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Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Published Date 12 Dec 2016

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE STANDARDS (CONSPICUITY MARKING) EXEMPTION NOTICE 2016 (NO.1)

1.       Purpose

The purpose of this notice is to exempt heavy vehicles fitted with approved conspicuity markings from the fitment of rear marking plates.

2.       Authorising Provision

This notice is made under section 61 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) as in force in each participating jurisdiction.

3.       Commencement

This notice commences on the date it is published in the Commonwealth Gazette.

4.       Expiry

This notice expires five years after the date of commencement.

Note: the National Regulation may be amended in the future to provide for the matters dealt with by this notice.

5.       Definitions

(1)    Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this notice have the same meanings as those defined in the HVNL.

(2)    In this notice—

Approved conspicuity markings means conspicuity markings that comply with the requirements of ADR13 Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices on other than L-Group Vehicles.

National Regulation means the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation, as amended from time to time.

Rear marking plates means plates complying with Schedule 2 Section 80 of the National Regulation.

6.       Title

This notice may be cited as the National Heavy Vehicle Standards (Conspicuity Marking) Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1).

7.       Application

(1)    This notice applies in all participating jurisdictions.

(2)    This notice applies to a heavy vehicle fitted with approved conspicuity markings.

 

8.       Exemption from Prescribed Vehicle Standards

A heavy vehicle fitted with approved conspicuity markings is exempt from complying with Schedule 2 Section 80 of the National Regulation.

Note: While this notice exempts the requirement to fit rear marking plates, ‘do not overtake turning vehicle’ signs may still need to be fitted under a law of a participating jurisdiction.

9.       Conditions

A vehicle must be fitted with approved conspicuity markings on each side as well as the rear.

 

Dated 7 December 2016

 

Title: Signature of ED Productivity and Safety - Description: Geoff Casey
Executive Director Productivity and Safety
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

Geoff Casey

Executive Director Productivity and Safety

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator