Rear Box Overhang Warning Symbol Needed?

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  1. kinsleyboy

    kinsleyboy Read Only Funster

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    Hi All,
    I will be fitting a rear box to my existing bike rack.
    I have a couple of questions for our experts out there.
    Does it need to have any "warning" or "hazard" symbol fitted to it, particularly if I go overseas?
    If yes, I know I've seen them somewhere on the net but can anybody point me in the right direction please?

    Thanks in advance.:Smile::Smile:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    you'll need one in france (i think) and definately in spain.
    denotes the very rear of the vehicle and any load.

    as long as the lights and No plate are visible from behind and at a sideways angle i wouldnt bother here.

    square board with diagonal red and white stripes.....try ebay :thumb:

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    I think you can buy them at Halfords:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    :thumb:yes you can....just remembered reading your post.
     
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    I've got a home made tow-bar mounted box. Its a weird one as I need lights on it, but the regulations don't appear to cover it as its not a trailer...
    I've simply got some reflective stripes at either end which has caused me no grief anywhere.
     
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    square board with diagonal red and white stripes.....try ebay :thumb:

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    I have one you can have for nowt. We are going to P eterborough show -can take it if you want.
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    I have one you can have for nowt. We are going to P eterborough show -can take it if you want.
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:[/QUOTE]
    Thanks Dave.
    I won't be at Peterborough but I'll look on Ebay & at Halfords too.

    Martin:thumb:
     
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    Just a note
    the plain red and white plastic version is not legal in Spain, it has to have the proper red and white reflector material on it easily distinguishable from the red and white painted variety
    Geo
     
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    Hi Geo,
    Are you saying that really the only fully legal ones are the aluminium ones?

    Thanks
    Martin:Smile::Smile:
     
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    i believe it also has to have the european equivilent of the BS kitemark number printed on it or it still aint legal in spain.

    far too fussy, the spanish :Angry:
     
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    Simple answer YES:RollEyes:
     
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    £18.50. :Rofl1:
    and the ally one is reflective. :thumb:
     
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    See you went to school and learnt subtraction or did you use a calculator:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    PS the cheapo one has four reflectors!

    Peter
     
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    the plastic one is legal in spain as long as it has the 4 plastic reflectors fitted it would appear
    if it doesn't have that the whole thing needs a reflective surface
     
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