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Florida Road Conditions
Road Conditions-Live only or 511
(800)292-3368-Southwest Florida only
(800)749-2967-Lake City
(800)207-8236-Jacksonville
(800)780-7102-District 5
(800)435-2368-District 6
(800)226-7220-District 7
(800)749-7453-Florida Turnpike
(800)475-0044-Interstate 75
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/publicinformationoffice/construc/constmap/constmap.htm (Construction map)

FLORIDA  PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8'6" wide
Over 13'6" high
Trailer over 53' long

Special Information Needed
Overweight- gross wt, # of axles, axle load, axle spacing and manufactured tire limit
Make and year of mobile home
Seal and container #

Times Of Movement
½ hour before sunrise to ½  hour after sunset; M-F; Sat. & Sun.: ½ hr before sunrise until noon
Weekend travel allowed for overweight only
Prohibited holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas and days of observation other than calendar date as well as additional days of observation before/after date
Curfews noted on permit

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
2 lane highways:
Over 12' up to 14' wide (if pavement is 24' or larger wide)-1 front
Over 12' wide (if pavement is less than 24' wide)-1 front/1 rear
Over 14' to 15' wide (each lane must be 12' wide)-1 front/1 rear
75' to 95' long- may require 1 rear
Over 95' long- 1 rear
14' 6" high and over -1 front 1 rear and height pole
4-lane highways:
Width 12' up to 14'- 1 rear
Width 14' to 15'- 1 front 1 rear
75'- 95' long may require 1 rear
Over 95' long- 1 rear
14'6" high and over- 1 front
Over 16' high-1 front/1 rear and height pole

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
Vehicle 2000 lbs.-15000 lbs GVW liscnsed & operated by a qualified escort/pilot
Bumper or roof mounted signs (“OVERSIZE LOAD”): yellow w/ black letters 10” high w/ brush stroke 1½ wide on front & back
Placards or signs (8” x 12” min.) on both sides of vehicle showing name of company or owner or driver of vehicle w/ name & phone # of owner/driver
Class 2 amber warning lights SAEJ845 or SAEJ1318
2 flags (red or fluorescent orange) 12” x 12” min. Mounted 40-70 degree angle on roof rack
Additional equipment: 2-way communications device; 2-5 lb. fire extinguishers; “STOP/GO” or “STOP/SLOW” paddle (18” x 18”) w/ 6” high letters; safety orange vest/shirt/jacket; 1-12” x 12” hand-held flag (red or fluorescent orange); 2 “OVERSIZE LOAD” banners (yellow w/ black letters) in case permitted load/vehicle loses sign; hard hat; 3 reflective triangles/18” traffic cones; height pole

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
Must be one of the following:
FL law enforcement officer in enforcement vehicle
Person meeting the following requirements:
Must have successfully completed the FDOT Pilot/Escort Flagging course (re-qualification  required every 4 years)
Must have a valid CDL class A, B, or C or successfully completed the NSC 8-hour Defensive Driving course
Must be at least 18 yrs. of age
A person qualified by another state’s authorizing agency

Flagging course offered by:
Florida Technology Transfer Ctr.
University of Florida
PO Box 116587
Gainesville, FL 32611-6587
(352)392-2371 x 298
http://12.ce.ufl.edu/; trafficsafety@ce.ufl.edu

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office    Hours: 7:30 am-5 pm ET
Dept. of Transportation-Permit Section
Mail Station 62
605 Suwanee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

850-410-5777/fax-(850)421-5779
http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/permit/Chapter%2014-26.htm#14-26.012