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Florida Road Conditions www.highwayconditions.com/fl/ 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 https://data.fdot.gov/road/projects/ (interactive highway 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 Movement is permitted during daytime hours only, excluding holidays. 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 All roadways: 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 16' wide (each lane must be 12' wide)-1 front/1 rear Over 16’ wide-Limited access facility:(daytime)2 escorts /(nighttime) 1 escort + 1 law enforcer State maintained roadways: 2 law enforcement escorts at all times. Over 22’ wide- Route survey
Over 95' long- 1 rear Over 95' long- 1 rear Over 150’ (limited access facility) 1 escort; other roadways-2 escorts Over 250’ long-1 escort & 1 law enforcer
Height up to 14’6”-Travel all days/all hours 14' 6" high to 16’ high-Daytime hours only, excluding holidays/ 1 front w/ height pole Over 18’-route survey verifying clearance + 6”; Daytime hours only; 1 escort + 1 law enforcer Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Vehicle 2000 lbs.-26000 lbs GVW licensed & operated by a qualified escort/pilot Bumper or roof mounted signs or both (“OVERSIZE LOAD”): yellow w/ black letters 10” high w/ brush stroke 1½ wide visible from front and rear. 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 mounted so visible to all approaching traffic at a distance of at least 500’. 2 flags (red or fluorescent orange) 18” x 18” min. Mounted 40-70 degree angle on roof rack Additional equipment: 2-way communications device; 1-5 lb. or larger fire extinguishers; “STOP/GO” or “STOP/SLOW” paddle (18” x 18”) w/ 6” high letters; safety orange vest/shirt/jacket; class 2 for daytime moves,class 3 for night moves; 1-12” x 12” hand-held flag (red or fluorescent orange); 2 “OVERSIZE LOAD” banners (yellow w/ black letters) (7’ long x 18” high) in case permitted load/vehicle loses sign; Hard hat; 3 reflective triangles/36” 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)392-273-1670/ fax-352-392-3224