of the road.
• If you are on a road that a large vehicle is
turning onto, be aware that the operator
of the vehicle may need to drive across
the centre line, cut a corner, or use part
of your lane to complete the turn. Stop
back from the intersection to allow
the operator the space to complete the turn.
• Large vehicles can create strong gusts
of wind when passing, especially when
there is a strong wind crossing the road.
This may affect your ability to control
your vehicle and maintain your lane
• Drivers need to use caution when
approaching and passing oversized
vehicle loads. Some oversized vehicle
loads travel in a convoy with pilot vehicles
to the front and rear of the convoy.
Oversized vehicle loads often travel at
a reduced speed. Drivers of oversized
vehicle loads and convoys typically look
for opportunities to allow traffic to pass.
If traffic buildup behind the oversized
vehicle load or convoy becomes heavy,
the entire unit will typically move off the
travelled portion of the roadway to allow
traffic to pass safely. Drivers who wish to
pass oversized vehicle loads or convoys
should ensure it is safe to do so by
making sure they have enough room to
manoeuver around the oversized vehicle
load or convoy and that they have an
adequate sightline to ensure there is no
Log hauling vehicles
Log hauling vehicles are long and heavy
• Never pass a log hauling truck that
is turning left or right off the highway.
The extension of the logs from the rear
of the truck may be as long as nine
metres. When these trucks are turning,
the logs can block all or some of the
lanes of the highway.
Log hauling trucks may require all lanes of the
highway when turning.
School buses are operated at 90 km/h
Students using a school bus can be at
risk when getting on or off the bus.
WHEN SCHOOL BUS LIGHTS ARE
On an undivided highway (not divided by
a median), do the following:
• When you approach a school bus from
either direction (from the front or the
rear), and it has the alternating amber
lights flashing, you must be ready
to stop. This is a warning that the
alternating red lights are going to begin
flashing and the school bus is stopping
to allow students to get on or off.