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The Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules 2015 and the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation are periodically reviewed to ensure they remain contemporary, and aligned with agreed policy to promote improved transport productivity, transport system safety and regulatory efficiency.
We released the Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules 2015 and Heavy Vehicle National Regulations amendments for public consultation in December 2016.
Consultation closed on Friday, 3 February 2017 and final recommendations will be provided to the Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting scheduled in May 2017.
Additional information on the proposed identification labels for alternative powered vehicles
What is proposed?
The NTC is proposing to amend the vehicle standards to include identification requirements for hydrogen and electric powered vehicles.
Hydrogen and electric powered vehicles can present specific hazards during rescue scenarios.
For this reason it is critical for emergency services to quickly identify these hazards before beginning rescue planning and operation.
At present, there are currently no identification requirements for these vehicles, creating a risk that rescuers may fail to immediately recognise the hazards present.
Who might be interested in providing feedback?
- Emergency services
- Owners and operators