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

directions, the driver must put:

 

 

• 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.