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VIRM: In-service certification (WoF and CoF) amendment
– effective 1 June 2019

List of changes

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List of changes - general

SECTION

CHANGE DESCRIPTION

General vehicles

4-1 Headlamps

  • Rfr 15(h) updated to allow for vehicles without a headlamp warning device to be passed if one is not fitted (fitted   but not working is still a fail item)

5-1 Glazing

  • Limousine and body recovery vehicles (hearse) added to figure 5-1-6 Minimum VLT limits for modified glazing (tinted overlays) for different vehicle classes
  • Critical vision area diagram updated to align with AS/NZS 2080-2006
    • Late addition: Table 5-1-6. Permitted modifications
      • New row - 'Window port or hatches' in 'Front side window' section relating to class ME vehicles

Heavy vehicles

4-1 Headlamps

  • See general vehicles

5-1 Glazing

  • Critical vision area diagram added

7-1 Seats and seat anchorages

  • Note added about modification or repair before April 2002

Light PSVs

4-1 Headlamps

  • See general vehicles

Heavy PSVs

4-1 Headlamps

  • See general vehicles

7-1 Seats and seat anchorages

  • See heavy vehicles

General trailers

3-1 Structure

  • Note and image added to assist vehicle inspectors with spotting cracking failure at the point(s) where the drawbar attaches to the body of the trailer in light trailers
  • Repaired Trailpro trailers can be identified by the ‘R’ after the serial number on the plate
  • Image of a repaired Trailpro trailer
List of changes - Omnibus

See also the summary of submissions document

SECTION

REASON FOR RULE CHANGE

General vehicles

2-2 Dimensions

  • Proposal 67: correcting an error in 6.18(2)d of the Rule – replace ‘hazard warning sign’ with ‘OVERSIZE’. Means that OVERSIZE sign be frangible if any part of the sign extends beyond the body or load of the vehicle, whichever it is attached to (frangible means breakable or readily deformable)

Heavy vehicles

2-2 Dimensions

  • See general vehicles

4-13 Rear reflectors

  • Proposal 27: allow reflective material that does not meet a standard to be fitted to a vehicle elsewhere than adjacent to required lighting equipment

4-15 Other lighting

  • Proposal 27: allow reflective material that does not meet a standard to be fitted to a vehicle elsewhere than adjacent to required lighting equipment

8-1 Service brake, parking brake and heavy vehicle emergency brake

  • allow powered vehicles first registered in New Zealand after the amendment Rule comes into force to have a pressure gauge fitted to the supply brake reservoir rather than a service brake reservoir
  • allow for fewer truck brake applications to be available after the engine stops but before a warning buzzer sounds, to align the New Zealand requirements with approved international standards requirements

10-2 Hubs and axles

  • Proposal 25: provide that tandem axle sets in heavy passenger service vehicles do not have to display a compliance plate showing the load-sharing ratio

Light PSVs

2-2 Dimensions

  • See general vehicles

Heavy PSVs

2-2 Dimensions

  • See general vehicles

6-3 PSV entry and exit steps, ramps and hoists

  • Proposal 7: allow for a modesty screen between   a seat and a stairwell in a heavy passenger service vehicle to have a small gap at the base of the screen, provided that the gap could not create a hazard

7-8 PSV heating and ventilation

  • Proposal 9: allow for the front passenger seat windows to open wider than 125mm if that seat is alongside the driver’s seat in a heavy passenger service vehicle (eg in heavy vans)

8-1 Service brake, parking brake and heavy vehicle emergency brake

  • allow powered vehicles first registered in New   Zealand after the amendment Rule comes into force to have a pressure gauge fitted to the supply brake reservoir rather than a service brake reservoir
  • allow for fewer truck brake applications to be available after the engine stops but before a warning buzzer sounds, to align  the New Zealand requirements with approved international standards requirements

10-2 Hubs and axles

  • see heavy vehicles

General trailers

2-2 Dimensions

  • See general vehicles

5-1 Brakes

  • Proposal 6: The objective of the amendment Rule is to allow for trailers weighing between 2,500 kg and 3,500 kg to have indirect service brakes or direct service brakes

Heavy trailers

2-2 Dimensions

  • See general vehicles

4-13 Rear reflectors

  • See heavy vehicles

Forklifts

2-2 Dimensions

  • See general vehicles

Tractors

2-2 Dimensions

  • See general vehicles

Unclassified vehicles

2-2 Dimensions

  • See general vehicles

Technical bulletins (general)

15 Identifying compliant hitches and brake systems

  • New technical bulletin to assist vehicle inspectors identify brakes compliant with UN/ECE regulation 13