SA introduces new Sand Flag Rules for Simpson Desert travellers
The SA Government District Manager Outback, has issued mandatory flag requirements for Simpson Desert Travellers. These will affect travellers and businesses who handle Sand Flags. Relevant portions of the Press Release are below:
From Natural Resources SA Arid Lands, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources | South Australian Government.
Safety Flag requirements for all vehicles by March 16 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.
- Flag Specifications: Minimum 300mm wide by 290mm high. Made of Fluorescent materials, Red-Orange or Lime-Yellow in colour.
- Motorbikes: Rear mounted flag pole, with top of the flag a minimum 3.5 metres from the ground.
- All Other Vehicles: With Front Bullbar - Flag pole attached to the bullbar, with top of the flag a minimum 3.5 metres from the ground. Without Front Bullbar - Flag pole attached via bracket at the front of the vehicle, with top of the flag a minimum 3.5 metres from the ground; alternatively flag pole attached to the front of the roof rack, with top of the flag a minimum 2 metres from the roof of vehicle.