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17 Seatbelt and seatbelt anchorage standards for heavy motor vehicles

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This bulletin gives guidance to vehicle inspectors in applying the following requirements in the VIRM: Entry certification:

Application

This bulletin applies to heavy motor vehicles undergoing entry certification in New Zealand.

Inspection

Land Transport Rule: Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages requires class NB and NC vehicles manufactured on or after 1 October 2003 to be fitted with seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages as follows:

Seating position

Type of seatbelt required

Type of anchorage required

Driver

A-ELR (Note 2)

3 or 4 point anchorage

Front outer

A-ELR (Note 2)

3 or 4 point anchorage

Front middle

Lap seatbelt

2 point anchorage

Rear outer

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rear middle

Not applicable

Not applicable

Seatbelts must meet one of the standards contained in Table 7-5-1 of the VIRM: Entry certification. Seatbelt anchorages must comply with one of the standards contained in Table 7-5-3 of the VIRM: Entry certification.

Note 1

For the purposes of 2.1(5)(d) of the Rule, manufactured means original manufacture by the source plant. It has nothing to do with any subsequent remanufacture/rebuild/modification/retrofit/vehicle class change. A vehicle originally manufactured before 1 October 2003 will never be required to comply with the requirements in Table 2.4 of the Rule.

Note 2

If a vehicle is fitted with an OE single-sensitive emergency locking retractor lap and diagonal seatbelt, it may remain fitted if it has a plate affixed to the vehicle (see Figure 17-1-1).

Example of plate fitted to a vehicle that may retain single-sensitive front seatbelts

Figure 17-1-1. Example of a plate fitted to a vehicle that may retain a single-sensitive seatbelt

Standards compliance

The Motor Industry Association (MIA) has obtained the relevant information from its members so that entry certifiers will not need to request a statement of compliance for individual vehicles. Information regarding compliance with approved seatbelt and seatbelt anchorage standards for heavy motor vehicles distributed by the MIA and sold through its franchise dealer network has been supplied for the makes and models listed on the following page.

Make

Model

Seatbelt

Seatbelt Anchorage

Caterpillar

CT610, CT630

ADR 4

ADR 5

DAF

 

ECE R16

ECE R14

Ford

 

EEC77/541

ECE R 14

Foton

 

ADR 4

ADR 5

Freightliner

Argosy, Columbia, Century Class, Coronado

FMVSS 209 or ADR 4

FMVSS 210 or ADR 5

Fuso

Canter/Fighter

Rosa/ HD

ADR 4

Japan Technical Standards

ADR 5

Japan Technical Standards

Hino

 

ECE R 16

ADR 5

Hyundai

HD Series

ECE R 16

ECE R14

International

 

FMVSS 209

FMVSS 210

Isuzu

N series

F series

FX series

C & E Series

ADR 4

ECE  R16

ECE  R 16

Japan Technical Standards

Or ECE R16

ADR 5

ECE  R14

ECE  R14

Japan Technical Standards

Or ECE R14

Iveco

Stralis,Powerstar & ACCO

Daily & Eurocargo

Trakker

ADR 4

ECE R 16

ECE R16

ADR 5

ECE R 14

ECE R14

Kenworth

 

ADR 4

ADR 5

Mack

 

Information contained on compliance plate fitted to the vehicle

MAN

 

ECE R16

ECE R14

Mercedes-Benz

 

ECE R 16

ECE R 14

Mitsubishi Fuso

Canter/Fighter

Rosa/Shogun

ADR 4

Japan Technical Standards

ADR 5

Japan Technical Standards

Nissan Diesel

 

ADR 4

ADR 5

Renault

 

Information contained on compliance plate fitted to the vehicle

RAM

2500 Laramie, 3500 Laramie

ADR 04/05

ADR 05/05

Scania

 

EEC e4*77/541

EEC e4*76/115

Sterling

LT9500, LT7500

FMVSS 209

FMVSS 210

Sinotruk

T5G,A7,T7 & C7 series

ECE R 16

ECE R 14

UD Trucks

 

ADR 4/04

ADR 5/05

Volkswagen

 

ECE R16

ECE R14

Volvo

 

Information contained on compliance plate fitted to the vehicle

Western Star

 

FMVSS 209

ADR 5

Table updated 2 February 2017

  • If an entry certifier is presented with a vehicle not covered above, and proof of compliance cannot be established by approved methods, they should contact the vehicle manufacturer directly.
  • A heavy vehicle previously registered in the European Union complies with the seatbelt anchorage standards for heavy vehicles if the vehicle is registered on or after 1 January 2009.

Page amended 28 April 2014 (see amendment details).