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Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Published Date 08 Dec 2017

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

 

NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE STANDARDS (WARNING SIGNS) EXEMPTION NOTICE 2017 (NO. 1)

1.       Purpose

The purpose of this notice is to exempt a heavy vehicle combination fitted with an alternate warning sign from complying with particular specifications defined in the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (National Regulation).

Note: This notice provides an exemption from the construction requirements for certain warning signs, so long as those signs meet all other specifications under the National Regulation.

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 8 December 2017.

4.       Expiry

This notice expires on 7 December 2022.

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—

Alternate long vehicle warning sign means a long vehicle warning sign that complies with the requirements of section 9 of this notice.

Alternate road train warning sign means a road train warning sign that complies with the requirements of section 9 of this notice.

Alternate warning sign means an alternate long vehicle warning sign or alternate road train warning sign.

6.       Title

This notice may be cited as the National Heavy Vehicle Standards (Warning Signs) Exemption Notice 2017 (No. 1).

7.       Application

(1)    This notice applies in all participating jurisdictions.

(2)    This notice applies to a combination that is required to be fitted with a long vehicle warning sign or road train warning signs in accordance with Schedule 3 Section 5 of the National Regulation.

8.       Exemption from Prescribed Vehicle Standards

A combination described in section 7(2) that is fitted with an alternate warning sign is exempt from the requirements of Schedule 3 Section 6(3) of the National Regulation.

9.       Conditions

(1)    An alternate warning sign must be made from a material that is appropriate to its intended use on the combination.

(2)    An alternate warning sign must comply with all other requirements of Schedule 3 Section 6 of the National Regulation.

(3)    An alternate warning sign must be—

a.       displayed so that the entire sign is visible; and

b.      maintained so that it can be easily read by other road users.

 

Dated 30 November 2017

 

Darrin Rasmussen

A/Executive Director Productivity and Safety

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator