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ADR 11/00 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as made
This is a vehicle standard determined under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 providing requirements for internal sun visors.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
General Comments: This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 11/00 — Internal Sun Visors 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 11/00 — Internal Sun Visors, 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 40
Registered 09 Jun 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR13-Jun-2006
Tabled Senate13-Jun-2006

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 11/00 – Internal Sun Visors) 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

 

11.0.      legislative provisions............................................................................ 3

PURPOSE AND SCOPE.................................................................................................. 3

APPLICABILITY.............................................................................................................. 3

11.1.      DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 5

11.2.      GENERAL  REQUIREMENTS........................................................................... 5

11.3.      SPECIFIC  REQUIREMENTS............................................................................ 5

11.4.      ALTERNATIVE  STANDARDS......................................................................... 6

 


11.0.                                legislative provisions

11.0.1.                          NAME OF STANDARD

11.0.1.1.                    This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 11/00 – Internal Sun Visors) 2006.

11.0.1.2.                    This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 11/00 — Internal Sun Visors.

11.0.2.                          COMMENCEMENT

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

11.0.3.                          REPEAL

11.0.3.1.                    This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 11/00 — Internal Sun Visors that is:

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

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

11.0.3.2.                    This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicles Standard Act 1989 that creates a vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 11/00 — Internal Sun Visors, 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.


PURPOSE AND SCOPE

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.

The function of this Australian Design Rule is to specify requirements for internal ‘Sun Visors’ to reduce the injury potential of internal ‘Sun Visors’ and the adjacent vehicle structure.

APPLICABILITY

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

 


 

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 & LEG Enclosed vehicles only

 

 

1 March 1991

Nil

   LEP & LEG All vehicles

 

 

1 July 1992

Nil

Passenger car

MA

M1

1 July 1988

Nil

Forward-control passenger vehicle

MB

M1

1 July 1988

Nil

Off-road passenger vehicle

MC

M1

1 July 1988

Nil

Light omnibus

MD

M2

 

 

 

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

   MD1

 

1 July 1988

Nil

 

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

   MD2

 

1 July 1988

Nil

 

over 3.5 tonnes and up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD3

 

1 July 1988

Nil

 

over 4.5 tonnes and up to 5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   MD4

 

Not Applicable

Nil

Heavy omnibus

ME

M3

Not Applicable

 

Light goods vehicle

NA

N1

1 July 1988

Nil

Medium goods vehicle

NB

N2

 

 

 

over 3.5 tonnes up to 4.5 tonnes ‘GVM’

   NB1

 

1 July 1988

Nil

 

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

 

 


11.1.                                DEFINITIONS

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

11.2.                                GENERAL  REQUIREMENTS

11.2.1.                          Mounting

Each ‘Sun Visor’ mounting shall present no rigid material edge radius of less than 3 mm that is statically ‘Contactable’ by a spherical 165 mm diameter head form.

11.2.2.                          Mirror

Each edge of a ‘Contactable’ mirror attached to a ‘Sun Visor’ shall be covered with a thickness of at least 1.5 mm of energy absorbing material.  Glazing material used in ‘Contactable’ mirrors shall comply with the requirements of the ADR for "Safety Glazing Material", or shall be so constructed as to prevent the particles formed on fracture from becoming detached from the ‘Sun Visor’.

11.3.                                SPECIFIC  REQUIREMENTS

11.3.1.                          When tested in accordance with the procedure of Clause 11.3.4, a ‘Sun Visor’ shall meet the requirements of Clauses 11.3.2 and 11.3.3.

11.3.2.                          Design

The ‘Sun Visor’ shall be constructed of or covered with energy absorption materials nominally over the whole area such that requirements of Clause 11.3.3 are met. These requirements shall be met by both sides of a ‘Sun Visor’ if both sides are ‘Contactable’. Any rigid structure required to support the ‘Sun Visor’ or maintain its shape shall be of such dimensions as to limit the likelihood of injury to the head on impact.

11.3.3.                          Energy Absorption

When tested in accordance with the procedure of Clause 11.3.4 or by any other ‘Approved’ test procedure, the test sample shall arrest the moving head in such a way that the deceleration does not exceed 80 times the acceleration due to gravity, except during a period of less than 3 milliseconds when no peak shall exceed 200 times the acceleration due to gravity.  Deceleration peaks exceeding 200 times the acceleration due to gravity and of very short duration are permissible if it can be shown that they are due to ringing of the test equipment.

11.3.4.                          Test Procedure

11.3.4.1.                    test sample shall be a right square prism with plane dimensions at least l00 mm by l00 mm.  It shall consist of the energy absorbing materials used in the ‘Sun Visor’ with a thickness equal to their minimum thickness measured at any point 25 mm or more from the edge of the ‘Sun Visor’.  Alternatively the test sample may be the ‘Sun Visor’ itself.  In this case the requirements shal1 be met for impact at any point more than 40 mm from the edge of the ‘Sun Visor’.  The test sample shall be conditioned for at least 6 hours at 25 + 5°C and tested at that temperature.

11.3.4.2.                    The dynamic testing equipment shall consist of a rigid moving head having an effective mass of 6.8 + 0.l kg and a rigid anvil having a mass of at least 300 kg.  The moving head and anvil should have sufficient rigidity to obviate undesirable vibrations in the equipment.  The portion of the moving head which contacts the test sample must be of spherical shape with a diameter of 165 mm.  The face of the anvil should be perpendicular to the direction of travel of the moving head just prior to impact.  However, where a ‘Sun Visor’ of tapered thickness is being tested, the anvil may be tilted or a rigid support provided, to ensure that the surface of the ‘Sun Visor’ at the impact point is perpendicular to the direction of travel of the moving head.

11.3.4.3.                    The moving head shall impact the test sample at a velocity of not less than 3.5 m/s and a means of measuring this velocity shall be provided.

11.3.4.4.                    A transducer shall be mounted on the moving head such that a complete deceleration time curve is obtained using an oscilloscope or other recording device.  The deceleration channel must have a frequency response flat to within  + 5  per cent  from one to 1000 Hz.

11.4.                                ALTERNATIVE  STANDARDS

The energy absorption requirements of this Rule shall be deemed to be satisfied if the ‘Sun Visor (s)’ have satisfied the requirements of the "Energy Dissipation Test" in Annex 4 of the ECE Regulation 21/01, "Interior Fittings", provided that the testing is conducted with the ‘Sun Visor’ mounted on the structural supporting member on which the ‘Sun Visor’ is to be installed and for the installed geometry of the ‘Sun Visor’ with respect to the ‘H-point’.