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Height of offset pegs

  • 1.  Height of offset pegs

    Posted 18 February 2019 20:20

    Greetings all,


    We have had a claim for damage where a driver has run over an offset peg, damaging their radiator.


    The claimant states that regulations require offset pegs to be a minimum of 1200mm high.


    I was wondering if anyone knows of any particular legislation, standard or similar that would support their case (in NSW if that makes a difference)




    Tony Swallow



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  • 2.  RE: Height of offset pegs

    Posted 19 February 2019 18:48
    G'day Tony,

    Sounds like a load of garbage to me mate. I've never in my career used an offset peg that was 1200 long, let alone 1200 out of the ground once driven.

    Cheers. Ricey

    Sean Rice
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  • 3.  RE: Height of offset pegs

    Posted 21 February 2019 16:26
    I suspect we are talking about guide posts, not survey offset pegs. Survey offset pegs are usually near ground level and marked with a stake.

    Guideposts are around 1.0m+-. The only standards the court listens to are Australian Standards or recognised state guidelines. In NSW RMS has guidelines that you can access via their website.

    Ask the person making the claim to verify what they mean by offset peg.