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Oven Man05/09/2021 16:34:53
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How times have changed. Back in the late 1960s/early 70s I got done for doing more than 40 mph in an Escort van on an unrestricted section of the A1 dual carriageway. Enforcement was very strict then, fine and licence endorsement.

Peter

Nicholas Farr05/09/2021 16:55:04
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Hi Robert, I think you'll find that even car derived vans exceeding 2 Tonnes laden weight will be the same as all commercial vans as far as maximum speeds are concerned.

Regards Nick.

Peter Greene05/09/2021 17:32:53
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 05/09/2021 07:41:33:

https://news.sky.com/story/pure-luck-driver-not-seriously-injured-after-bicycle-smashes-through-windscreen-on-m9-in-scotland-12399109


Got bored during the extensive cookie-selection window and moved on ... sorry. Happens more and more these days.

Michael Gilligan05/09/2021 17:59:47
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Posted by Peter Greene on 05/09/2021 17:32:53:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 05/09/2021 07:41:33:

https://news.sky.com/story/pure-luck-driver-not-seriously-injured-after-bicycle-smashes-through-windscreen-on-m9-in-scotland-12399109


Got bored during the extensive cookie-selection window and moved on ... sorry. Happens more and more these days.

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I would have posted the Apple News link [which by-passes all that]

… but then the Androids complain !

MichaelG.

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https://apple.news/AOZhAvhOXQGyuu0viAVLzSg

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 05/09/2021 18:02:19

Pete Rimmer05/09/2021 18:10:34
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Posted by Nicholas Farr on 05/09/2021 16:55:04:

Hi Robert, I think you'll find that even car derived vans exceeding 2 Tonnes laden weight will be the same as all commercial vans as far as maximum speeds are concerned.

Regards Nick.

Nick a van cannot be classified as a car-derived van if it's laden weight is above 2 tonnes.

Nicholas Farr05/09/2021 20:27:53
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Hi Pete, I was going by the statement in brackets in the scan below, so assumed there were such vans, oh well every day is a school day.

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Regards Nick.

Mark Rand05/09/2021 20:32:22
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Have you never seen a Bugatti Veyron trade or a Rolls Royce Phantom pickup?

cheeky

Peter Greene05/09/2021 22:44:29
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 05/09/2021 17:59:47:

I would have posted the Apple News link [which by-passes all that]

… but then the Androids complain !

MichaelG..

**LINK**

That link still gives me the same window .... on both my PC and my iPad. You must have been through the cookies dialogue before and set the .... cookie.

Not to worry - it's not crucial.

Michael Gilligan05/09/2021 22:57:07
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Screen Grab [converted to jpg for the forum]

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Credit : Sky News

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Mike Poole05/09/2021 23:15:51
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As someone else mentioned this does not seem to be a complete bicycle, the BBC show the handlebars inside the car but the rest of the diamond and rear wheel are nowhere to be seen. Nevertheless a large chunk of bicycle coming though your windscreen has to be an unwelcome visitor. The old days of toughened windscreens was scary when instead of a stone chip you were suddenly plunged to zero visibility and punching out the shattered glass was the only way to see where you were going. If you could safely stop and cover all the heater vents before knocking out the screen then it was happy days. I still found bits of glass hiding months later.

Mike

Michael Gilligan05/09/2021 23:19:05
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Posted by Mike Poole on 05/09/2021 23:15:51:

As someone else mentioned this does not seem to be a complete bicycle, […]

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An observation supported by the caption to the Police photo.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 05/09/2021 23:22:09

Dave Halford06/09/2021 10:58:26
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Posted by Mark Rand on 05/09/2021 20:32:22:

Have you never seen a Bugatti Veyron trade or a Rolls Royce Phantom pickup?

cheeky

Have you ever seen a Merc Sprinter van at 95mph? Why do/did they make them so fast.

martin haysom06/09/2021 11:43:17
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Posted by Pete Rimmer on 05/09/2021 18:10:34:
Posted by Nicholas Farr on 05/09/2021 16:55:04:

Hi Robert, I think you'll find that even car derived vans exceeding 2 Tonnes laden weight will be the same as all commercial vans as far as maximum speeds are concerned.

Regards Nick.

Nick a van cannot be classified as a car-derived van if it's laden weight is above 2 tonnes.

according to the lecture of my recent speed awereness course what matters is what is written in the logbook. which was useful to know as both my pickups weigh over 2 tons loaded

Nicholas Wheeler 106/09/2021 14:03:38
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Posted by Dave Halford on 06/09/2021 10:58:26:
Posted by Mark Rand on 05/09/2021 20:32:22:

Have you never seen a Bugatti Veyron trade or a Rolls Royce Phantom pickup?

cheeky

Have you ever seen a Merc Sprinter van at 95mph? Why do/did they make them so fast.

That's just a side effect of using a modern, powerful, 'clean', not particularly durable diesel engine. It's basically the same engine you'll find in Mercedes cars. Which is all a bit different to the detuned 2.0l Pinto Ford put into Mk2 Transits

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