Tachodisc have been asked by several operators about the proposed speed limit changes for HGV vehicles and if tachographs will be affected.
With government plans to increase the speed limit from 40mph to 50mph on single carriageways and from 50mph to 60mph on dual carriageways in England and Wales for HGV vehicles over 7.5t; we’ve been asked by several operators and drivers if these changes will require the tachograph to be recalibrated?
18 February 2015
The simple answer is NO - the calibrated speed set on the tachograph has no direct relevance to national speed limits.
The current motorway speed limit for a HGV is already 60mph and 50mph for dual carriage ways. Therefore, because there is already a limit of 60 in the UK nothing changes as far as the tachograph is concerned.
The tachograph has no notion of whether the vehicle is on a motorway or dual carriage way. If for example a tachograph is currently calibrated to 56mph, this is the choice of the operator – and if it is driven on the motorway at 58mph (which is perfectly legal) it would be flashing now.
For further information regarding tachograph solutions please contact the Tachodisc team on 01925 283328 or email sales(at)tachodisc(dot)co(dot)uk. Alternatively visit http://www.tachodisc.co.uk
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