§ Lord Stoddart of Swindon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What proportion of heavy goods vehicles is now fitted with speed limiters and what arrangements are in place to ensure that limiters are not removed or tampered with.
§ Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish
All heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum gross weight registered after 1 August 1992 have had to have speed limiters fitted from new. In addition certain heavy goods vehicles over 16 tonnes registered after 1 January 1988 have had to have speed limiters fitted since 1 August 1993. Compliance with these requirements is checked at annual roadworthiness tests and it is an offence not to have a limiter fitted and properly functioning.