Heavy Vehicle Rules
Where heavy vehicles can stand or park
Heavy vehicles (GVM of 4.5 tonnes or more) or long vehicles (7.5 metres long or longer) must not stop on a length of road outside a built up area, except on the shoulder of the road. In a built up area they must not stop on a length of road for longer than one hour (buses excepted). For more information on where vehicles can stand or park, refer to the Road Users’ Handbook.
A vehicle or a vehicle and trailer with a GVM of more than 12 tonnes, must
carry three portable warning trianglesto use if the vehicle breaks down.
If a vehicle required to carry warning triangles stops or the load being carried
by the vehicle falls onto the road and is not visible for 200 metres in all
• The first triangle between 50-150m from the front of the vehicle or fallen load.
• The second triangle between 50-150m from the rear of the vehicle or fallen load.
• The third triangle at the side of the vehicle, or fallen load, in a position that gives sufficient warning to other road users of the position of the vehicle or fallen load.