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How far can ladders stick out over the back of a car

Discussion in 'General Cars' started by harlow, 9 Jan 2011.

  1. harlow

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    How far can ladders stick out over the back of a car as i just sold my ladders but the person i sold them to cannot pick them up until 2 weeks time so as i needed them moved straight away i said i will move them. I have put the ladders on the roof rack but they stick out 2 foot over the back of the car and i was wondering if the police seen me would they stop me as it does look stupid being on a small car :LOL: . I know it would be best to move them in the day but i was thinking of moving them at night when there ain't many cars on the road but if i got stopped i bet the police would have something to say.
     
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    Just tie an old red t-shirt to it and away you go

    Window cleaners have gotten away with it for years :D
     
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    i assume you are talking 2ft back and front or 4ft total??
    if you travel at night you need lights to mark the ladder rather than a static marker
     
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    Up to 1m rear over hang is ok but recommend it is clearly marked.

    From 1m - 2m rear overhang MUST be clearly marked.

    From 2m - 3.05m a marker board must define the end of the load and it must be illuminated at night.
     
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    ITS A METRE OVER HANG DRYSTONE
     

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