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SR 1995 No. 42 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Infrastructure and Transport
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate21-Mar-1995
Tabled HR27-Mar-1995
Gazetted 14 Mar 1995
Date of repeal 12 Feb 2009
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2008

Statutory Rules 1995   No. 421

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Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Regulations

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993.

Dated 7 March 1995.

 

                                                                                    BILL HAYDEN

                                                                                   Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

LAURIE BRERETON

Minister for Transport

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Citation

               1.   These Regulations may be cited as the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Regulations.

[NOTE:  These Regulations commence on gazettal: see Acts Interpretation Act 1901, s. 48.]

Interpretation

               2.   In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993.

What are the axle load limits for special purpose vehicles?

               3.   For the purposes of the definitions of “special purpose vehicle (type 1)” and “special purpose vehicle (type 2)” in Part 1 of the Schedule to the Act, the load limit for an axle or axle group specified in column 2 of Part 1 of the Schedule to these Regulations is specified in column 3 of Part 1.

How is N ascertained for the purposes of Part 3 of the Schedule to the Act?

               4.   (1)  For the purposes of the formula set out in Part 3 of the Schedule to the Act, the number N, in relation to a vehicle or a combination of vehicles that includes one or more trailers, is the sum of the equivalent standard axles for each of the rows of tyres across the trailer or trailers.

             (2)   For the purposes of subregulation (1):

             (a)   the number of equivalent standard axles for a row of 8 tyres across a trailer is determined by reference to Table A in Part 2 of the Schedule; and

             (b)   the number of equivalent standard axles for a row of 4 tyres across a trailer is determined by reference to Table B in Part 2 of the Schedule.

             (3)   For the purposes of subregulation (2) and Part 2 of the Schedule, the average load (in tonnes) for a row of tyres across a trailer is worked out using the following formula:

 

                             C

                             B

 

where:

                   C is the loaded mass  (in tonnes) of the trailer;

                   B is the number of rows of tyres across the trailer.

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SCHEDULE

 

PART 1—AXLE LOAD LIMITS

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item No.

Type of axle or axle group

Axle load limit (tonnes)

 

 

 

1

Single axles

 

 

              (a) 2 tyres

6.0

 

              (b) 2 wide profile tyres:

 

 

                             (i) 375mm to 450mm

6.7

 

                             (ii) over 450mm

7.0

 

                (c) 4 or more tyres:

 

 

                             (i) on pig trailers

8.5

 

                             (ii) on other vehicles

9.0

2

Twin steer axle groups (2 consecutive axles connected to the same steering mechanism)

 

 

                (a) non-load sharing suspensions

10.0

 

                (b) load sharing suspensions

11.0

3

Tandem axle groups (2 consecutive axles connected by a load sharing suspension)

 

 

                (a) 4 tyres

11.0

 

                (b) 4 wide profile tyres:

 

 

                             (i) 375mm to 450mm

13.3

 

                             (ii) over 450mm

14.0

 

                (c) 6 tyres

13.0

 

                (d) 8 or more tyres:

 

 

                             (i) on pig trailers

15.0

 

                             (ii) on other vehicles

16.5

4

Tri-axle groups (3 consecutive axles connected by a load sharing suspension)

 

 

                (a) 6, 8 or 10 tyres

15.0

 

                (b) 6 wide profile tyres (375mm or                 over):

 

 

                             (i) on pig trailers

18.0

 

                             (ii) on other vehicles

20.0

 

                (c) 12 or more tyres:

 

 

                             (i) on pig trailers

18.0

 

                             (ii) on other vehicles

20.0

 


SCHEDULE—continued

 

PART 2—EQUIVALENT STANDARD AXLES FOR ROWS OF TYRES ACROSS TRAILERS

 

TABLE A—TRAILERS WITH ROWS OF 8 TYRES

 

Column 1

Column 2

Average load per row (tonnes)

Equivalent standard axles per row

 

10 or more but less than 11

 

0.4

11 or more but less than 12

0.6

12 or more but less than 13

0.9

13 or more but less than 14

1.2

14 or more but less than 15

1.7

15 or more but less than 16

2.2

16 or more but less than 17

2.8

17 or more but less than 18

3.6

18 or more but less than 19

4.6

19 or more but less than 20

5.7

20 or more but less than 21

6.9

21 or more but less than 22

8.4

22 or more but less than 23

10.2

23 or more but less than 24

12.1

24 or more                              

14.4

 

TABLE B—TRAILERS WITH  ROWS OF 4 TYRES

 

Column 1

Column 2

Average load per row (tonnes)

Equivalent standard axles per row

 

 

5 or more but less than 6

0.1

6 or more but less than 7

0.3

7 or more but less than 8

0.5

8 or more but less than 9

0.9

9 or more but less than 10

1.5

10 or more but less than 11

2.2

11 or more but less than 12

3.2

12 or more                              

4.6

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NOTE

1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 14 March 1995.