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Most double cab pick ups would fall into the class of dual purpose vehicle (examples of a double cab pick up are vehicles such as Mitsubishi Warrior and a Ford Ranger). A dual purpose vehicle is;

  • constructed/adapted for carriage of both passengers and goods
  • a vehicle with an unladen weight not exceeding 2040 kgs
  • constructed/adapted that the driving power of the engine can be transmitted to all wheels
  • must have rigid roof, transverse passenger seats and rear windows amongst other things.

The national speed limits applicable to dual purpose vehicles (when not drawing a trailer) are the same as those for a car:

  • motorway 70mph
  • dual carriageway 70mph
  • single carriageway 60mph
  • built up area 30mph

These speed limits also apply to passenger vehicles and motor caravans when they are not drawing a trailer, not adapted to carry more than 8 passengers and have an unladen weight not exceeding 3050 kg.

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