Barriers to the safe use of innovative vehicles and motorised mobility devices

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We are reviewing the Australian Road Rules (ARRs) to identify regulatory barriers preventing the safe and legal use of MMDs (motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters) and PMDs (personal mobility devices).

Project separation

Through the NTC’s consultation process for Barriers to the safe use of innovative vehicles and motorised mobility devices it was agreed that motorised mobility devices and innovative vehicles (personal mobility devices or PMDs) and their users are inherently different.

To address the key differences associated with MMDs and PMDs, the project has been separated into two and an independent analysis of each has been completed. These analyses are presented in separate papers to allow for a more efficient and effective progression of the policy development and legislative reform process.

Timeline - Personal mobility devices

June 2019
Issues analysis
October 2019
Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)
October-December 2019
Public consultation

Timeline - Motorised mobility devices

June 2019
Issues analysis
October 2019
Discussion paper
October - December 2019
Public consultation
May 2020
Ministerial council meeting

Contact us

Project manager Tim Davern
Contact email tdavern@ntc.gov.au

Latest news

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is investigating the barriers in the Australian Road Rules that prevent the safe and legal use of innovative vehicles and motorised mobility devices.

The NTC is seeking feedback on regulatory options that can provide a nationally-consistent approach to the safe and legal use of these devices.