Know what to do when it's bigger than you

Whether you're driving on metro or regional roads, you may come across vehicles carrying extra weight and width.

Published: 08 April 2021, Updated: 08 April 2021

Vehicles carrying oversize loads are typically much bigger, wider and slower than you. It can be daunting sharing the road with them, but following the road rules will make your trip a safer one.

If you come across a vehicle that's wider than you, slow down, move left, prepare to stop and follow directions. You may need to pull over completely for the vehicle to pass safely. 

If you come across a vehicle that's longer than you and need to overtake, be patient. Make sure you have a long stretch of road ahead of you - overtaking road trains can take a lot longer than a regular truck. 

Learn more about sharing the road with vehicles that are bigger than you

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