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Highway Code Vehicle Markings

Traffic signs: Vehicle Markings

Large goods vehicle rear markings

Motor vehicles over 7500 kilograms maximum gross weight and trailers over 3500 kilograms maximum gross weight

 
A picture of two children inside a yellow square
Five red and yellow chevroned rectangles and three yellow rectangles with red outlines with the word Long Vehicle inside them
School bus (displayed in front or rear window of bus or coach)
The vertical markings are also required to be fitted to builders' skips placed in the road, commercial vehicles or combinations longer than 13 metres (optional on combinations between 11 and 13 metres)
       

 

Hazard warning plates

Certain tank vehicles carrying dangerous goods must display hazard information panels

 
An orange rectangle containing the words 2YE above the number 1089 above the words Newtown-on-Moors (0123) 45678 and a red diamond containg  picture of fire, the words Flammable liquid and the number 3 inside a white circle
The panel illustrated is for flammable liquid.
Diamond symbols indicating other risks include:
An orange rectangle
The above panel will be displayed by vehicles carrying certain dangerous goods in packages

A white diamond containing a picture of a skull and crossbones, the word Toxic and the number 6
Toxic substance
A yellow diamond containing a picture of a burning circle, the words Oxidising Agent and the number 5.1 in a white circle
Oxidising substance
A green diamond containing a picture of a gas canister, the words Compressed Gas and the number 2 in a white circle
Non- flammable compressed gas
A white diamond containing a picture of a fan, the words Radioactive and the number 7
Radioactive substance
A half red and half white diamond containing a picture of a fire, the words Spontaneously Combustable and the number 4 in a white circle
Spontaneously combustible substance
 
A half black and half white diamond containing a picture of a liuid being poured out of two test tubes and melting a bar and a hand, the words Corrosive and the number 8 in a white circle
Corrosive substance
 
 

 
Projection markers
 
A red a white chevron inside a red outlined triangle
Side marker
A red a white chevron inside a red outlined triangle pointing down
End marker
 
Both required when load or equipment (eg crane jib) overhangs front or rear by more than two metres

 

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