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.

Consultation

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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.

Contact us

Project manager Mandi Mees
Contact email mmees@ntc.gov.au

Timeline

July 2020
Preparing recommendations for ministers