Article 16 Loading and unloading
The loading and unloading of goods and cargo must be carried out off the road.
In exceptional circumstances, where this is not possible, all necessary precautions must be taken to ensure that no danger or serious disturbance is caused to the transit of other road users, and the following rules must be taken into account:
A. You must respect any regulations provided regards stopping areas and car parking facilities, and in built up areas the regulations dictated by the local authorities regarding appropriate places and times for stopping.
B. As far as possible, any loading or unloading should be carried out on the side of the vehicle closest to the edge of the road.
C. Loading and unloading must be carried out efficiently and avoid any unnecessary noise or disturbance. It is forbidden to place merchandise or cargo on the road, hard shoulder or pedestrian zones.
D. The loading and unloading of annoying, harmful, unhealthy or dangerous cargo, as well as cargo that requires specialised handling or storage, must comply with the specific rules that regulate their handling.