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21/10/2004 11:13   Registration And Australian Design Rules   [General]

To ensure that the work we have done on the Kombi is safe and legal we need to comply with some legislation. Initially I located the NSW RTA's website and found the following information:

Vehicle Inspector's Bulletin

That page lists the recommendations from the vehicle safety inspector. The articles are helpful but do not cover all of the queries we have regarding our vehicle modifications.

To be safe on Australian roads a vehicle must comply with the Australian Design Rules. These cover everything from how cars look and sound to safety aspects of seatbelts and engine mounts. They are very comprehensive and cost $25 for the CDROM from DOTARS.

Australian Design Rules

However, we won't be buying them as the Hanwang Library here at the ANU has a copy we can borrow. Hurrah for academia

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