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Drive safely with trucks towing oversize loads this Queensland Road Safety Week

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and Queensland Police Service have launched the Sharing our Roads with Oversize Loads campaign.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and Queensland Police Service (QPS) have launched the Sharing our Roads with Oversize Loads campaign, with a series of videos to show road users how to stay safe when driving near trucks towing oversize loads this Queensland Road Safety Week.

Police escort more than 6,000 heavy vehicles with an oversize or overmass load, such as mining or construction equipment, in Queensland each year.

A heavy vehicle with an oversize load is often accompanied by a pilot or escort vehicle at the front and rear, which displays a ‘Oversize’ or ‘Oversize Load Ahead’ sign with flashing lights to alert approaching traffic.

The Queensland Police Service Heavy Vehicle Road Operations Program Office provides the escort service function for oversize loads in Queensland to ensure the safe movement of the heavy vehicle, and to direct traffic to slow down, pull over and stop for an approaching wide load.

Queensland Road Safety Week runs from 22-26 August.

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