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Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Road Tankers and Tank Containers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

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Road tankers carrying dangerous substances to carry hazard warning panels

18.—(1) Subject to regulation 2 1, the operator of a road tanker which is being used for the carriage of one or more dangerous substances shall ensure that it is provided with and displays three hazard warning panels, one at the rear and one on each side of the vehicle and—

(a)each hazard warning panel shall—

(i)be weather resistant and be indelibly marked on one side only so as to comply with the provisions of Schedule 3 (which relates to this form, specifications, colour and information required):

(ii)be either rigid or fixed so as to be rigid.

(iii)be marked on or securely attached to the vehicle or to the tank in a substantially vertical plane, and if the means of attachment is by a frame, that frame shall carry no other hazard warning panels, and

(iv)have its lower edge at least one metre from the ground or if that is not reasonably practicable as high as is reasonably practicable; and

(b)the forward edge of each hazard warning panel required to be displayed on the side of the vehicle shall be as close as is reasonably practicable to the front of the tank or, if there is more than one tank, to the front of the foremost tank.

(2) The driver of any road tanker such as is specified in paragraph (1) shall ensure that the hazard warning panels with which it is required to be provided in accordance with that paragraph are displayed at all times as required thereby.

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