Confusion Over licence Weight Limits
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THE Traders Road Transport Association are in contact with the Ministry of Transport and other departments in an attempt to clear up the present confusion about the correct unladen-weight division between "motor cars" and heavy motor cars," the latter category being prohibited to drivers under 21 years old. The dividing line has for years been accepted as 3 tons unladen, but since a recent court decision (in the case of Moscrop), which was thought to apply only to articulated vehicles, there has been country-wide confusion about whether the law now regards 21 tons as the dividing line between driving-licence categories for all commercial vehicles. A number of T.R.T.A. members have recently received warnings, or had action taken against them by the authorities, on the basis of the "2k-ton limit," and the Association hope that the present discussions may result in re-establishing the limit at 3 tons.