LAMPS or FLAGS for PROTECTING OVERSIZED LOADS

Traffic Stop Tuesday Postings are presented by the McPherson Police Department

This Tuesday, September 22, they are talking about ‘OVERSIZED LOAD SIGNAGE’.

From time to time, the McPherson Police Department officers are called upon to escort large or wide loads through the City of McPherson.

Our Traffic Stop Tuesday this week focuses on when vehicles with wide loads require flagging and when a passenger vehicle can be operated on the highway with a large load.

According to Standard Traffic Ordinance (STO) Sec. 156 – Lamps or Flags on Projecting Loads says:

  • Whenever the load upon any vehicle extends beyond the sides or four (4) feet or more beyond the rear of the bed or body of such vehicle – there shall be displayed at all times RED FLAGS, not less than 12-inches square, marking the extremities of such a load.
  • Please be mindful of vehicles with wide or oversized loads when you encounter them on the streets of McPherson, or any street and/or highway – since these vehicles require more room to maneuver than a normal vehicle.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, we ask that you pull to the side of the street and wait for the large or wide load to pass before you continue driving.

Further references can be found at https://www.mcpcity.com/DocumentCenter/View/3411/Standard-Traffic-Ordinances-STOs-2019.

(This week – TRAFFIC STOP TUESDAY is SPONSORED by CrossDove Creations)

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