I urge the authorities to consider removing the speed limits on small commercial vans.
Commercial vans such as the Opel Combo, Citroen Berlingo and Nissan NV200 share the road with private vehicles such as multi-purpose vehicles and sport utility vehicles.
The private vehicles are of the same laden weight as commercial vans when they are loaded. Their technical specifications are also the same, apart from the seats.
Furthermore, new vans today have many safety features, such as airbags and anti-lock braking systems, similar to what private vehicles have.
If these small commercial vans are allowed to travel up to the road speed limit, it would allow for more productivity and reduced manpower fatigue, as drivers do not have to stay on the road for so long.
Trucks weighing more than three tonnes would need to have their speed limited, as their size and weight make the stopping distance a lot longer than that for other vehicles.
But vans do not need to be restricted to a specific speed limit.
Andrew Wee Hoe Pheng