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Pilot vehicles

Pilots provide a warning to motorists that there is an oversize vehicle on the road. An oversize vehicle requires a greater distance to stop than a standard car and requires more room on the road when travelling and making turns.

To keep our roads safe pilots direct motorists verbally or by hand signals. Pilot vehicles display a bright yellow "oversize load ahead" sign and either one or two amber flashing lights on the roof of their car.

When you see a pilot vehicle, remember to:

  • slow down;
  • move over or off the road;
  • follow the pilot vehicle driver's directions; and
  • be patient.
Failure to follow a pilot vehicle driver's directions can result in a penalty.$1003

Please visit the Main Roads WA for more information on pilot vehicles.

The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.