The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Wednesday warned motorists against displaying the wide load signage if their vehicles do not fall within the category specified by law.
Through a statement to newsrooms, NTSA noted that some pickups display ‘wide load’ even when the load does not exceed the overall allowed width.
“Our attention has been drawn to the widespread display of WIDE LOAD signage on the front and rear of pickups either when load carried does not exceed the overall allowed width or when not carrying any load, contrary to the provisions of the law.
“Section 3 (a) of the Traffic Act Cap 403, states that the required maximum overall width of a motor vehicle together with any load projecting beyond the overall width of the vehicle shall not exceed 2.65 metres,” said NTSA.
Adding: “Most pickups have a width of 1.8metres and therefore do not require the wide load sign.”
Owners of pickups whose dimensions do not fall within the category specified by law have been asked not to display the ‘WIDE LOAD’ signage.