Friday, 2 November 2012

Second Edition ADRs 1 January 1969 VALID or NOT?


Second Edition Australian Design Rules


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The Second Edition Australian Design Rules (ADRs) are national standards for vehicles that first came into effect on 1 January 1969 as endorsed by the then Australian Transport Advisory Council (ATAC). The ATAC recommended the Second Edition ADRs to the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments for vehicles being supplied to the Australian market. The Second Edition ADRs only applied to vehicles manufactured from 1 January 1969 onwards and were selectively applied by each state and territory. From the time of 1 July 1988 onwards, the Second Edition ADRs were increasingly superseded by the Third Edition ADRs.

For vehicles manufactured up until July 1989, the application of the ADRs is the responsibility of the state and territory governments. Vehicle users should consult with their state or territory transport authority for the Second and Third Edition ADRs that apply to these vehicles.

For vehicles manufactured after July 1989, the application of the ADRs is the responsibility of the Australian Government under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989. Vehicle users should consult with this department for the Second and Third Edition ADRs that apply to these vehicles.


Do we require Indicators??

Direction Turn Signal Lamps [PDF: 245 KB] 6 1 Jan 1973  ---- Motorcycles N/A
Direction Turn Signal Lamps [PDF: 239 KB] 6a 1 Jul 1981   ---- Motorcycles N/A

According to the above ADRs no we don't! to pass engineering you need to comply with ADRs or (equivalent special interest standards)

Here is where it gets interesting to get a RWC
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Anything post June 1975 does now require indicators.


By the way, what is schedule 8 (RS(V)R's)??????   Not Easy to find!
Road Safety (Vehicle) Regulations YEAR??- SCHEDULE 8

In this Schedule- RS(D)R means the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009;
RS(TM)R means the Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations 2009;
RS(V)R means the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009;
RR means the Road Safety Road Rules 2009;
RSA means the Road Safety Act 1986;
TCMA means the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983.

What are they for…..well they are the infringements/citations used to book you and gather revenue. These came in to effect in 1999 and revised in 2009
legislation.vic.gov.au 99-054sr.pdf


Division 11—Direction indicator lights

101. Direction indicator lights on motor vehicles
(1) A motor vehicle with 4 or more wheels that was built after August 1966 or a left-hand drive motor vehicle must have—
(a) a pair of direction indicator lights fitted on, or towards, its front that face forwards; and
(b) a pair of direction indicator lights fitted on, or towards, its rear that face backwards.
(2) [b]A motor vehicle with less than 4 wheels that was built after June 1975 must have—
(a) a pair of direction indicator lights fitted on, or towards, its front that face forwards; and
(b) a pair of direction indicator lights fitted on, or towards, its rear that face backwards.[/b]
(3) A motor vehicle that is not required to have direction indicator lights may have—
(a) 1 or more pairs of direction indicator lights that are visible from both the front and rear of the vehicle; or
(b) both—
(i) a pair of direction indicator lights fitted on, or towards, its front that face forwards; and
(ii) a pair of direction indicator lights fitted on, or towards, its rear that face backwards.

Goes on further about director, position, and operation of indicators.

I have been told that ADRs trump any local state regulations, so technically you only need to meet ADRs..or state legislation where there are no relevant ADRS. That came about from a discussion of NSW police book bikes off the showroom floor and slapping defect notices on them and it was deemed the bikes did meet ADRs and the state rules used for the defects were over ruled.  Accuracy of this is still to be determined by you.


Real Question is what do we actually have to comply with and who can tell us????






May be of benefit to check these:
Motorcycle And Moped Noise [PDF: 551 KB] 39 1 Mar 1985
Motorcycle Noise [PDF: 959 KB] 39a 1 Mar 1988

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