By statute motorway coaches have been fitted with speed limiters for quite a few years, set at 100 KPH 62 MPHRp0thejester wrote: ↑20 Jul 2022, 18:00I'm assuming National Express coaches are 11.999 metres long, never seen one doing less than 70mph.NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑20 Jul 2022, 08:51This should be up to date. Its from the horses mouth, Gov.uk
Not sure that many HGV drivers on the single carriageway routes A697/A68 and single carriageway stretches of the A1 through Northumberland and over the border observe the 50 mph English Side or 40 mph Scottish side, other than times where known speed cameras exist.
Goods vehicles (more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight) in Scotland 40 mph
Goods vehicles (more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight) in England and Wales 50 mph
The other odd ball in that list is the "Car Derived Van" or "dual purpose vehicle" which have the same speed limts as cars while "normal" vans have a restriction of 50mph on single carriageway roads....hello speed limit observing couriers.
These days driving professionally as part of your job, your employers and fleet managers have access to a wealth of "management data" from the vehicles, monitoring how their vehicles are being driven and whether speed limits are being consistently exceeded. They maybe have a duty of care with the information they have to take action to prevent habitual speeding, and not just abrogate responsibility for fines and points when caught to the individual driver.
My brother a mechanic at Midland Red drove their test vehicles designed for motorway use when the M1 opened, Birmingham to London at speeds where possible of 100 mph, exhilarating he said, they were examined after each trip and had to have new brake pads fitted after each trip until Ferodo came up with a suitable anti fade material.