On behalf of North West Women’s Agricultural Union, I do want to enquiry about the following:
To my knowledge it is law that any vehicle which exceeds the length of an ordinary truck, should have a notice on the back to warn motorists that the specific vehicle is longer than 22 metres.
As this law was put in place due to many accidents where motorists misjudged the length of a truck (and trailer) I urge you to investigate if this is still in place? On my way from Cape Town I have passed numerous trucks of which the length exceeded the normal, and a very few had an indication of the extra length displayed.
We feel that this matter is still a great concern for all motorists.
Thank you, we are looking forward to your reply.
The maximum length of a combination of motor vehicles is 22 metres. Any combination that is longer than that must apply for an abnormal vehicle permit and one of the permit conditions is that the vehicle must display a sign on the back stating it is abnormal. This is done in terms of the abnormal vehicle policy TRH 11.
Alta Swanepoel and Associates CC