for the rest of the journey..

Felt nice and safe/comfortable with that view..

Yes i could have slowed down, then the next lorry would have done the same, then the next, and i would have ended up going backwards...


Cheers

Different makes of vehicle and different stations where they have been calibrated come into it . No two vehicles are the same .
Get used to it , especially on hills if you lose your torque .
;)
The irish and most foreigners dont bother with limiters , if you get one of them coming up behind just get out of the way .
 
The Speed limit as it stands at the moment is as Bernie stated, However as of the 1st of Jan next year all vahicles over 3.5t will be limited to 56,
Our sprinter will be ok cause its 3499 :D so will have no limiter,

However all new 3.5t or over this year must be restricted to 56, and lots are being retro-fitted

Still 56 is ok toppa, I reguary drive our 26t M.A.N Lorry, and thst 56 mph, but with Crusie control, electric windows, mirrors, sunroof, air ride seat, air suspension on the cab, and air sus*****on, power steering, Fully auto, and exhaust brake, its lovely to drive.

Owen
 
on the other side of the coin we will end up with masses of limited vans and trucks all trying to pass each other on dual caridgeways and motorways with a speed diferential of less than 5 mph taking forever to do it. last year on one of the dual carridgeway bits of the A9 2 van drivers one in a transit one in a ldv trying to overtake each other helld up trafic for the entire stretch of dual carridgeway all 13 miles of it. both were done for obstructing the caridgeway.

its like the new trailor laws for towing. if i go to collect a machine running mt im under 3.5T so dont need a taco. coming back loaded im over 3.5T so i need a taco.but only if im over 50 k away from base (soon to be 100k) i have to units now 40 k apart which one is the 50 k mesured fromas the truck lives and works from both.
 
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