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This instrument amends the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 61/02 – Vehicle Marking) 2005 to make minor updates and allow for a transition between the Australian Design Rule (ADR) 61/02 and the later version ADR 61/03.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 40
Registered 08 Oct 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR19-Oct-2020

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Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 61/02 – Vehicle Marking) 2005 Amendment 3

I, MICHAEL McCORMACK, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, determine this vehicle standard under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

Dated              22 September 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signed]

Michael McCormack

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

 


 

CONTENTS

 

1.               legislative provisions........................................................................ 3

2.               amendment of vehicle standard.................................................. 3

Schedule 1.................................................................................................................. 4

 


1.                                          legislative provisions

1.1.                                    Name of Legislative Instrument

1.1.1.                              This instrument is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 61/02 – Vehicle Marking) 2005 Amendment 3.

1.2.                                    Commencement

1.2.1.                              This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

2.                                          amendment of vehicle standard

2.1.                                    The changes specified in Schedule 1 amend the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 61/02 – Vehicle Marking) 2005.

 


Schedule 1

[1]               Clause 1.1, omit “NAME OF STANDARD”, substitute “Name of Standard”.

[2]               Clause 1.2, omit “COMMENCEMENT”, substitute “Commencement”.

[3]               Clause 2, omit “SCOPE”, substitute “FUNCTION”.

[4]               Clause 3, omit “APPLICABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION”, substitute “APPLICABILITY”.

[5]               Delete clauses 3.1.1 and 3.1.2.

[6]               Clause 3.1, amend to read:

“3.1.    This vehicle standard applies to all categories of vehicles from the dates set out in the applicability table under clause 3.3 below.”

[7]               Clause 3.2, renumber as clause 3.3.

[8]               Insert a new clause 3.2 to read:

“3.2.    Vehicles satisfying the requirements of an entry pathway under the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018, from the commencement of section 15 of that Act, are not required to comply with this rule.”

[9]               In the table under clause 3.3, omit “/01*” (wherever occurring), substitute “/01”.

[10]           Clause 5, omit “IDENTIFICATION NUMBER”, substitute “VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER”.

[11]           Clause 5.3, omit “his designated nominee”, substitute “the ‘Administrator’s’ designated nominee”.

[12]           Clause 6, omit “COMPLIANCE PLATE”, substitute “IDENTIFICATION PLATE”.

[13]           Clause 6.1, amend to read:

“6.1.    Every vehicle supplied to the market by means of an approval under subsection 10A(1), (2), or (3) of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989, must bear an ‘Approved’ ‘Identification Plate’, which must be placed in a conspicuous position on the vehicle.

            Note: An ‘Identification Plate’ may only be placed on a vehicle in accordance with an approval to do so under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.”

[14]           Clause 8.1, omit “On every ME, NC and T-Group vehicle”, substitute “On every ME category, NC category and T-Group vehicle”.

[15]           Clause 8.1.2.3, amend to read:

“8.1.2.3.   ‘Vehicle Identification Number’;”

[16]           Clause 8.1.2.4,  amend to read:

“8.1.2.4.   Date of Manufacture’ - unless fitted with an ‘Identification Plate’;”

[17]           Clause 8.1.2.6, omit “Category”, substitute “category”.

[18]           Clause 8.1.5, omit “ME vehicle”, substitute “ME category vehicle”.

[19]           Delete clause 8.1.6.

[20]           Clause 8.3, amend to read:

“8.3.    In the case where all of the information required by clause 8.1 is contained in the ‘Identification Plate’, a separate Vehicle Plate need not be fitted.”

[21]           Clause 9.1, omit “Registration Plates”, substitute “All vehicles other than
L-Group vehicles and TA category trailers having an ‘Overall Width’ not exceeding 980 mm:”.

[22]           Clauses 9.1.2 and 9.1.2.1, renumber as clauses 9.2 and 9.2.1 respectively.

[23]           Clause 9.2, omit “Vehicles”, substitute “vehicles”.

[24]           Clause 9.2, omit “having an overall width not exceeding 980 mm:”, substitute “having an ‘Overall Width’ not exceeding 980 mm:”.

[25]           Clause 9.1.1, omit “All Vehicles other than L-Group vehicles and TA category trailers having an overall width not exceeding 980 mm:”, substitute “provision must be made for mounting a registration plate (as shown in Figure 1) to be affixed to the rear of the vehicle so that no part of such plate is more than 1,300 mm from the ground;”.

[26]           Delete clauses 9.1.1.1, 9.1.1.2 and 9.1.1.3.

[27]           Insert a new clause 9.1.2 to read:

“9.1.2. provision must be made for mounting a registration plate (as shown in Figure 1) to be affixed to the front of the motor vehicle forward of and parallel to the front ‘Axle’ so that no part of such registration plate is more than 1,300 mm from the ground; and”

[28]           Insert a new clause 9.1.3 to read:

“9.1.3. no part of a vehicle, including its standard equipment, regular production options or ‘Equipment’ shall be so located as to obscure any part of the registration plate(s).”

[29]           Clause 10, omit “On every vehicle which, … being white or silver in colour and clearly visible.”, substitute a new clause 10.1 to read:

“10.1.  On every vehicle which, together with the ‘Equipment’ thereof, is 2.2 metres or more wide and which has a body of the tray type and is not fitted with conspicuity markings in accordance with the Australian Design Rule 13/… – Installation of Lighting and Light Signalling Devices on other than L-Group Vehicles, there must be displayed by painting or otherwise across the full width of the rearmost portion of the tray of such vehicle, a horizontal band having a uniform depth of at least 75 mm and being white or silver in colour and clearly visible.”