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ADR 10/01 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as made
This vehicle standard provides requirements for steering columns.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
General Comments: This standard was originally made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and from 1 July 2021 continues in force as if it were a national road vehicle standard determined under section 12 of the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (see Schedule 3, Part 2, item 2 of the Road Vehicle Standards (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018).

This standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 10/01 — Steering Column that is: (a) made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989; and (b) in force at the commencement of this standard. This standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 10/01 — Steering Column, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this standard.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 56C
Registered 09 Jun 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Jun-2006
Tabled Senate14-Jun-2006

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 10/01 – Steering Column) 2006

I, JAMES ERIC LLOYD, Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, determine this vehicle standard under subsection 7 (1) of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

 

 

 

 

Dated               29 May 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[SIGNED]

 

 

 

 

James Eric Lloyd

 

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads


 

CONTENTS

 

10.0.      legislative provisions............................................................................ 3

A.           FUNCTION AND SCOPE................................................................................. 3

B.           APPLICABILITY................................................................................................ 3

C.           Applicability Table................................................................................... 4

10.1.      DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 5

10.2.      REQUIREMENTS............................................................................................... 5

10.3.      EXEMPTION FROM TEST REQUIREMENTS................................................. 6

10.4.      ALTERNATIVE  STANDARDS......................................................................... 6

10.5.      Exemption From Requirements........................................................... 6

 


10.0.                                legislative provisions

10.0.1.                          NAME OF STANDARD

10.0.1.1.                    This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 10/01 – Steering Column) 2006.

10.0.1.2.                    This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 10/01 — Steering Column.

10.0.2.                          COMMENCEMENT

10.0.2.1.                    This Standard commences on the day after it is registered.

10.0.3.                          REPEAL

10.0.3.1.                                This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 10/01 — Steering Column that is:

                        (a)        made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989; and

                        (b)        in force at the commencement of this Standard.

10.0.3.2.                    This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 10/01 — Steering Column, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument, or amendments to vehicle standards made by that instrument, that are still in force at the commencement of this Standard.


A.                                        FUNCTION AND SCOPE

A.1.                                  This Australian Design Rule (ADR) is part of the Australian motor vehicle standards system and is a national standard for the purposes of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

A.2.                                  The function of this Australian Design Rule is to minimise crushing or penetrating injuries to drivers due to the ‘Steering Column’ as a result of frontal impact.

B.                                        APPLICABILITY

B.1.                                   This ADR applies to the design and construction of vehicles as set out in the table hereunder.

B.2.                                   The /01 Rule differs from the /00 Rule only in that it extends the Rule to MB vehicles and also to ‘Forward-control Vehicles’ of categories MC, MD1, MD2 and NA (excepting ‘Chassis-cab’ vehicles).

B.3.                                   Vehicles certified to the requirements of any of the “Acceptable Prior Rules” as shown below in the Applicability Table for a particular category shall be deemed to comply with this Rule.


C.                                        Applicability Table

 

Vehicle Category

ADR Category Code

UNECE Category Code

Manufactured on or After

Acceptable Prior Rules

Moped 2 wheels

LA

L1

Not applicable

 

Moped 3 wheels

LB

L2

Not applicable

 

Motor cycle

LC

L3

Not applicable

 

Motor cycle and sidecar

LD

L4

Not applicable

 

Motor tricycle

LE

L5

 

 

 

   LEM

 

Not applicable

 

 

   LEP

 

1 July 1992

Nil

 

   LEG

 

1 July 1992

Nil

Passenger car

MA

M1

1 July 1992

/00

Forward-control passenger vehicle

MB

M1

1 July 1992

Nil

Off-road passenger vehicle

MC

M1

1 July 1992

Nil

Light omnibus

MD

M2

 

 

 

up to 3.5 tonnes ‘GVM’ and up to 12 seats

   MD1

 

1 July 1992

Nil

 

up to 3.5 tonnes ‘GVM’ and more than 12 seats

   MD2

 

1 July 1992

Nil

 

over 3.5 tonnes and up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD3

 

Not applicable

 

 

over 4.5 tonnes and up to 5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD4

 

Not applicable

 

Heavy omnibus

ME

M3

Not applicable

 

Light goods vehicle

NA

N1

1 July 1992

Nil

Medium goods vehicle

NB

N2

 

 

 

over 3.5 tonnes up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   NB1

 

Not applicable

 

 

over 4.5 tonnes up to 12 tonnes ‘GVM’

   NB2

 

Not applicable

 

Heavy goods vehicle

NC

N3

Not applicable

 

Very light trailer

TA

O1

Not applicable

 

Light trailer

TB

O2

Not applicable

 

Medium trailer

TC

O3

Not applicable

 

Heavy trailer

TD

O4

Not applicable

 


 


10.1.                                DEFINITIONS

Refer to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.

10.2.                                REQUIREMENTS

10.2.0.             This Australian Design Rule applies to vehicle categories LEP, MA, MB, and to ‘Forward-control Vehicles’ of categories MC, MD1, MD2 and to LEG and NA excepting ‘Chassis-cab’ vehicles.

10.2.1.                          The ‘Steering Column’ assembly including the steering device which is actuated by the driver shall be so constructed that when it is impacted by a body block in accordance with SAE document  J944 - “Steering Wheel Assembly Laboratory Test Procedure”, December 1965 or J944a - “Steering Control System - Passenger Car - Laboratory Test Procedure”, November 1968 or other ‘Approved’ procedure, the body block, moving at a speed of not less than 6.7 m/s in a direction equivalent to a horizontal longitudinal direction relative to the top of the ‘Steering Column’ in the vehicle, shall be brought to rest in such a manner that at no time shall the load exerted on the body block by the ‘Steering Column’ assembly including the steering device which is actuated by the driver exceed 11.1 kN, except for intervals whose cumulative duration is not more than 3 milliseconds.

10.2.1.1.                    Notwithstanding the requirements of clause 10.2.1, if the vehicle meets the requirements of ADR 69/... by using a steering column mounted inflatable supplementary restraint system, the vehicle shall be exempted from having to meet the requirements of clause 10.2.1.

10.2.2.                          The upper end of the ‘Steering Column’ and the ‘Steering Shaft’ shall not be displaced horizontally ‘Rearward’ parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle relative to an undisturbed point on the vehicle more than 127 mm, determined by dynamic measurement, in a barrier collision test at 48 km/h minimum conducted in accordance with SAE Recommended Practice J850,  “Barrier Collision Tests”, June 1980 other ‘Approved’ procedure.

10.2.2.1.                    Notwithstanding the above, for LEP and LEG vehicles fitted with handle-bar type steering control the point of displacement shall be taken to be upper end of the ‘Steering Yoke’.

10.2.3.                          When conducting the barrier collision test, a dummy may be used providing the dummy does not contact the ‘Steering Column’  assembly or steering wheel during the test.

10.2.4.                          The speed at the time of impact shall be at least 48 km/h.  If the speed measured is greater than the nominal speed of 48 km/h the measured displacement of the upper end of the ‘Steering Column’ and the ‘Steering Shaft’ may be reduced to a value appropriate to the nominal speed by multiplying it by the square of the ratio between the nominal speed and either the measured speed or 53.1 km/h, whichever is the lesser.

10.2.5.                          The minimum mass of the test vehicle shall not be less than the ‘Unladen Mass’ of the vehicle.

10.3.                                EXEMPTION FROM TEST REQUIREMENTS

In cases where passenger cars meet the requirements of clause 10.2.2, other vehicles in which the forward part of the body form and the greater part of the mechanical equipment are the same as those in the said passenger car need not be tested as specified in clause 10.2.2 unless they incorporate structural or mechanical variations likely to affect compliance.

10.4.                                ALTERNATIVE  STANDARDS

10.4.1.                          The technical requirements of ECE R 12/00, 12/01 or 12/02 - “Protection against the Steering Mechanism” -   shall be deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of this Rule.

10.4.2.                          The technical requirements of FMVSS 203-32 FR  2414, February 3, 1967 “Impact Protection for the Driver from the Steering Control System” incorporating amendments 36 FR 232 December 2, 1971  shall be deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of Clause 10.2.1 of this Rule.

10.4.3.                          The technical requirements of FMVSS 204-32 FR  2414,  February 3, 1967 “Steering Control Rearward Displacement-Passenger Cars” incorporating amendments 36 FR 232,  December 2, 1971 shall be deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of clause 10.2.2 of this rule - provided that the vehicle has met the requirements of section 5.1 of that standard.

10.5.                                Exemption From Requirements

10.5.1.                          If a vehicle meets the requirements of ADR 69/… by using a steering column mounted inflatable supplementary restraint system, the vehicle shall be exempt from the requirements of this rule.

10.5.2.                          If a vehicle meets the requirements of ADR 73/… by using a steering column mounted inflatable supplementary restraint system, as well as an inflatable supplementary restraint system for the protection of the occupant of the front outboard seating position, the vehicle shall be exempt from the requirements of this rule.