Trucker caught speeding on A15 urges people give opinions on HGV speed limits
A lorry driver who was caught speeding on the A15 is urging people to have their say in a Government review of HGV speed limits.
Alan Kaye was snapped by a speed camera doing 48mph on the A15 at Snitterby. He was fined £60 and given three points. The limit for his 44-tonne lorry and other HGVs over 7.5 tonnes is 40mph.
The Department for Transport is proposing to raise the limit on single carriageways for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes to 45mph or 50mph to boost trade.
The 50mph speed limit for HGVs between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes will remain unchanged. Consultation began on November 9 and runs until February 1.
Mr Kaye said: "Slow-moving trucks on single carriageway roads are causing life-threatening situations by impatient drivers making unnecessary and dangerous overtaking manoeuvres to get past. Time is running out to have your say on this important issue."
To take part, complete the form at www.dft.gov.uk/consultations