ORLANDO, Fla. – When transporting equipment, we don’t all have the luxury of having a large SUV or a pickup truck.
Too often we see ladders or lumber sticking from the rear of a pickup truck or even worse -- from the trunk of the average four-door sedan.
Latash, of Winter Springs, is asking the right questions.
Latash asks, “Am I required to place a flag on the equipment I am transporting if it sticks out the back of my car?”
Florida traffic laws directly addresses this issue. Anytime you are transporting something that protrudes 4 feet or more from the rear, such as large amounts of lumber or a ladder, you are required to place a red flag at the most rear section of the cargo you are transporting.
Florida Statue 316.228 goes into greater detail about this traffic law.