[Tagging] Exclusive access rights

Ronnie Soak chaoschaos0909 at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 2 11:56:30 GMT 2012

2012/11/2 John Sturdy <jcg.sturdy at gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
>> It is rare to prohibit hgvs as such, the way this is achieved is by weight
>> or length. The most common is to prohibit vehicles over 7.5t, the historic
>> breakpoint between a vehicle that could be driven on a car license and one
>> requiring a hgv licence. At some point that weight was reduced, not sure
>> what to or when. I can still drive a 7.5t truck due to when I passed my
>> test.
> I can't remember when it changed, but it changed to 3.5t.  (The range
> 3.5t to 7.5t is covered by the C1 driving licence.)
> One common weight restriction is 17.5t.  I think the idea behind this
> is that the axle weight limit is 10t, and hgv designers have to leave
> a bit of leeway for how the load is positioned on/in the vehicle, so
> in practice the rated gross tonnage of a lorry is 8 times the number
> of axles.  So, in effect, a 17.5t limit really means "no vehicles with
> more than two axles".
> Also, width restrictions may in effect mean "no hgv or psv", with
> "except for access" to allow the dustcart in.

I actually know a winding mountain road where there is a 'no hgv' sign
and not a width, height or weight restriction.
The reason probably is that there should be a width and length
restriction due to the narrow road, tight corners and danger of snow
and ice, but the hotel and restaurant on top is
in desperate need for the tourist coaches to reach it.

All I wanted to say is: just because it is stupid doesn't mean that
there are no examples of it in the real world.

my two cents,


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