Insecure Loads

IT IS AN OFFENCE TO TRANSPORT LOADS WHICH ARE NOT ADEQUATELY COVERED OR RESTRAINED

  • Ensure each load you transport is covered or restrained. Uncovered loads can spill onto the road and create litter and pollution.
  • Heavy objects, such as bricks, rocks, tree trunks, furniture and other items can dislodge and cause an accident, or damage other vehicles on the road.
  • Loose bulk loads, such as soil and dirt can blow from a vehicle and result in air pollution.
  • Items that protrude, must be flagged, and are limited as to how far they may protrude.

Further information can be obtained from the RTA, in relation to securing loads onto vehicles.

Every year Australians are injured or killed in crashes caused by uncovered and insecure loads.

The safe loading of vehicles is vitally important in preventing injury to people and damage to property.  There are economic benefits to all if the load arrives at its destination intact and without damage.