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Vehicle Standards and Operation

STAKEHOLDER RANKED OPTIONPROPOSALSTATUSTIME FRAME (TECHNICAL OPTION)
8

Introduce formal "Maintenance/Road Worthiness" components of Heavy Vehicle Chain of Responsibility (NHVR)

(CR13) Recommended as a priority action.

This is a current and significant project being conducted nationally by the NTC and NHVR (known as the Heavy Vehicle Roadworthiness Program).

On the 22 May 2015, The Transport and Infrastructure Council (TIC) endorsed the development of a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) in July 2015; and to prioritising the progression of particular elements to improve heavy vehicle road safety.

The TIC has also agreed to bring forward consideration of a package of measures to expedite national consistency and compliance improvements for decision in November 2015. The package will include measures regarding chain of responsibility duties for vehicle maintenance and scheduled inspections with the intention of implementing improvements as soon as possible.

medium term (13)
10

Implement annual heavy vehicle inspections as part of annual registration

(CR14) Heavy Vehicle inspections on periodic and frequent basis.

The option for annual inspections is being considered at a national level, associated with the NTC/NHVR Roadworthiness Review Project. Refer Option 8.

On 22 May 2015, The Transport and Infrastructure Council (TIC) endorsed the development of a RIS in July 2015; and to prioritising the progression of particular elements to improve heavy vehicle road safety.

The TIC has also agreed to bring forward consideration of a package of measures to expedite national consistency and compliance improvements for decision in November 2015. The package will include measures regarding chain of responsibility duties for vehicle maintenance and scheduled inspections with the intention of implementing improvements as soon as possible.

SA can increase vehicle inspections to target high risk vehicle types independently of the outcome of the RIS. DIT has now introduced regular on road patrol inspections for defect detection of heavy vehicles in the metropolitan area.

medium term (17)
13"On road presence of inspections of Heavy Vehicles (in partnership with SAPOL) and increased operation of Monteith Station."Monteith Station continues to be periodically operated by DIT officers.medium term (16)
20Resource continuous operation of Monteith Station to provide inspections of all vehicles before the descent into Adelaide.Preliminary investigations indicate that this needs to be considered within the national context.medium term (15)