Vehicle markings

Vehicle markings

Vehicle markings used, including large goods vehicle rear markings, hazard warning plates, projection markers and other markings.

Large goods vehicle rear markings

Motor vehicles over 7500 kilograms maximum gross weight and trailers over 3500 kilograms maximum gross weight 

large goods vehicle markings

Left - Central - Right

The vertical markings are also required to be fitted to builders’ skips placed in the road, commercial vehicles or combinations longer than 13 metres (optional on combinations between 11 and 13 metres)

Hazard warning plates

Certain tank vehicles carrying dangerous goods must display hazard information panels

hazard warning hazard info label

The panel illustrated is for flammable liquid. Diamond symbols indicating other risks include:

hazard warning dangerous goods

The above panel will be displayed by vehicles carrying certain dangerous goods in packages

hazard warning toxic label

Toxic substance

hazard warning oxidising plate

Oxidizing substance

hazard warning compressed gas plate

Non-flammable compressed gas

hazard warning radioactive plate

Radioactive substance

hazard arningspon combust red

Spontaneously combustible substance

hazard warning corrosive plate

Corrosive substance

Projections markers

projection marker side

Side marker

projection marker end

End marker

Both required when load or equipment (eg crane jib) overhangs front or rear by more than two metres


other school bus

School bus (displayed in front or rear window of bus or coach)