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In-service VIRM amendment effective 28 April 2014 (affects both WoF and CoF)

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Overview of the changes

This general amendment covers the following changes:

  • Headlamps (WoF and CoF)
    • clarify that a pair of headlamps may consist of a symmetric and an asymmetric headlamp
    • improve wording relating to pairs of headlamps requiring to be of approximately equal colour and intensity (this change will also be made for other relevant lamps).
  • Tyres and wheels (WoF and CoF)
    • Prohibit car tyres on two-wheeled motorcycles
    • Add new combination to tyre interchangeability table (generally affects only heavy vehicles).
  • Fuel system (WoF and CoF)
    • Clarify allowable corrosion and other damage around fuel tank mountings.
  • Heavy vehicle 5th wheel, ball coupling/socket for towing semi-trailer, king pin (CoF only)
    • Clarify that a certification plate/label is only required for ball-type coupling
    • Advise that 5th wheel operator statements of compliance (NZTA 4085A forms) can be obtained from CoF providers
  • Load anchorages (CoF only)
    • Clarify what additional modifications and repairs have to be certified.
  • PSV doors and doorways (CoF only)
    • Clarify line of sight for power-operated door testing
    • Introduce Technical bulletin (CoF) 5 specifying the PSV power-operated door testing procedure.