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Overhang

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:37 pm
by Mark R
Boring Q - what are the rules on roof load overhang?

Cheers,

Re: Overhang

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:01 pm
by Chas C
Mark if you do a search on DVLA rules I'm sure front and rear are laid out relative to vehicle length. You need to have some marker tied to the ends to warn other traffic. For the sides I recall you should never to go beyond outside edge of wing mirrors.

Re: Overhang

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:12 pm
by Chas C
Try http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986 ... e/data.pdf is very complicated to understand.

Re: Overhang

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:19 pm
by DaveB
Length of Projection Action if load projects rearwards Action if load projects forwards
Not exceeding 1 metre • No requirements specified. • No requirements specified.


More than 1 metre, but
not exceeding 2 metres
• End must be made clearly
visible. (C&U Schedule 12, para 4) • No requirements specified.

Re: Overhang

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:31 pm
by Yellow boat

Re: Overhang

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:26 pm
by Chas C
So it's 2M front and back with identication (flag) and one metre without identification.

Re: Overhang

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:31 pm
by Mark R
Cheers all...

Re: Overhang

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:04 pm
by swimboater
Yellow boat wrote:Summery here easier to understand.

http://assets.highways.gov.uk/specialis ... _loads.pdf


What about width requirements?

"If the load does not extend beyond the longitudinal plane passing through the extreme projecting
point on one side of the vehicle, it shall not be necessary for a marker to be fitted to the load on
that side. "

That must mean no wider than the mirrors?

If you fit some of those extended caravan mirrors can you use a really wide roof rack?

Re: Overhang

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:05 am
by Yellow boat
Mmmmm. Or could it be said that the roof rack bar is part of the vehicle not the load?

Re: Overhang

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:32 am
by Dave Thomas
I thought that the relevant width was the extreme widest part of the body (ie excluding wing/door mirrors), and that basing on width over mirrors was common misconception.