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.
Please visit the Mainroads website 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.