Protruding objects from cars

Matthames

Über Member
Location
East Sussex
Reviewing my footage from today, I had a bit of a lucky escape. I filter past this chap with a ladder on his roof rack which over hung his car by quite a bit, looking at the footage it is about 4 rungs. He didn't tie a rag or anything to the end, which is why I didn't really notice it till I reviewed the footage. From my point of view that ladder was as good as invisible and had I decided to filter by undertaking I would of probably have caught it.

I will post up the video tomorrow when I have had chance to edit and render it.

I am just wondering, what is the law regarding overhanging objects like this?
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
It's illegal to have protruding loads, especially at sides. If out the rear then it does need to be adequately 'highlighted' - e.g. warning sign.
 

Rohloff_Brompton_Rider

Formerly just_fixed
sorry fellas, but 3m at front 3m at rear is perfectly legal. anything over 1.5m has to have some warnings, eg hi viz vest / flag.

edit: cock up. 3m front 3m rear is legal. anything more requires written permission from police. owt over 2m needs signs during day and lights at night.
 
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