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Re: Thats handy

Post by Grendel » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:03 pm

Yes very true. I have seen people lose there windscreen carrrrying stuff like that , not illegal but not that smart.
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Re: Thats handy

Post by arco_iris » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:05 pm

Rorschach wrote:The only offence they could pick him up on though was no having a marker on the ladder. A simple red rag tied around the end would have made it perfectly legal.
If an item extends more than two metres rearward .... it needs to have a marking to show that projection.
Does this mean that if a bloke walks through the village carrying a 4.2 metre ally ladder on his shoulder, he is technically breaking the law if it doesn't have a red rag on the end? Been there, done that.
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Re: Thats handy

Post by Grendel » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:59 pm

If he was on a skateboard then perhaps yes :lol:
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Re: Thats handy

Post by ayjay » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:17 pm

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Re: Thats handy

Post by Rorschach » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:06 pm

Already been linked to. My comment was that it wasn't illegal, he just needed to hang a flag on the end.
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Re: Thats handy

Post by ayjay » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:27 pm

Rorschach wrote:Already been linked to.
Sorry peeps, hadn't noticed. :oops:
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Re: Thats handy

Post by Rorschach » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:52 pm

ayjay wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Already been linked to.
Sorry peeps, hadn't noticed. :oops:
Easily done when a thread gets into more than one page. :thumbleft:
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Re: Thats handy

Post by ayjay » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:06 pm

Rorschach wrote:Already been linked to. My comment was that it wasn't illegal, he just needed to hang a flag on the end.
I think it is actually illegal, iirc you can only extend 1m beyond the vehicle, (unless that's just for a roof rack).
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Re: Thats handy

Post by Dave54 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:03 pm

ayjay wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Already been linked to. My comment was that it wasn't illegal, he just needed to hang a flag on the end.
I think it is actually illegal, iirc you can only extend 1m beyond the vehicle, (unless that's just for a roof rack).
Thing is ayjay, you're probably think like me, I don't want to find out the hard way by ending up standing in court.

It looks dangerous, and almost certainly is. You can imagine what would happen inside the car if a truck hit that ladder and it bent up.
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Re: Thats handy

Post by Rorschach » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:36 pm

Here is the relevant information.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... _loads.pdf

For 2 meters or less the marker type is not specified, it just needs to be something deemed suitable. In the old days a red cloth, today I would say a hiz viz vest tied on would be ideal.
Loads over 2 meters required a sign as show in the info above, 610mm wide.

If it's less than 1 meter, you don't need to do anything, but it would be silly not to, just in case. As I said, a hi viz vest is ideal.
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