Speed Limits for large vehicles and cars pulling trailers
Speed limits for large vehicles and cars pulling trailers
Updated: March 2017
Words you may need to know
Vehicle - motor car, van or motorised vehicle
Unladen – not 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
and in the Jersey Highway Code