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Restricted & Defective load Vehicle Information Certain vehicles are restricted for the preservation of the expressway and the safety of other vehicles.

Range of Restricted Vehicles

Range of Restricted Vehicles
Range of Restricted
Basis for Regulation of Restricted Vehicles Article 77 of Road Act and Article 79 of Enforcement Decree of the said Act (Restriction of vehicle operation)
Criteria for Regulation
of Restricted Vehicles
  1. 1. Vehicles exceeding 40t in total gross weight or axial load exceeding 10t
  2. 2. Vehicles exceeding 4.2m in height including load
  3. 3. Vehicles exceeding 16.7m in length including load
  4. 4. Vehicles exceeding 2.5m in width including load
  5. 5. Vehicles with faulty loading
  6. 6. Vehicles acknowledging necessary need for other operation restrictions

    - Normal speed under 50km/h

    - Faulty loading (slanted, cover unattached, discharge of liquids, vehicles with concerns of falling, etc.)

    - In the case of abnormal weather (Over 10cm of snowfall, under minus 20℃) no entry for articulated vehicles (Pull cars, trailers)

  7. 7. Vehicles that are recognized as necessarily in need of operational restriction by other road management administrations for the structural preservation of the roads and prevention of danger to other vehicles


Classification Law Content
Violation of Operation Restriction
Article 77 para 1
of Road Act
Fine under
3 million won
Load measurement
Article 78 of
Road Act
Sentencing to imprisonment not exceeding
one year or a fine under 10 million won

Regulation Criteria

Regulation Criteria
Sort Highway Other
Weight Gross weight 40t,
axial load 10t
Gross weight 40t,
axial load 10t
Height 4.2m 4.0m~4.2m
Length 16.7m(Refraction or articulated vehicle 19.0 m) 16.7m
Width 3.0m 2.5m
Poor load

Faulty loading, slanted loading, open cargo box, poor retention of spare tire, faulty binding condition, vehicles with

out covering, vehicles leaking liquid load, vehicles with improper maintenance of vehicle carry-ons, vehicles with poor

cleaning condition of cleaning compartment, vehicles with concerns of spreading of broken parts when towing an accident vehicle,

faulty tires, vehicles in danger of its load falling due to faulty loading


Vehicles with normal operation speed of under 50km/h

In case of abnormal weather such as over 10cm of snowfall or under minus 20 ℃, articulated vehicles (Pull cars, trailers)

Vehicles that are recognized to be restricted out of necessity for the structural preservation of roads and prevention of danger of

operating vehicles in case of emergencies such as natural disasters

Permissible Operation of Restricted Vehicles

1. In the case of vehicles that inevitably must be on the road due to the distinct characteristic of its load (inseparable load), operation is permissible after getting permission beforehand

2. How to Apply :
  - Apply to road management administration that has jurisdiction over starting point
  - Vehicles exceeding specifications (width, height, length) must apply

3. Inquiries regarding restricted vehicles : 1544-4098 / 02-504-1545

What is Defective load Vehicle? - A Vehicle at risk of falling objects due to insufficient load measures.

Example of a defective load vehicles

  • 1

    Lopsided Loadings : A vehicle with its load tilted to one side.

  • 2

    Faulty bond condition : A vehicle that operates without a secure fixation of cargo, such as a cover, tie, etc.

  • 3

    Loadbox cleaning poor : Vehicles that are feared to scatter goods due to non-removal of cargo boxes.

  • 4

    Cover not installed : A vehicle without a cover, carrying sand, earth, gravel, etc.

  • 5

    Liquid discharge : Vehicles concerned about discharging liquid substances such as oil, water, and ready-mixed concrete.

  • 6

    Other Load Fall Concerned Vehicles : Other vehicles that are feared to fall off the load (e.g. opening of the loading box).

  • 편중적재<Lopsided Loadings>
  • 결속상태불량<Faulty bond condition>
  • 적재함 청소 불량<Loadbox cleaning poor>
  • 덮개 미설치<Cover not installed>
  • 액체 방류<Liquid discharge>
  • 기타 적재물 낙하 우려 차량<Other Load Fall Concerned Vehicles>

Road Traffic Actbased on regulation(methods and limitations of boarding or loading)

  • 1

    The driver of all vehicles shall not drive in excess of the safety standards prescribed by the Presidential Decree concerning the number of passengers, the weight of load, and the capacity of load.
    However, this shall not apply where permission is obtained from the police chief who has jurisdiction over the place of departure.

  • 2

    Article 14 Paragraph 4 shall apply to vehicles for which permission under the proviso to paragraph 1 is required to obtain permission for operation under the proviso to Article 77 (1) of the Road Act. <Updated 2014.12.30>

  • 3

    The driver of all vehicles shall take necessary measures, such as opening and closing the door correctly, in order to prevent the rider or the rider from falling off while driving. <Amendment 2014.12.30>

  • 4

    The driver of all vehicles shall take necessary measures to ensure that they are secured, such as covering or tying up the cargo so that it does not fall while driving. <Amendment 2014.12.30>

  • 5

    The driver of all vehicles shall not drive with an infant or an animal in his/her arms in his/her arms, or in a condition that may interfere with safety, such as operating a driving device or loading objects around the driver's seat. <Amendment 2014.12.30>

  • 6

    The head of the local police agency may, if deemed necessary to prevent danger on the road and ensure traffic safety and smooth communication, restrict the number of passengers, load weight, or load capacity of the driver of the vehicle. <Amendment 2014.12.30>