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Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as amended, taking into account amendments up to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/00 - Anti-Theft Lock) 2006 Amendment 1
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Registered 03 Jan 2007
Start Date 14 Dec 2006

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/00 – Anti-Theft Lock) 2006

 

 

Compilation:                 1 (up to and including Amendment 1)

 

Compilation Date:         13/12/2006

 

Compiled by:                Vehicle Safety Standards, Department of Transport and Regional Services.

 

 

 


 

CONTENTS

 

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

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

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

25.0.      DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 4

25.1.      FUNCTIONS OF LOCK POSITIONS.............................................................. 4

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

NOTES  ............................................................................................................................ 6

 


0.                                          legislative provisions

0.1.                                    NAME OF STANDARD

0.1.1.                              This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/00 – Anti-Theft Lock) 2006.

0.1.2.                              This Standard may also be cited as Australian Design Rule 25/00 — 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 25/00 — 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 25/00 — 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 vehicle 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 the vehicle and to minimise the possibility of inadvertent adjustment of steering locks to the anti-theft position when the vehicle is in motion.

APPLICABILITY

This ADR applies to the design and construction of devices to be fitted to 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

Not Applicable

 

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

 

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

25.0.1.                          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 one 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 off” 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.

 

 


NOTES

This compilation of Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/00 - Anti-Theft Lock) 2006 includes all the instruments set out in the Table of Instruments.  The Table of Amendments provides a history of clauses that have been amended, inserted or deleted.

 

Table of Instruments

Name of Instrument

Registration Date

Commencement Date

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/00 - Anti-Theft Lock) 2006

14/09/2006

15/09/2006

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/00 - Anti-Theft Lock) 2006 Amendment 1

13/12/2006

14/12/2006

 

Table of Amendments

Clause affected

How affected

Amending instrument

25.1.2

am

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/00 - Anti-Theft Lock) 2006 Amendment 1

25.2.5

am

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/00 - Anti-Theft Lock) 2006 Amendment 1

25.2.6.2

am

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 25/00 - Anti-Theft Lock) 2006 Amendment 1

 

ad = added or inserted

am = amended

del = deleted or removed

rr = removed and replaced

à = clause renumbered.  This takes the format of old no. à new no.

 

 

 



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