Signage Requirements

The Road Traffic (Vehicle) Regulations 2014 Schedule 2, Division 6 detail the specifications for warning signs for certain RAV combinations.  

An overview of these requirements is provided below.

Transport Operators should note: It is acceptable for the border to be split or to continue around the two parts as shown in these examples.

One part sign:

 Image: Long vehicle sign - unsplit.PNG

 Two part signs:

Image: Long vehicle sign - split 1.PNG  or   Image: Long vehicle sign - split 2.PNG

Oversize Vehicles

  • Class 1 Oversize
    • Signage requirements are stipulated on the Class 1 Oversize period permit and full details can be found in the Class 1 RAV Oversize Period Permit Operating Conditions or listed on your Single Trip Permit.
    •  Generally Class 1 Oversize vehicles are required to display signage on.
      • both the front and rear if it exceeds 2.5 metres in width or 25 metres in length; or
      • the rear only if it does not exceed 2.5 metres in width, and is between 22 and 25 metres in length.
  • Oversize Road Train
  • Oversize B-double
  • Other Oversize Combinations
    • Signage requirements for all oversize combinations are detailed in the permit operating conditions. Generally, a vehicle combination which exceeds 2.5 metres in width will require an Oversize sign on both the front and rear, in addition to any other warning sign that the vehicle combination would normally be required to display if operating within the 2.5 metres width limit, ie. a Long Vehicle or Road Train sign.

Long Vehicles

  • A Long Vehicle (or road train) between 22 and 30 metres in length with one or more dog trailers must display either a Long Vehicle sign on the rear, or a Road Train sign on both the front and rear.
  • A Long Vehicle (or a road train) between 22 and 36.5 metres in length that does not have a dog trailer must display either a Long Vehicle sign on the rear, or a Road Train sign on both the front and rear.
  • A Long Vehicle combination between 22 and 36.5 metres in length that is not covered by the above must display a Long Vehicle sign on the rear.

Road Trains

  • A Road Train over 30 metres in length that has one or more dog trailers must display a Road Train sign on both the front and rear.
  • Any vehicle combination over 36.5 metres in length must display a Road Train sign on both the front and rear.


NOTE: A vehicle must not display a warning sign unless the vehicle requires a warning sign. It is an offence to display a warning sign when not required.

 

Modified: 23 Apr 2018