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Chapter 8 for Dummies!

By 04 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

If you work with your vehicle on Highways or Motorways you need to adhere to Chapter 8 regulations of the Traffic Signs Manual. We have tried to simplify Chapter 8 and create a guide that's cuts out the jargon and focusses on what counts!

View the below video to watch our guide to Chapter 8 and read the below guide. You can also download a more comprehensive PDF using the below link.


The 3 steps to being Chapter 8 Compliant


The Traffic Signs Manual covers lighting and states any vehicle stopping on the highway for works purposes or inspections shall be equipped with either a roof-mounted flashing amber warning light bar (comprising at least two independent light sources) or two independent roof-mounted flashing amber warning beacons, visible through 360°.

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Part 2, Section O5.2.3 of the Traffic Signs Manual states where the main body of the vehicle being used is not a recognised conspicuous colour (yellow or white) then the rear markings should be supplemented by a high visibility fluorescent yellow retroreflective strip, of not less than 50mm wide, along the side of vehicle as a minimum.

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Part 2, Section O5.2.3c of the Traffic Signs Manual states chevron markings comprising alternate strips of fluorescent orange-red retroreflective material and fluorescent yellow non-retroreflective material, of not less than 150 mm width each, inclined at 45-60° to the horizontal and pointing upwards must be present on all vehicles stopping on the highway for works purposes or inspections.

Download your own PDF Guide to Chapter 8 below

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