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Vehicle standardsinformationPUBLISHED 9 NOVEMBER 2012 REV. 55Supersedes VSI No. 5 Rev. 4 19 May 2010Vehicle dimension limitsPurposeThis Vehicle Standards Information (VSI) No. 5 is intended to provide information on the dimensionlimits that apply to vehicles registered for use on NSW roads and road-related areas.IntroductionIn NSW, dimension limits relating to width, height and length, and some internal dimensions ofvehicles, are prescribed in the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007 (theRegulation). The Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005 (the MLAs) alsoprescribes dimension limits relating to size and projection of loads.These dimension limits are set to ensure vehicles using the road network have adequatemanoeuvrability and are compatible with the road systems and other road users.ClassificationVehicles are generally separated into two categories; ‘general access vehicles’ or ‘restrictedaccess vehicles’.GENERAL ACCESS VEHICLESGeneral access vehicles, including combinations, are those that alone or together with any load,do not exceed any of the following limits: a mass limit prescribed in Schedule 1 of the MLAs one or more of the following dimension limits:– a width of 2.5 metres– a height of 4.3 metres– a length of 12.5 metres in the case of a single motor vehicle or 19 metres in the case of acombination any other dimension limit prescribed in the Regulation or the MLAs.A general access vehicle may operate on any road, except where a load or dimension restrictionis indicated by a sign.Transport for NSWLevel 4, 18 Lee Street, Chippendale NSW 2008PO Box K659 Haymarket NSW 1240www.transport.nsw.gov.auTfNSW 12.055 Cat. No. 45070585 First issued January 19941 (20 pages)

RESTRICTED ACCESS VEHICLESA restricted access vehicle means a single motor vehicle or a combination which alone ortogether with any loads, exceeds a general access dimension limit, or mass limit prescribed in theMLAs.A restricted access vehicle may only operate in accordance with a relevant Notice or Permit.Notices are available to download from the website www.rms.nsw.gov.au. Permits are issued bythe Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Special Permits Unit (see page 20 for contact details).Unless stated otherwise, it is a requirement that the applicable Notice or Permit must be carried inthe driving compartment of the vehicle.Unless specified under a Notice, a vehicle that exceeds a prescribed dimension limit, is overmass,has dual control or left-hand drive, requires written approval from RMS to be registered so as tooperate on NSW roads and road related areas. Exemption from the Regulation is considered on anindividual basis; VSI No. 46 Registration of non-conforming special purpose vehicles contains aform for gathering information on each vehicle to determine whether the vehicle may be registered,and if so, what operating conditions apply.Table of contents1. MOTORCYCLES32. RIGID VEHICLES2A. General access rigid vehiclesRigid vehicles including special purpose vehicles (SPVs)32B. Restricted access rigid vehicles, other than busesRigid vehicles including special purpose vehicles (SPVs)43. TRAILERS3A. General access trailersPig trailer, including plantDog trailer, including plantSemi-trailer, including plant, and car carrierLow loader trailer3B. Restricted access trailersLow loader trailerSemi-trailerRefrigerated semi-trailer45566774. BUSES, INCLUDING COACHES4A. General access busesBus/coachArticulated (‘bendy’) bus4B. Restricted access busesControlled access bus or coach over 12.5 metres up to 14.5 metresDouble-deck bus78885. COMBINATIONS/ARTICULATED VEHICLES5A. General access combinationsRigid vehicle (truck) and dog trailerRigid vehicle and pig trailerPrime mover and semi-trailerPrime mover and low loader trailerB-Double5B. Restricted access combinationsTruck and dog trailer – hauling unit exceeds 42.5 tonnes GCMPrime mover and semi-trailerPrime mover and low loader trailerCar carrier - rigid truck and semi-trailer (‘stinger’)Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 201299999101010112 (20 pages)

Car carrier - prime mover & semi-trailer; not designed to carry load over driving compartment1112Car carrier - prime mover & semi-trailer; designed to carry load over driving compartmentB-Doubles - 19m, 25m, 26m12, 13B Double towing a converter dolly13Prime mover and semi-trailer towing a converter dolly13Road trains13, 146.OTHER REQUIREMENTSHeightWidthTurning circleGround clearanceProjection of mirrorsProjecting loads or equipment – light vehiclesProjecting loads – heavy vehiclesRear overhangAxles and axle groups1515151516161718197.AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES198.GLOSSARY201. MotorcyclesFor dimension limits on motorcycles see VSI No. 28 Guidelines for modifications to motorcycles.2. Rigid vehicles2A. GENERAL ACCESS RIGID VEHICLESThe dimensions shown in this section are the maximum allowable for general access rigidvehicles as defined in the Regulation. In addition to the following limits, general access vehiclesmust meet all other applicable requirements described in ‘Other requirements’ on pages 15 to 19.For rigid vehicles exceeding any dimension shown in this section, see ‘Restricted access rigidvehicles’ on page 4.For more information on rear overhang, see page 18.For information on twinsteer axle groups, see page 19.General access rigid vehicles, including special purpose vehicles (SPVs)Rear overhang (ROH): 60% of the wheelbase or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesserVehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 20123 (20 pages)

2B. RESTRICTED ACCESS RIGID VEHICLES (OTHER THAN BUSES)The dimensions shown in this section are the maximum allowable for rigid vehicles that exceedany of the general access dimensions described on page 3. Unless otherwise approved,restricted access vehicles must also meet all other applicable requirements described in ‘Otherrequirements’ on pages 15 to 19.A restricted access vehicle may only operate with the relevant Notices and/or Permits. Somevehicles e.g. overmass, dual control or left-hand drive vehicles, may also require specificapproval from RMS to be registered and to operate on NSW roads.Restricted access rigid special purpose vehicles (SPVs)Rear overhang (ROH):Vehicle forward projection (VFP):90% of the wheelbase or 4.0 metres, whichever is the lesser3.5 metres from the centre of the steering wheel, included in overall length3. Trailers3A. GENERAL ACCESS TRAILERSThe dimensions shown in this section are the maximum allowable for general access trailers asdefined in the Regulation. In addition to the following limits, general access trailers must meet allother applicable requirements as described in ‘Other requirements’ on pages 15 to 19.General access trailers include complying plant trailers, for example, air compressors, concretemixers and drilling rigs.For trailers exceeding any dimension/s shown in this section, refer to ‘Restricted access trailers’on pages 6 and 7.Trailers that otherwise exceed the dimension limits set out in this publication or are overmassrequire approval from RMS for registration – see ‘Restricted access vehicles’ on page 2.General access pig trailer, including plantA ‘pig’ trailer is a trailer that has only one axle group near the middle of the length of the goodscarrying surface. Examples of a pig trailer include a box trailer and a boat trailer.Rear overhang (ROH):Drawbar length (DBL):No more than the length of front loading space or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesserMeasured from the centre of the axle/axle group to the centre of the drawbarcoupling pivot point with the drawbar level, must not be more than 8.5 metresVehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 20124 (20 pages)

General access dog trailer, including plantA ‘dog’ trailer is a trailer that has a front axle or axle group steered by a drawbar attached to atowing vehicle, and a rear axle or axle group. A combination consisting of a semi-trailer and aconverter dolly is also considered to be a dog trailer.Rear overhang (ROH):Wheelbase (WB):Drawbar length (DBL):Kingpin to rear (KR):60% of the wheelbase or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesser9.5 metresMeasured from the centre of the front axle/axle group to the centre of the drawbarcoupling pivot point with the drawbar level, must not be more than 5 metres, and notless than 3 metres in the case of a trailer used in a road train over 19 metres in length12.3 metres*If the point of articulation (kingpin) is adjustable longitudinally, all internal dimensions (ROH, WB, DBL and KR)must comply with the above limits when measured at any point of kingpin adjustment.General access semi-trailer, including plant and car carrierA semi-trailer has a single axle or axle group towards the rear, with a means of attachment to aprime mover that imposes some of the load on the prime mover. Semi-trailers include pole-typetrailers.The length of a semi-trailer does not include any refrigeration or other auxiliary equipment or anyloading space of a reduced width at the front of the semi-trailer within the arc created by thekingpin radius.A trailer built to carry cattle, sheep, pigs or horses on two or more partly or completelyoverlapping decks must not have more than 12.5 metres of its length available for the carriage ofanimals, measured from the inside of the front wall or door of the trailer to the inside of the rearwall or door of the trailer, with any intervening partitions disregarded.Rear overhang (ROH):‘S’ dimension:Kingpin to rear (KR):Length (L):60% of ‘S’ dimension or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesser9.5 metres (see ‘Glossary’ on page 20 for explanation of ‘S’ dimension)12.3 metresNo specific limit, however, when combined with a prime mover, the overallcombination length must not exceed 19 metres*If the point of articulation (kingpin) is adjustable longitudinally, all internal dimensions (ROH, ‘S’ and KR)must comply with the above limits when measured at any point of kingpin adjustment.Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 20125 (20 pages)

General access low loader trailerA low loader trailer is a ‘goose-neck’ type semi-trailer that has a load carrying deck not more thanone metre above the ground over its entire length. The area above the goose-neck may be usedfor equipment storage e.g. spare wheels, tools etc. A low loader is allowed general access only ifit also meets the statutory mass limits.Rear overhang (ROH):‘S’ dimension:Kingpin to rear (KR):Length (L):60% of ‘S’ dimension or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesserNo specific limitNo specific limitNo specific limit, however, when combined with a prime mover, the overall combinationlength must not exceed 19 metres3B. RESTRICTED ACCESS TRAILERSExtendible semi-trailers and trailers with sliding axles must conform to the applicable dimensionalrequirements when not carrying an indivisible load.A semi-trailer may exceed 13.7 metres in length, but not 14.63 metres, if operated in accordancewith the ‘Class 3 Semi-Trailer Exemption Notice 2012’.Plant trailers cannot have any load carrying space except for equipment essential for theoperation of the trailer. For example, piping in the case of a concrete pumping unit or drills in thecase of a drilling rig, and if these items make the trailer overmass or overdimension they must beremoved for travel.Trailers in this category are limited to a maximum height of 4.6 metres, laden or unladen.In this case the vehicle must operate under the ‘4.6 Metre High Vehicle Route Notice 2008’.Unless otherwise approved, restricted access trailers must also meet all other applicablerequirements described in ‘Other requirements’ on pages 15 to 19.Restricted access low loader trailerRear overhang (ROH):‘S’ dimension:Kingpin to rear (KR):Length (L):Width (W):60% of ‘S’ dimension or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesserNo specific limitNo specific limitNo specific limit, however, when combined with a prime mover, the overall combinationlength must not exceed 25 metres2.5 metres (2.7 metres for low loaders fitted with eight tyres on each axle)Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 20126 (20 pages)

Restricted access semi-trailerRear overhang (ROH):‘S’ dimension:Kingpin to rear (KR):60% of ‘S’ dimension or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesser9.5 metresNo specific limit if operated in accordance with the ‘Class 3 Semi-Trailer ExemptionNotice 2012’Restricted access refrigerated semi-trailerRefrigerated semi-trailers operating under the ‘Refrigerated Semi-Trailer Exemption Notice 2008’are allowed the following dimensions:Rear overhang (ROH): 60% of ‘S’ dimension or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesser‘S’ dimension:9.9 metres4. Buses (including coaches)4A. GENERAL ACCESS BUSESGeneral access bus/coachA bus is a motor vehicle built mainly to carry people that seats more than nine adults, includingthe driver.Rear overhang (ROH): 60% of the wheelbase or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesserVehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 20127 (20 pages)

General access articulated (‘bendy’) busAn articulated bus consists of at least 2 rigid sections connected to allow rotary movement, andpassenger access, between the sections.Turning circle, articulated busAll parts, except mirrors and signalling devices, must be able to turnwithin a track with an inner radius of 5.3 metres and an outer radiusof 12.0 metres.4B. RESTRICTED ACCESS BUSESControlled [restricted] access bus/coach over 12.5 metres up to 14.5 metresA controlled access bus is a bus, other than an articulated bus, that is more than 12.5 metreslong. These buses may only operate on approved routes as set out in the ‘Class 2 ControlledAccess Bus Notice 2010’.Rear overhang (ROH): 70% of the wheelbase or 4.9 metres, whichever is the lesserRestricted access double-deck bus5. Combinations/articulated vehicles5A. GENERAL ACCESS COMBINATIONSThe dimensions shown in this section are the maximum allowable for general accesscombinations/ articulated vehicles as described in the Regulation.For combinations exceeding any dimension/s shown in this section, refer to ‘Restricted accesscombinations’ on page 10.In addition to the following limits, general access combinations must also meet all otherapplicable requirements described in ‘Other requirements’ on pages 15 to 19.Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 20128 (20 pages)

General access rigid vehicle (truck) and dog trailerNote: If the hauling unit has a gross combination mass (GCM) in excess of 42.5 tonnes the combination mayoperate at more than 42.5 tonnes as a ‘restricted access’ vehicle combination under the ‘Class 3 Truck and DogTrailer Combination Notice 2010’ – see page 10.General access rigid vehicle and pig trailerGeneral access prime mover and semi-trailerGeneral access prime mover and low loader trailerGeneral access B-DoubleA B-Double that does not exceed 19 metres in length and does not have a mass exceeding 50tonnes may operate on any road except where indicated by a sign posted on a particular road orin a particular area.Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 20129 (20 pages)

5B. RESTRICTED ACCESS COMBINATIONSRestricted access combinations/articulated vehicles include, but are not limited to: vehicle combinations longer than 19.0 metres. Examples include B-Doubles, road trains and lowloader combinations. vehicles more than 4.3 metres high. Examples include livestock crates, loaded car carriers andother commodity carriers. These vehicles may only operate on an approved route as set out inthe ‘4.6 Metre High Vehicle Route Notice 2008’. vehicles carrying indivisible loads, and operating under a ‘General Class 1 Oversize Notice’, orspecific Permit special purpose vehicles (SPVs) that exceed general access dimensions or mass limits truck and dog trailer combinations where the truck mass is in excess of 42.5 tonnes agricultural vehicles that exceed general access dimensions or mass limits.Unless otherwise approved, restricted access combinations must also meet all other applicablerequirements described in ‘Other requirements’ on pages 15 to 19.Restricted access truck and dog trailerIf the hauling unit of a truck and dog trailer combination has a GCM in excess of 42.5 tonnes thecombination may operate up to 50 tonnes under the ‘Class 3 Truck and Dog Trailer CombinationNotice 2010’ (the Notice) provided that: the axle spacings of the combination are within the limits detailed in the Notice the height of the load on any three axle dog trailer in this combination (HLT in diagram below)does not exceed 3.5 metres all other requirements of the Notice are met.Restricted access prime mover and semi-trailerRestricted access prime mover and low loader trailerWidth (W):Length (L):2.5 metres, or 2.7 metres for low loader trailers fitted with eight tyres on each axle. The primemover must not exceed 2.5 metres widthMay exceed 19 metres subject to the ‘Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Notice 2012’ or a specificPermitVehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 201210 (20 pages)

Restricted access car carrier comprising rigid truck and semi-trailerA car carrier combination may have an overall laden length of up to 25 metres if the hauling unitis designed to carry a load in addition to a load over the driving compartment. This combination iscommonly referred to as a ‘stinger’.Rear projection (RP):Rear overhang (ROH):Rear overhang limit (ROHL):‘S’ dimension:Kingpin to rear (KR):Forward projection (FP):Length unladen (LU):Length laden (LL):1.2 metres rearward of the constructed length of the trailer, included in laden length ‘LL’60% of ‘S’ dimension or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesser4.9 metres when laden9.5 metresMay exceed 12.3 metres if the semi-trailer is operating under the ‘Class 3 SemiTrailer Exemption Notice 2012’1.2 metres in front of headlights, included in laden length ‘LL’A car carrier combination with a hauling unit designed to carry a load in addition toa load above the driving compartment and exceeding 19 metres in length must beoperated in accordance with the ‘Class 2 Car Carrier Combination Notice 2011’Must not exceed 25.0 metres and must be operated in accordance with the ‘Class 2Car Carrier Combination Notice 2011’Restricted access car carrier comprising prime mover and semi-trailerIn this combination the prime mover is not designed to carry a load over the driving compartment.Rear projection (RP):Rear overhang (ROH):Rear overhang limit (ROHL):‘S’ dimension:Kingpin to rear (KR):Length unladen (LU):Length laden (LL):1.2 metres rearward of the constructed length of the trailer, included in laden length ‘LL’60% of ‘S’ dimension or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesser4.9 metres when laden9.5 metresMay exceed 12.3 metres if the semi-trailer is operating under the ‘Class 3 SemiTrailer Exemption Notice 2012’19.0 metres20.2 metres if operating under the ‘Class 2 Car Carrier Combination Notice 2011’Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 201211 (20 pages)

Restricted access car carrier comprising prime mover and semi-trailerIn this combination the prime mover is designed to carry a load over the driving compartment.Rear projection (RP):Rear overhang (ROH):Rear overhang limit (ROHL):‘S’ dimension:Kingpin to rear (KR):Forward projection (FP):Length unladen (LU):Length laden (LL):1.2 metres rearward of the constructed length of the trailer. Included in laden length ‘LL’60% of ‘S’ dimension or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesser4.9 metres when laden9.5 metresMay exceed 12.3 metres if the semi-trailer is operating under the ‘Class 3 SemiTrailer Exemption Notice 2012’1.2 metres in front of headlights, included in laden length ‘LL’19.0 metres21.4 metres if operating under the ‘Class 2 Car Carrier Combination Notice 2011’.RESTRICTED ACCESS B-DOUBLESA B-Double is a combination consisting of a prime mover towing two semi-trailers.In a B-Double built to carry cattle, sheep, pigs or horses, the two semi-trailers must not havemore than 18.8 metres of their combined length available for the carriage of animals, with eachtrailer measured from the inside of the front wall or door to the inside of the rear wall or door, withany intervening partitions disregarded.Restricted access 19 metre B-DoubleA B-Double which does not exceed 19 metres in length, but exceeds a mass of 50 tonnes, mayonly operate on the routes as set out in the ‘19 Metre B-Double Mass Limit Notice 2010’.Restricted access 25 metre B-DoubleA B-Double which exceeds 19 metres, but does not exceed 25 metres in length, may onlyoperate on the roads and areas as set out in the ‘Class 2 B-Double Notice 2010’.Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 201212 (20 pages)

Restricted access 26 metre B-DoubleA B-Double may exceed 25 metres, up to a maximum of 26 metres if it operates in accordance withthe ‘Class 3 26-metre B-Double Exemption Notice 2010’. The distance between the point ofarticulation at the front of the leading semi-trailer and the rear of the vehicle combination must notexceed 20.6 metres.Kingpin to rear (KR):The distance from the centreline of the kingpin of the front trailer to the rear of thecombination must not exceed 20.6 metresRestricted access B-Double towing a converter dollyA B-Double towing an unladen converter dolly must be operated in accordance with the ‘Class 2Converter Dolly Combination Notice 2011’.Length (L): Must not exceed 36.5 metres and must operate in accordance with the ‘Class 2 Converter DollyCombination Notice 2011’Restricted access prime mover and semi-trailer towing a converter dollyA prime mover and semi-trailer combination towing an unladen converter dolly must be operatedin accordance with the ‘Class 2 Converter Dolly Combination Notice 2011’.Length (L):Must not exceed 26 metres and must operate in accordance with the ‘Class 2 Converter DollyCombination Notice 2011’RESTRICTED ACCESS ROAD TRAINSA road train is a combination, other than a B-Double, consisting of a motor vehicle towing at leasttwo trailers. All road train combinations must operate either under a Notice or a Permit.Restricted access prime mover, semi-trailer and one dog trailerRoad train combinations consisting of a prime mover, semi-trailer and a dog trailer must notexceed 36.5 metres and may only operate in accordance with the ‘Class 2 Road Train Notice2012’.Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 201213 (20 pages)

Restricted access rigid vehicle and two dog trailersRoad train combinations consisting of a rigid vehicle and two dog trailers must not exceed 36.5metres and may only operate in accordance with the ‘Class 2 Road Train Notice 2012’.Restricted access prime mover, semi-trailer and two dog trailersRoad train combinations consisting of a prime mover, semi-trailer and two dog trailers must notexceed 53.5 metres and may only operate in accordance with the ‘Class 2 Road Train Notice 2012’.Restricted access AB-TripleA prime mover and semi-trailer combination connected, by a converter dolly, to two semi-trailersconnected by a fifth wheel coupling. This combination may only operate under a specific Permit.Restricted access B-TripleA prime mover towing three semi-trailers. This combination may only operate under a specific Permit.Restricted access BA-TripleA B-Double combination connected, by a converter dolly, to a semi-trailer,or, a B-Double combination connected to a dog trailer.Both of these combinations may only operate under a specific Permit.Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 201214 (20 pages)

6. Other requirementsHEIGHTThe maximum height of a general access vehicle, laden or unladen, is 4.3 metres.A restricted access vehicle may operate to a maximum limit of 4.6 metres high, but must operateunder the ‘4.6 Metre High Vehicle Notice 2008’ as well as any other relevant Notices and/or Permits.WIDTHThe maximum overall width of a general access vehicle, laden or unladen, is 2.5 metres. It ismeasured across the body and includes wheel guards, but excludes rear vision mirrors, lights,signalling devices, side mounted lights and tyre pressure monitoring systems.Any vehicle and its load exceeding 2.5 metres in width is considered to be a restricted accessvehicle and may only operate under appropriate RMS approval such as a Notice or Permit.TURNING CIRCLEAll vehicles other than articulated buses (see page 8), musthave a turning circle in either direction such that the extremeouter edge of the tyre track at ground level does not exceed25 metres in diameter.GROUND CLEARANCEGround clearance is the minimum distance to the ground from the underside of a vehicle excludingits tyres, wheels, wheel hubs, brake backing plates and flexible mudflaps or mudguards.All vehicles must conform to the following ground clearance requirements:Ground clearance, indicated by the shaded area in above diagram, must:(i) be a height of at least 100 mm within one metre of an axle, and(ii) be a height of at least one-thirtieth of the distance between centres of adjacent axles, measuredat the midpoint between them (DA in above diagram), and(iii) allow the vehicle to pass over a peak in the road with a gradient on either side of 1:15, with the wheelsof one axle of the vehicle on the slope on one side of the peak and the wheels of the next axle on theslope of the other side. This requirement applies between all axles of a vehicle or combination.For vehicles manufactured after 16 October 2007, the following requirements also apply: The running clearance for a vehicle other than a motor cycle must not be less than 100 mm. Where a bus, when fully laden and at normal ride height does not meet (ii) above, a device must befitted to enable the chassis to be lifted sufficiently to meet the ground clearance requirements.Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 201215 (20 pages)

PROJECTION OF MIRRORSExcept where allowed below, the rear view mirror of a vehiclewith a gross vehicle mass (GVM) over 3.5 tonnes must notproject more than 150 mm beyond the widest part of the vehicleor combination on either side (P in diagram at right).However, the rear vision mirrors may project up to 230 mmbeyond the widest part of the vehicle or combination if theycan fold to project not more than 150 mm beyond thewidest part on either side.For vehicles manufactured after 15 August 2006, rear vision mirrors that comply with AustralianDesign Rule (ADR)14/02 Rear Vision Mirrors by complying with ECE R46*, may protrude up to250 mm beyond the widest part of the vehicle, where the lower edge of the mirror is less than 2metres above the ground.*United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Regulation No. 46.PROJECTING LOADS OR EQUIPMENT – LIGHT VEHICLESThe following dimension limits for projecting loads and equipment apply to any light vehicle orvehicle/trailer combination having a GVM or GCM of 4.5 tonnes or less, other than a motorcycleor sidecar combination.For motorcycle dimension limits see VSI No. 28 Guidelines for modifications to motorcycles.For information on carrying bicycles on a bicycle rack see VSI 10 Carrying bicycles on motorvehicles.Light vehicle up to 9.5 metres in lengthRear projection (RP):Forward projection (FP):Side projection (not shown):1.2 metres (may exceed 1.2 metres under certain conditions – see ‘Warningdevices for projecting loads or equipment - light vehicles’ on page 17)1.2 metres in front of the headlights. Included in overall length150 mm beyond extreme outer edge of either side of vehicle, excluding mirrors.Light vehicle more than 9.5 metres in lengthRear projection (RP):Forward projection (FP):Load or equipment projection (LEP):4 metres, measured from the rear overhang line1.2 metres in front of the headlights. Included in overall lengthIf greater than 1.2 metres it is recommended that warning devices befitted – see ‘Warning devices for projecting loads or equipment - lightvehicles’ on page 17.Vehicle Standards Information No. 5 Rev. 5 Published 9 November 201216 (20 pages)

Light vehicle and trailer combinationRear projection (RP):1.2 metres (may exceed 1.2 metres under certain conditions – see ‘Warning devices forprojecting loads or equipment - light vehicles’ below)Rear overhang (ROH): no more than the length of the front loading space or 3.7 metres, whichever is the lesser.If the trailer in this combination is loaded with rowing boats, see VSI No. 43 Transporting rowingboats for more information.If the trailer in this combination is loaded with a small yacht, see VSI No. 62 Transporting yachtson trailers for more information.Warning devices for projecting loads or equipment – light vehiclesA light vehicle, or a light vehicle and trailer combination, may have a rear projection exceeding1.2 metres if the overall length of the vehicle or combination, together with the loading orequipment on it, is within the relevant limits fixed by the Regulation i.e. 12.5 metres in the case of a light vehicle 19.0 metres in the case of a light vehicle and trailer combination.If the rear projection is greater than 1.2 metres, the rear of the load or equipment must haveattached a brightly coloured flag or piece of material not less than 300 mm square. In addition tothe flag, when travelling at night or in adverse weather conditions that restrict visibility, a red lightor at least two red reflectors must be attached: the red light needs to be seen for 200 metres the reflectors need to be capable of projecting a red reflection of light.These requirements also apply to any load or equipment that projects less than 1.2 metres if itprojects in such a way that it is not readily visible to a person following immediately behind the vehicle.PROJECTING LOADS – HEAVY VEHICLESThe following dimension limits for projecting loads apply to: any ve

Nov 09, 2012 · The dimensions shown in this section are the maximum allowable for rigid vehicles that exceed any of the general access dimensions described on page 3. Unless otherwise approved, restricted access vehicles must also meet all other applicable requirem