The permitted dimensions for vehicles are controlled by the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986 No. 1078) as amended, implementing EU Directives.

Special regulations apply to vehicles constructed and used for the carriage of abnormal indivisible loads. See Specifications of AILVs in the Abnormal Loads topic.

This topic sets out the measurements involved in detail as accuracy is essential.

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