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*Towing vehicle must be equipped with and operate an amber flashing light. Note: Maximum overall length allowed on Highway 97 north of Junction 77, North of Fort Nelson is 36 metres. Second pilot car not required on Highway #77. **Additional Pilot Cars may be required depending on actual size of load and route of travel. One pilot car is required: (b) To the front when only the load projects more than 3 metres beyond the turning axis (kingpin) (iii) To the front when only the load, boom or carne projects more than 6.5 metres forward of the turn center (front steering axle) (iv) To the rear when only the rear overhang is more than 6.5 m beyond the turn center (exceptions cranes, mobile homes measured from center of last axle) RADIO COMMUNICATIONS: Radios to be used should either be 40 channel CB (GRS) radios or 128 channel (minimum) VHF radios. If possible, carry a spare radio and extra batteries SIGNS: REQUIRED ON OVERSIZE VEHICLE/LOAD (a) Up to and including 3.2 m wide: NOT REQUIRED (b) Over 3.2 m wide and up to 3.5 m WIDE LOAD, D Sign, or OVERSIZE LOAD sign required front and rear. (c) Over 3.5 m wide: Wide Load, oversize load or D Sign required front and rear and on Pilot Car. (d) Over 25 m to 27.5 m: Required front and rear LONG LOAD, OVERSIZE LOAD, or “D” sign (e) Over 27.5 m: Required front and rear LONG LOAD, OVERSIZE LOAD or D signs and on Pilot Car. Signs must comply with Division 8 of the Regulations. By policy, D signs are acceptable at a width not less than 150 cm similar to oversize, long and wide load signs. The following are conditions where it may be appropriate to control traffic from within a pilot car: • Daylight hours only • Short duration (15 minutes or less) • Good sight distances for approaching vehicles in both directions • Work on a two-lane highway • No adjacent or nearby intersections or accesses • Low traffic volumes • Traffic control only needs to direct to stop or proceed Flagging from inside a Pilot Car requires the following equipment: • Retro-reflective hand held stop/slow C-027 paddle • Optional instead of hand help stop/slow sign: Vehicle-mounted stop R-001 sign as per section 4.2.1 • The appropriate Class 2 safety apparel as per Section 5 of the Traffic Management Manual for Work on Roadways The following signs and devices must be carried: • One (1) Stop/slow C-027 paddle per crew member - (Illuminated traffic stop paddles, with LEDs around the perimeter of the sign, are an acceptable enhancement for stop/slow C-027 paddle as per WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Guidelines Part 18, Section 9a) • One (1) illuminated baton with light that appears red or flashlight fitted with a red signalling wand, per crew member • Two (2) Road Work Ahead C-018-3A signs, in fluorescent pink or fluorescent orange, with necessary supports • At least five (5) channelizing devices (tubular markers, barrels, or cones), to form Pilot car crews should also carry the following additional equipment, especially crews escorting very large or very heavy loads. • Two (2) Traffic Control Person Ahead C-001-1 signs • Two (2) Prepare to Stop C-029 signs • Temporary sign support for each sign • Five (5) additional channelizing devices to form tapers Recommended additional equipment: • First aid kit • Fire extinguisher • Tape measure or other measuring equipment (minimum 8 m/25’) • Personal items: Drinking water, food, extra clothing, blanket, medication • General tool kit with pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc. • Jumper cables • Motor oil, coolant, windshield fluid, etc. • Extra “Oversize Load” and “Wide Load” or “D” sign, meeting the requirements from Section 8.03 of the Commercial Transport Regulations, with hardware for attaching it to a load Provincial Permit Centre 1-800-559-9688, Email: onRouteBC@gov.bc.ca 6 am to 10 pm, 7 days per week (PST/PDT) Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day