Do vans have lower speed limits?

Can you tell me if vans have lower speed limits compared to cars? I was driving around 70mph in my Ford Transit on a dual carriageway and have now been sent a speeding fine. Is this correct?

Asked on 24 September 2013 by Paul Smith

Answered by Dan Powell
Most vans are under 7.5 tonnes laden (loaded) weight and must follow the speed limits for goods vehicles of the same weight. This means you’re limited to 50mph on single and 60mph on duel carriageways. Only car-derived vans weighing no more than two tonnes when loaded are exempt from this ruling.

It’s perhaps a bit harsh to be given a ticket for around 70mph, but it’s the letter of the law and therefore correct.
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