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VIRM: In-service certification (WoF only) 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

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)

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

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