RUS 053 Maximum Gross Weight (Safety)
The RUS 053 Maximum Gross Weight (Safety) Sign indicates that vehicles whose gross weight (Design Gross Vehicle Weight as defined above) exceeds that specified on the sign are prohibited, irrespective of whether the vehicle is carrying a load. This sign is for use where a weight restriction is necessary for safety reasons: for example, at a weak bridge. There are no exemptions.
The RUS 053 shall show one of the following gross vehicle weights:
3.5t, 7.5t, 10t, 12.5t, 18t, 26t and 32t.