Road Rules

Projections/Overhang

Projections/Overhang

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A light & heavy motor vehicle may not be used on a public road carrying any goods, which project:

Either side of the longitudinal centre-line of the vehicle by more than;

  • in the case a bus or a goods vehicle of which the gross vehicle mass of exceeds 12 000 kilograms - 1,3 meters; or (therefore maximum width of goods is 2,6 meters)
  • in the case of any other vehicle, 1,25 meters. (therefore maximum width of goods is 2,5 meters)

Provided that any side mirror or direction indicator on the vehicle shall not be taken into account;

A light & heavy motor vehicle may not be used on a public road carrying any goods, which project:

  • more than 300 millimeters beyond the front end of the vehicle;
  • more than 1,8 meters beyond the rear end of the vehicle.

A light & heavy motor vehicle may not be used on a public road:

  • Of which any bracket projects more than 150 millimeters beyond the widest part of the vehicle. (Side rear view mirrors or direction indicators are excluded)

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