Unmarked police HGV

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944 Man

1,277 posts

109 months

Saturday 14th May
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bigothunter said:
Technical regulations British Truck Racing Championship stipulate:

..the engine and all, ancillaries must be exactly to manufacturer’s standard specification. All vehicles, regardless of class, must be equipped with a speed measuring/recording/limiting device. The maximum permitted road speed is 160 kph (99.4 mph).

Clearly their FDRs are raised but without speed limiters, top speed would readily exceed 100 mph.

I remember an unlimited police artic unit being shown on TV. That reached 100 mph with ease driving
Republic of Ireland? He had the licence but he didn't have a clue.

bigothunter

4,237 posts

37 months

Saturday 14th May
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944 Man said:
Republic of Ireland? He had the licence but he didn't have a clue.
Demonstration of braking distance for trucks at high speed IIRC. Could have been in Republic of Ireland...

MustangGT

9,378 posts

257 months

Monday 16th May
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normalbloke said:
MustangGT said:
I would love to know how fast an unlimited Scania 770 tractor unit would go !!
It’d be a maths thing. Rev limiter in top, It’d run out or gearing before it hit any other limiting factor like aerodynamics or lack of power.
New diff would solve it......

Tom Logan

3,082 posts

102 months

Thursday
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Pit Pony said:
NikBartlett said:
Do truckers still use CB radio or equivalent ? You would have thought news of a unmarked plod truck prowling the M6 would be all over the trucker airwaves within a few seconds of the first nosy into a cab laugh
It's the sort of thing you wouldn't inform. o there about. Let them.get done for watching Netflix
Most of the Irish truckers previously mentioned used (illegal) AM CBs.

Many years ago I was working in the Dumfries/Castle Douglas area on pipelines and some of their antics were a sight to behold, running at night without lights was one of the favourites.

Chainsaw Rebuild

1,698 posts

79 months

Yesterday (09:02)
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Tom Logan said:
Many years ago I was working in the Dumfries/Castle Douglas area on pipelines and some of their antics were a sight to behold, running at night without lights was one of the favourites.
Bloody hell!! I have heard the Southern Irish truckers can be dubious but that's outrageous - I would wholly support a lifetime ban for deliberately running without lights.