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ADR 25/01 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as made
A vehicle standard determined under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 providing requirements for anti-theft lock devices on road vehicles.
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General Comments: This standard was originally made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and from 1 July 2021 continues in force as if it were a national road vehicle standard determined under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 25/01 — Anti-Theft Lock 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 25/01 — Anti-Theft Lock, 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 17 Aug 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Sep-2006
Tabled Senate04-Sep-2006

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/01 – Anti-Theft Lock) 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               31 July 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[SIGNED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Eric Lloyd

 

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads


 

CONTENTS

 

0.           legislative provisions............................................................................ 3

Purpose and SCOPE.................................................................................................. 3

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

25.0.      DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 5

25.1.      FUNCTIONS OF LOCK POSITIONS.............................................................. 5

25.2.      DESIGN OF LOCK............................................................................................ 5

25.3.      PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR STEERING LOCKS...................... 5

25.4.      ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS.......................................................................... 6

APPENDIX 1.................................................................................................................... 7

 


0.                     legislative provisions

0.1.                  NAME OF STANDARD

0.1.1.               This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/01 – Anti-Theft Lock) 2006.

0.1.2.               This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 25/01 — Anti-Theft Lock.

0.2.                  COMMENCEMENT

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

0.3.                  REPEAL

0.3.1.               This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name Australian Design Rule 25/01 — Anti-Theft Lock that is:

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

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

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 25/01 — Anti-Theft Lock, 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 nation standard for the purposes of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

The function of this Australian Design Rule is to specify requirements for a lock to inhibit unauthorised use of a vehicle and to minimise the possibility of inadvertent adjustment of steering locks to the anti-theft position when the vehicle is in motion.

APPLICABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION

This ADR applies to the design and construction of vehicles as set out in the table hereunder. The /01 Rule differs from the /00 Rule in that it adds new technical requirements (Section 25.3 - a wear producing test and a torque strength test) derived from ECE Regulation 18/01. The ECE R 18/01 is an acceptable Alternative Standard

There are no 'Acceptable Prior Rules' in the Applicability Table.  The Package 9 issue differs only in the explanatory text of this Applicability Section.

 


 

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

1 Jan 1991

Nil

Forward-control passenger vehicle

MB

M1

1 Jan 1991

Nil

Off-road passenger vehicle

MC

M1

1 Jan 1991

Nil

Light omnibus

MD

M2

 

 

 

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

   MD1

 

1 Jan 1991

Nil

 

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

   MD2

 

Not Applicable

 

 

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

Not Applicable

 

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

 

 


25.0.                                DEFINITIONS

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

25.1.                                FUNCTIONS OF LOCK POSITIONS

25.1.1.                          An 'engine on' position shall permit the normal functioning of the engine.

25.1.2.                          An 'engine off' position shall prevent normal functioning of the engine.

25.1.3.                          An ‘anti-theft’ position shall prevent normal functioning of the engine and also inhibit unauthorised use of the vehicle.

25.2.                                DESIGN OF LOCK

25.2.1.                          The lock shall be a 5 or more tumbler lock or other lock of ‘Approved’  type giving equivalent protection. The probability of the key operating the lock of another vehicle in the same model range shall be not greater than one in out thousand.

25.2.2.                          The lock shall provide for at least the functions nominated in Section 25.1

25.2.3.                          It shall not be possible to adjust the lock from the 'engine on' position to the 'anti-theft' position without passing through the 'engine off’ position.

25.2.4.                          When the key is removed the lock shall be in the 'anti-theft' position,

25.2.5.                          With the lock in the 'anti-theft' position it shall be impossible either to steer the vehicle, or to engage the forward drive gears, or to release a brake, without removal or destruction of the device.

25.2.6.                          Where the requirements of Clause 25.2.5 are met by a device which prevents steering of the vehicle, the following additional requirements shall apply.

25.2.6.1.                    It shall not be possible to adjust the lock from the ‘engine on' position to the 'anti-theft' position by a single rotary or linear motion of the key.

25.2.6.2.                    Where the design of the lock to achieve the requirements of Clause 25.2.6.1 embodies 2 or more separate rotary movements of the locking device, adjustment from the 'engine-oft position to the 'anti-theft' position must require either.

25.2.6.2.1.              a design linear axial movement of the key of not less than 2 mm; or

25.2.6.2.2.              actuation of an additional blocking device separately controlled. The gear selector may constitute such a blocking device.

25.3.                                PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR STEERING LOCKS

25.3.1.                          A steering lock shall be subjected to 2,500 cycles in each direction of the wear producing test specified in Appendix 1.

                        After completion of the test the steering lock shall continue to comply with the requirements of Clauses 25.2.4, 25.2.5, 25.2.6 and 25.3.2.

25.3.2.                          When the steering lock is activated in the anti-theft position, it shall withstand without damage to the steering mechanism likely to compromise safety, the application of a minimum torque of 20 daN.m in both directions under static conditions.

 

25.4.                                ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS

The technical requirements of ECE R. 18/01 'Power Driven Vehicles -Protection Against Unauthorised Use, shall be deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of this Rule.


APPENDIX 1

(Clause 253.1 refers.)

WEAR-PRODUCING TEST PROCEDURE FOR PROTECTIVE DEVICES ACTING ON THE STEERING

 

1.                TEST EQUIPMENT

1.1.             The test equipment shall consist of:

1.1.1.          a fixture suitable for mounting the sample steering complete with the protective device attached.

1.1.2.          a means for activating and de-activating the protective device which shall include the use of the key.

1.1.3.          a means for rotating the steering shaft relative to the protective device.

2.                TEST METHOD

2.1.             A sample of the steering complete with the protective device is attached to the fixture referred to in paragraph 1.1.1 above.

2.2.             One cycle of the test procedure shall consist of the following operations:

2.2.1.          Start position. The protective device shall be de-activated and the steering shaft shall be rotated to a position which prevents engagement of the protective device, unless it is of the type which permits locking in any position of the steering.

2.2.2.          Set to activate. The protective device shall be moved from the de-activated to the activated position, using the key.

2.2.3.          */ Activated. The steering shaft shall be rotated such that the torque on it, at the instant of engagement of the protective device shall be 5.88 Nm ± 025.

2.2.4.          De-activated. The protective device shall be de-activated by the normal means, the torque being reduced to zero to facilitate disengagement.

2.2.5.          **/ Return. The steering shaft shall be rotated to a position which prevents engagement of the protective device.

2.2.6.          Opposite rotation. Repeat procedures described in paragraphs 2.2.2, 2,2.3, 2.2.4, and 2.2.5, but in the opposite direction of rotation of the steering shaft.

2.2.7.          The time interval between two successive engagements of the device shall be at least 10 seconds.

2.3.             The wear-producing cycle shall be repeated for the number of times specified in Clause 25.3.1 of this Rule.



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

*/ If the protective device permits locking in any position of the steering, the procedures described in this paragraph and in paragraph 2.2.5. shall be omitted.

**/ If the protective device permits locking in any position of the steering the procedures described in paragraphs 2.2.3. and 2.2.5. shall be omitted.