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SOUTH DAKOTA PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8'6" wide, over 14' high, over 53' long

Special Information Needed
Serial # of truck

Times Of Movement
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
Loads not exceeding 10' wide,16'6" high, may travel on interstate highways continuously.
Overweight only may operate 24 hrs/ day, 7 days/ week

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
On state highways:
width over 20'- 1 (front if 2-lane, rear if multi-lane)
On interstate:
width over 16'- 1 rear. In Black Hills area see permit.
Mobile Home: escorts are at the discretion of the permit authority
Black Hills area:
Width exceeds 10’-1 front escort required

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: Licensed motor vehicles--no motorcycles
Signs: “WIDE LOAD AHEAD” (mounted on front of leading escort) or “WIDE LONG LOAD” (mounted on back of trailing escort) in letters 12” high
Lights: Revolving (or 2 2-way flashing) amber lights at least 4” in diameter
Flags: Bright red or orange flags; 12” square min.; mounted on brackets or standards on each side of the signs.
Additional equipment: None specified

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
None specified

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office
Highway Patrol
Sisseton Port of Entry
Permits Center
P.O. Box 242
Sisseton, SD 57262
605-698-3925

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