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Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Published Date 11 Jun 2019

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

South Australian Heavy Vehicle Standards (Conditionally Registered Special Purpose Vehicle) Exemption Notice 2019 (No.3)

1.       Purpose

 

(1)    The purpose of this notice is to exempt a heavy vehicle to which it applies from certain requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (the National Regulation).

 

(2)    This notice revokes and replaces the South Australian Heavy Vehicle Standards (Conditionally Registered Special Purpose Vehicle) Exemption Notice 2019 (No. 2).

Note:             This Notice is not an access authorisation. This Notice only provides Vehicle Standards exemptions, and does not authorise access to the road network for a vehicle that exceeds dimension limits. To gain access to the road network, a vehicle must comply with a current access authorisation, either under Gazetted notice or under permit.

2.       Authorising Provision

This notice is made under Section 61 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) as in force in South Australia.

3.       Commencement

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

4.       Expiry

This notice expires on 9 February 2024.

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:

Conditional Registration means a vehicle registered in South Australia pursuant to the requirements of Section 25 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1959 (SA).

Construction road rollers means steel smooth drum rollers, steel grid rollers, steel sheeps-foot rollers and combination steel smooth drum/ multi-tyred road rollers which do not have their own motive power and which are designed and constructed to only be drawn by a towing vehicle.

multi-tyred road roller means a vehicle fitted with pneumatic tyres and used for the purpose of compacting soil, asphalt and other products used in road construction.

Period of low visibility means any time when, owing to insufficient daylight or unfavourable conditions, persons or vehicles on a road are not clearly visible at a distance of 250 m to a person of normal vision.

Plant equipment vehicle (PEV) means a vehicle built or permanently modified to operate off road, on road related areas, or on an area of road that is under construction or repair; and is not constructed on a conventional truck chassis

Examples include forklifts, backhoes, bulldozers, excavators, front-end loaders, tractors, agricultural vehicle, graders, and construction road rollers.

Special purpose vehicle (SPV) means a conditionally registered vehicle that is an agricultural vehicle or a plant equipment vehicle and does not include a mobile crane.

6.       Title

This Notice may be cited as the South Australian Heavy Vehicle Standards (Conditionally Registered Special Purpose Vehicle) Exemption Notice 2019.

7.       Application

 

(1)    This notice applies in the State of South Australia.

 

(2)    This notice applies to an agricultural vehicle being driven on a road or road related area for the purpose of:

a)      undertaking activities involved directly with primary production; or

b)      transport to or from a farm machinery dealership to a place of agricultural operation, display or repair and return; or

c)       transport to or from a place of an agricultural operation to another place of agricultural operation.

(3)    This notice applies to a PEV driven on a road or road related area for the purpose of:

a)      maintenance and/or construction of:

                                             i.            roads

                                           ii.            road related areas

                                          iii.            bridges

                                         iv.            culverts

b)      transport between depots and worksites by the shortest suitable route.


8.            Exemption - Exemption from Prescribed Vehicle Standards

(1)    An exemption provided for in column three of Table 1 applies to the corresponding applicable vehicle mentioned in column four and is subject to:

a)      any applicable conditions listed in column five; and

b)      the conditions listed in section 9 of this notice.

Table 1 Table of exemptions for applicable vehicles

Column one

Column two

Column three

Column four

Column five

Item number

Component

Relevant section of Schedule 2 of the National Regulation

Applicable vehicles

Additional Conditions (if applicable)

1

Turning ability

5

SPV

 

2

Protrusions

7

SPV

 

3

Horns, alarms etc.

11

SPV

An agricultural vehicle is not exempt from this provision

4

Rear vision mirrors

12

SPV

An agricultural vehicle is only exempt from this provision where the primary use of the vehicle is under, in or about trees or vines, or any other place which is too low, or too narrow, for the vehicle to work when the vehicle is fitted with mirrors.

5

Tyre tread

28

Multi-tyred road roller

 

6

Application of prescribed dimension requirements as a vehicle standard

34 (1)

SPV

An SPV is only exempt from complying with dimension requirement to the extent described in the applicable Access authority.

7

Headlights to be fitted to vehicles

39

SPV

 

Column one

Column two

Column three

Column four

Column five

Item number

Component

Relevant section of Schedule 2 of the National Regulation

Applicable vehicles

Additional Conditions (if applicable)

8

Parking lights

45

SPV

An SPV must not be left standing on a road or road related area between sunset and sunrise or during periods of low visibility.

9

Tail-lights generally

47

SPV

 

10

Number plate lights

51

SPV

 

11

Front clearance lights

52

SPV

 

 

 

 

12

Rear clearance lights

54

SPV

 

13

Vehicles needing side marker lights

55

SPV

 

14

Fitting brake lights

59

PEV

A PEV must be transported by float (not driven) to and/or between worksites and:

a)       travel is only permitted on a road within a defined (signed) work area or construction zone

b)       other vehicle movements are confined to within the bounds of a designated worksite that is signed in accordance with Australian Standard 1742.3-1996, Part 3 'Traffic Control Devices for Works on Roads'

15

Direction indicator lights

62

16

General requirements for reflectors

69

SPV

 

17

Rear reflectors

70

SPV

A PEV without its own motive power is not exempt from this provision.

18

Compulsory front reflectors on particular trailers

73

SPV

 

19

Turn signals

83

SPV

 

Column one

Column two

Column three

Column four

Column five

Item number

Component

Relevant section of Schedule 2 of the National Regulation

Applicable vehicles

Additional Conditions (if applicable)

20

What braking system a heavy motor vehicle must have

88

SPV

A construction road roller without its own motive power may only be towed at speeds detailed below when:

a)       the towing vehicle is fitted with brakes and

b)       the construction road roller has laden mass not exceeding:

                        i.            12 tonnes - 10 km/hr

                       ii.            6 tonnes - 25 km/hr

21

Crank case gases

94

SPV

 

22

Visible emissions

95

SPV

 

23

Exhaust systems

99

SPV

 


9.       Conditions – General

 

(1)    An applicable vehicle operating under an exemption from lights and reflectors (as listed in items seven through to 19 in Table 1 is restricted to daytime travel and must not be used on a road or road related area during periods of low visibility.

 

(2)    The vehicle must not be operated at a speed exceeding 40 km/h.

 

(3)    A vehicle that has its own motive power must be fitted with:

a)      Brakes to two or more wheels complying with the requirements of Section 87 of the National Regulation.

b)      A parking brake that operates on at least two wheels and that is capable of holding the vehicle stationary on a 12 percent gradient.

c)       An actuating mechanism for the parking brake that incorporates a device that prevents accidental release of that mechanism and holds the brake in the applied position unless intentionally released by the driver.

 

Anthony Martin               

Director Safety Standards

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator