Chapter 2B. Regulatory Signs
Section 2B.49 Weight
Limit Signs (R12-1 through R12-5)
The Weight Limit (R12-1) sign carrying the legend WEIGHT LIMIT X
t (XX TONS) may be used to indicate vehicle weight restrictions
Where the restriction applies to axle weight rather
than gross load, the legend may be AXLE WEIGHT LIMIT X t (XX TONS)
or AXLE WEIGHT LIMIT XXXX kg (XXXX LBS) (R12-2).
To restrict trucks of certain sizes by reference
to empty weight in residential districts, the legend may be NO TRUCKS
OVER X t (XX TONS) EMPTY WT or NO TRUCKS OVER XXXX kg (XXXX LBS)
EMPTY WT (R12-3).
In areas where multiple regulations of the type
described above are applicable, a sign combining the necessary messages
on a single panel may be used, such as WEIGHT LIMIT X t (XX TONS)
PER AXLE, X t (XX TONS) GROSS (R12-4).
Posting of specific load limits may be accomplished
by use of the Weight Limit symbol sign (R12-5). A sign containing
the legend WEIGHT LIMIT on the top two lines, and showing three
different truck symbols and their respective weight limits for which
restrictions apply may be used, with the weight limits shown to
the right of each symbol as X t (XX T). A bottom line of legend
stating GROSS WT may be included if needed for enforcement purposes.
If used, the Weight Limit sign (see Figure
2B-20) shall be located in advance of the applicable section
of highway or structure.
If used, the Weight Limit sign with an advisory distance ahead legend
should be placed at approach road intersections or other points
where prohibited vehicles can detour or turn around.
Section 2B.50 Weigh
Station Signs (R13 Series)
An ALL TRUCKS/COMMERCIAL VEHICLES NEXT RIGHT (R13-1) sign (see Figure
2B-21) should be used to direct appropriate traffic into a weigh
The R13-1 sign should be supplemented by the D8
series of guide signs (see Section
The reverse color combination, a white legend and border on a black
background, may be used for the R13-1 sign.
2B-21 Truck Signs
Section 2B.51 TRUCK
ROUTE Sign (R14-1)
The TRUCK ROUTE (R14-1) sign (see Figure 2B-21) should be used to
mark a route that has been designated to allow truck traffic.
On a numbered highway, the TRUCK auxiliary sign may be used (see
Section 2B.52 Hazardous
Material Signs (R14-2, R14-3)
The Hazardous Material Route (R14-2) sign (see Figure 2B-21) may
be used to identify routes that have been designated by proper authority
for vehicles transporting hazardous material.
On routes where the transporting of hazardous material
is prohibited, the Hazardous Material Prohibition (R14-3) sign (see
Figure 2B-21) may be used.
If used, the Hazardous Material Prohibition sign should be installed
on a street or roadway at a point where vehicles transporting hazardous
material have the opportunity to take an alternate route.
Section 2B.53 National
Network Signs (R14-4, R14-5)
The signing of the National Network routes for trucking is optional.
When a National Network route is signed, the National Network (R14-4)
sign (see Figure 2B-21) shall be used.
The National Network Prohibition (R14-5) sign (see Figure 2B-21)
may be used to identify routes, portions of routes, and ramps where
trucks are prohibited. The R14-5 sign may also be used to mark the
ends of designated routes.
Section 2B.54 Other
Regulatory word message signs other than those classified and specified
in this Manual and the "Standard Highways Sign" book may be developed
to aid the enforcement of other laws or regulations.
Except for symbols on regulatory signs, minor modifications
in the design may be permitted provided that the essential appearance
characteristics are met.
When a seat belt symbol is used, the symbol shown in Figure 2B-22
shall be used.
The seat belt symbol should not be used alone but in connection
with mandatory seat belt regulatory messages.
2B-22 Seat Belt Symbol
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