Simpson Desert - New Safety Flag Requirements.

Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 13:36

Life Member - Mike (SA)

Simpson Desert Safety Flag Requirement come into force for all vehicles by March 15th 2014.

All vehicles must be fitted with a safety flag as detailed below, when travelling in the Simpson Desert Conservation Park, or Simpson Desert Regional Reserve.

The Flag
• Minimum 300mm wide by 290mm high
• Made of fluorescent materials; red – Orange or Lime yellow in Colour.

Mounting of flag;
• Vehicles with front bulbar – flag pole attached to the bull bar, with top of the flag a minimum 3.5metres from the ground.
• Vehicles without bulbar – flag pole attached via bracket at the front of the vehicle, with top of flag a minimum 3.5 metres from the ground, or alternatively,
o Flag pole attached to the front of the roof rack, with top of the flag a minimum 2 metres from the roof of the vehicle.

Motor bikes are currently exempt from this requirement but MUST have headlights kept on at all times during travel.
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