Q529: What class of vehicle is a double cab pick up?
Most double cab pick ups would fall into the class of dual purpose vehicle (examples of a double cab pick up are vehicles such as Mitsubishi Warrior and a Ford Ranger). A dual purpose vehicle is;
- constructed/adapted for carriage of both passengers and goods
- a vehicle with an unladen weight not exceeding 2040 kgs
- constructed/adapted that the driving power of the engine can be transmitted to all wheels
- must have rigid roof, transverse passenger seats and rear windows amongst other things.
The national speed limits applicable to dual purpose vehicles (when not drawing a trailer) are the same as those for a car:
- motorway 70mph
- dual carriageway 70mph
- single carriageway 60mph
- built up area 30mph
These speed limits also apply to passenger vehicles and motor caravans when they are not drawing a trailer, not adapted to carry more than 8 passengers and have an unladen weight not exceeding 3050 kg.