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Speed limits for large vehicles and cars pulling trailers (2.5.33)
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Speed Limits for large vehicles and cars pulling trailers

LOCAL INFORMATION

2.5.33
Speed limits for large vehicles and cars pulling trailers

Extent:      Jersey
Updated:  March 2017

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Words you may need to know

 

Vehicle - motor car, van or motorised vehicle

Unladennot carrying a load

Maximum speed - the fastest that a vehicle is permitted to travel

Large vehicles are subject to an Island - wide maximum speed limit of 30mph.

The Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 has an all Island 30mph limit on all vehicles over 2.5 tons unladen weight and any vehicle drawing a trailer.

All vehicles over 3.5 tonnes laden weight, as well as buses, coaches and vehicles drawing trailers have a 30mph limit. 

 If you passed your driving test after 1997 in a car, you will have been given a driving licence which will allow you to drive a car or small goods vehicle, up to 3.5 tonnes. A separate test is needed to drive a larger vehicle.

Further information can be found at Article 21 on

https://www.jerseylaw.je/laws/revised/Pages/25.550.aspx

and in the Jersey Highway Code

https://www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocuments/Travel%20and%20transport/IDJerseyHighwayCodepdf20090923Clem.pdf