Since the driving test, many rules and signs have been forgotten by not using them regularly. The DGT reminds us of them from social networks.
Over the years, drivers forget much of the rules of the road or the meaning of traffic signs due to disuse. Drivers of passenger cars may not know all the rules that trucks and heavy vehicles are bound to, for example.
However, it is important to review these rules from time to time to know how other vehicles will behave or how we should act in certain rare situations. For this reason, the DGT usually remembers traffic signs and regulations on social networks.
This time it was the turn of heavy vehicles. “What does the rear sign of the vehicle indicate, composed of a yellow reflective sheet surrounded by a red fluorescent sheet?“Traffic asks from his Twitter account.
📌What does the rear sign of the vehicle, composed of a yellow reflective sheet surrounded by a red fluorescent sheet, indicate? Vehicle or assembly length greater than 12 meters B. Carries dangerous goods C. It cannot exceed 90 km / h#ReviewNormas pic.twitter.com/yu6Qjy2tQI
– Directorate General Traffic (@DGTes) May 27, 2021
The answers are three: that the vehicle is large and long, that it carries dangerous goods or that it cannot exceed 90km / h. Now it is the turn of the users who have left their response in the comments of the tweet.
Most argue that it is answer A, that is to say, that the vehicle in front of us with that signal near the taillights and the license plate has a length of 12 meters. Some even add that the sign may indicate with letters that it is a long vehicle.
Indeed, this is the answer. The plate V-6 means that this vehicle is longer than 12 meters. It must be placed at the rear of the vehicle and centered with respect to the axis of the vehicle. It can also be replaced by plates located symmetrically on both sides of the vehicle axle and as close to its edges as possible, as seen in the photo. But it should always be at a distance from the ground between 500 and 1500 millimeters.
It is mainly used to warn those coming behind that the vehicle is too long and that they should exercise extreme caution in the event of overtaking. As it is more difficult to overtake them, we must make sure that we have time and we have good visibility.