This Load Restraint – Light Vehicles guide explains the correct restraint methods for the most common types of loads carried.

As a driver, you have a legal responsibility to your passengers, other road users and yourself to ensure that all loads carried by your vehicles are secure.

The safe Loads Guide (Light Vehicles) outlines correct load restraint as follows:

  • The choice of vehicle must be appropriate for the load that will be carried.
  • A load on a vehicle must not be placed in such a way that it makes the vehicle unstable or unsafe.
  • A load on a vehicle must be secured so that it is unlikely to fall or become dislodged from the vehicle.
  • An appropriate method must be used to restrain the load on a vehicle.