It is forbidden to exceed the maximum number of authorized seats of a vehicle. The driver is required to make passengers maintain the proper position.
Minors who are less than 1.35 m tall cannot travel in the front seat of the vehicle. In addition to this, as the law requires, they must be seated in a child restraint seat appropriate to their size and weight.
There are 3 exceptions whereby a child may occupy the front seats. If the vehicle has no rear seats, or if they are already occupied by others with the same characteristics, and when it is not possible to install a child restraint system on them.
If the vehicle is very old and does not have seat belts, children under 3 years may not ride in it.
It is forbidden to carry passengers over 7 years old on bicycle.
You must never exceed the authorized MAM (total weight including load).
As a general rule, load cannot extend out of the vehicle, except:
1. Passenger cars
Load may only extend out through the rear of the vehicle taking into account the following:
In both cases, a red and white striped panel must be placed both during the day and at night, as well as a red light at night (or in environmental conditions of low visibility).
2. Vehicles used for the transport of goods
In vehicles designed for the transport of goods, the transport of persons in the area designed for load is prohibited unless with authorization.
|5 metres or less||over 5 metres||Less than one metre|
If it extends out in front:
If it extends behind:
The maximum dimensions including load are: 2.55 metres wide, 4 metres high and 12 metres long.
1. The load cannot fall to the ground, drag, obscure lights, or be deposited on public roads.
2. Loading and unloading operations will be carried out off the road, avoiding noise.
3. The load in passenger cars should be carried in the boot (UK) / trunk (USA), trailer or on the roof, or in the back seat provided it is securely fastened.
4. Motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles can tow trailers, but:
Slow vehicle: runs less than 40km/h
Long vehicle: more than 12 metres
Reduced mobility and disability sign
Testing or research: may exceed the speed at 30km/h
Overhanging load behind (protruding load)
Danger triangles: 2 required
Driver education vehicle
New qualified driver
MOT (ITV) sticker