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Old 11.11.2015, 12:47
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Hi

I wish to transport some furniture items in a 7 seater.
As some items are long, and may not fit in the car, keeping the trunk door open while transporting will solve the issue. The panel may hang out from the back of the car by a few centimeters.

Am I breaking a law here ?

Thanks for any pointer !!
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Old 11.11.2015, 12:52
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Re: Trunk Door Open

Not a legal expert, but:

It's not forbidden to have your trunk open. However, make sure you have secured your cargo appropriately and be aware that you may have to attach a warning sign at the end of the load. Also try to secure the trunk door with rope to close it as much as possible...
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Re: Trunk Door Open

Boot door must be fixed so can not open or close any more than the gap needed.

Any protruding objects need to have a red warning on the end (rag or cloth - although, I'm sure you can find something made for purpose at a motoring section of a petrol station shop or DIY shop).
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Thank you all for the quick reply !!!
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Re: Trunk Door Open

By law, you only need to use a signal/marker on the protuding goods if they stick out the back by more than 1 meter, but it's a good idea anyway.

No, a simple red cloth is not acceptable when the signal is required (more than 1 meter overhang). The signal must be at least 1000cm2 of visible surface area with approx. 10cm wide red and white stripes.

I dont have a link. Info 's from my book from ASTAG, the organization that oversees all of the STVAs in CH.
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The signal must be at least 1000cm2 of visible surface area
That sounds huge, but it's the size of a piece of A3 paper with the top 8cm folded over.
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That sounds huge, but it's the size of a piece of A3 paper with the top 8cm folded over.
Or 12.5" x 12.5" for the metrically challenged.

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Or 12.5" x 12.5" for the metrically challenged.

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Or the "classic" red and white striped square that some people attach to bike holders - even if said bike holder incorporates a lighting panel and number plate holder.
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