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ADR 64/00 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 Heavy Goods Vehicles Designed for Use in Road Trains and B-Doubles.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
General Comments: This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 64/00 — Heavy Goods Vehicles Designed for Use in Road Trains and B-Doubles 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 64/00 — Heavy Goods Vehicles Designed for Use in Road Trains and B-Doubles, 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 21 Jul 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Aug-2006
Tabled Senate08-Aug-2006

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 64/00 – Heavy Goods Vehicles Designed for Use in Road Trains and B-Doubles) 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               5 July 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signed]

 

 

 

 

 

James Eric Lloyd

 

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads


 

CONTENTS

 

A.           legislative provisions............................................................................ 3

B.           function........................................................................................................ 3

C.           APPLICABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION................................................... 3

64.1.      DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 4

64.2.      not used......................................................................................................... 4

64.3.      not used......................................................................................................... 4

64.4.      ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS...................................................................... 4

64.5.      BRAKING SYSTEM.......................................................................................... 5

 


A.                                        legislative provisions

A.1.                                  NAME OF STANDARD

A.1.1.                            This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 64/00 – Heavy Goods Vehicles Designed for Use in Road Trains and B-Doubles) 2006.

A.1.2.                            This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 64/00 — Heavy Goods Vehicles Designed for Use in Road Trains and B-Doubles.

A.2.                                  COMMENCEMENT

A.2.1.                            This Standard commences on the day after it is registered.

A.3.                                  REPEAL

A.3.1.                            This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 64/00 — Heavy Goods Vehicles Designed for Use in Road Trains and B-Doubles that is:

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

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

A.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 64/00 — Heavy Goods Vehicles Designed for Use in Road Trains and B-Doubles, 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.

B.                                        function

The function of this national standard is to specify additional design and construction requirements for hauling vehicles designed to be used in ‘Road Trains’ and ‘B-Doubles’.

C.                                        APPLICABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION

C.1.                                  Applicability Summary

C.1.1.                            This national standard applies to the design and construction of vehicles as set out in the table below.

C.1.2.                            This national standard covers additional design and construction requirements for hauling vehicles designed to be used in ‘Road Train’ and ‘B-Double’ combination and does not exclude compliance with any other applicable national standards.

 


C.2.                                  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

Not Applicable

 

Passenger car

MA

M1

Not Applicable

 

Forward-control passenger vehicle

MB

M1

Not Applicable

 

Off-road passenger vehicle

MC

M1

Not Applicable

 

Light omnibus

MD

M2

Not Applicable

 

Heavy omnibus

ME

M3

Not Applicable

 

Light goods vehicle

NA

N1

Not Applicable

 

Medium goods vehicle

NB

N2

Not Applicable

 

Heavy goods vehicle

NC

N3

1 July 1991

Nil

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

 

64.1.                                DEFINITIONS

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

64.2.                                not used

64.3.                                not used

64.4.                                ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

Vehicles designed for use in a ‘Road Train’ must meet the following requirements:

64.4.1.                          be fitted with a lighting supply system having a minimum capacity available for connection to trailers of 30 amps at 12 V or 15 amps at 24 V in addition to normal vehicle electrical requirements;

64.4.2.                          be fitted with a single connector for trailer lighting and signalling systems;

64.4.3.                          be fitted with resettable circuit breakers for all lighting and signalling equipment circuits; and

64.4.4.                          be equipped with a generator having a minimum rated power output capacity of 100 amps for nominal 12V electrical systems or 50 amps for 24 V systems.

64.5.                                BRAKING SYSTEM

64.5.1.                          Energy Generating Device Vehicles designed for use in a ‘Road Train’ fitted with an energy generating device producing energy at positive pressure must have a minimum air delivery of 5.9 L/s at 690 kPa head pressure for preferential use by the braking system when the engine is operating at the nominated maximum rated engine speed.

64.5.2.                           ‘Antilock System’

Vehicles designed for use in a ‘B-Double’ must have an ‘Antilock System’ fitted to all Axle Groups’.

64.5.2.1.                    At speeds exceeding 15 km/h, the wheels on at least one ‘Axle’ in each ‘Axle Group’ must remain unlocked when the full force is suddenly applied on the control device when braking from an initial speed of 40 km/h and from an initial speed of at least 80 km/h on a road surface having approximately uniform surface friction on both sides of the vehicle.  This test is to be performed with the vehicle laden to both ‘Lightly Loaded Test Mass 35/00’ and ‘Maximum Loaded Test Mass 35/00’ and using the general test conditions from ADR 35/... .

Brief periods of locking of the wheels will, however, be allowed, but stability must not be affected.

 

 



* The category code may also be in the format L1, LA etc.