REGULATION TRACKING-AUSTRALIA ADR IS ABOUT TO UPDATE THE HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS

REGULATION TRACKING-AUSTRALIA ADR IS ABOUT TO UPDATE THE HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS

RELEASE DATE:2021-06-16 16:01
BriefIn April 2021, the Australian Department of Transport issued a discussion document on the update of heavy-duty vehicle regulations (the deadline for submission of feedback from all parties is 2021.6.30) to promote more efficient and safe operation of heavy-duty freight vehicles in Australia.



ADR STANDARD UPDATE
The vehicle standard ADR (Australia Design Rules) involved in this update includes the following, which is mandatory for heavy vehicles:
Draft ADR 14/03-Devices for Indirect Vision
Draft ADR 35/07-Commercial Vehicle Brake Systems
Draft ADR 97/00-Advanced Emergency Braking
Draft ADR 99/00-Lane Departure Warning Systems
Draft ADR 105/00-Blind Spot Information Systems
Draft ADR 106/00-Side Underrun Protection 

REGULATION VERSION UPDATE

Item
Technical regulation
Applicability (mandatory)
Entry into force date
Draft ADR 14/03-Devices for Indirect Vision
UN R46.04
Category NB2(N2) and NC(N3) vehicles, with an ‘Overall Width’ exceeding 2.5 m.
This standard commences on the day after it is registered
Draft ADR 35/07-Commercial Vehicle Brake Systems
UN R13
This vehicle standard applies from the date it commences to sub-category NB2(N2) and NC(N3) vehicles, with an ‘Overall Width’ exceeding 2.5 m
This standard commences on the day after it is registered
LEG(L5),MB(M1),MC(M1),MD(M2),ME(M3),NA(N1) , NB2(N2) and NC(N3) category vehicles whose ‘Overall Width’ does not exceed 2.5m. Among them, MB, MC, NA vehicles must be equipped with ADR 88 Electronic Stability Control(ESC)system and ADR 89 (Brake Assist Systems(BAS)system)
The entry into force date is to be determined

NEW TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

Item
Technical regulation
Applicability (mandatory)
Entry into force date
Draft ADR 97/00-Advanced Emergency Braking
UN R131.01
Omnibuses (UN category M2 and M3 vehicles), and goods vehicles with a maximum mass over 3.5 tonnes (UN category N2 and N3 vehicles)
This standard commences on the day after it is registered
Draft ADR 99/00-Lane Departure Warning Systems
UN R130
Category NB2(N2) and NC(N3) vehicles, with an ‘Overall Width’ exceeding 2.5 m
This standard commences on the day after it is registered
Draft ADR 105/00-Blind Spot Information Systems
UN R151
This vehicle standard applies to NB2(N2) and NC(N3) goods vehicles with a ‘Gross Vehicle Mass’ over 8 tonnes and with an ‘Overall Width’ exceeding 2.5 m
new model vehicles
2024.7.1
all vehicles
2025.1.1
Draft ADR 106/00-Side Underrun Protection 
UN R73.01
category NB2(N2), category NC(N3), and category TD(O4) vehicles, with an ‘Overall Width’ exceeding 2.5 m; and category TC(O3) vehicles over 4.5 tonnes ‘Aggregate Trailer Mass’, and with an ‘Overall Width’ exceeding 2.5 m
This standard commences on the day after it is registered

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This paper identifies possible changes to the ADRs to facilitate an increased take up of safer and/or more efficient heavy freight vehicles in Australia. This includes options for:
1) vehicles with enhanced devices for indirect vision and/or monitoring devices to detect other road users;
2) safer wider vehicles – including four options, each with proposed new safety requirements; and
3) vehicles with more efficient and/or productive axle configurations.

These changes are expected to have a positive impact on road safety, while reducing regulatory burden. If implemented, there would be less need for manufacturers to re-design or modify vehicles available in other markets, which would make it easier and cheaper for many manufacturers to supply vehicles fitted with the latest safety and emission control technologies to the Australian market. The additional safety systems would help drivers to be more aware of their surrounds, including to avoid and/or mitigate the severity of any collisions with other road users.

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