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South Dakota (866)MYSD511 http://safetravelusa.com/sd/ (Road conditions) http://www.sddot.com/Operations/Road_Condition_Report/index.htm (Construction/Maintenance/Winter update map) 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