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ROAD SAFETY (AUTOMATED VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2018 - REG 21

Application for an exemption or variation

Reg. 21(1) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 4(Sch. 1 item 10).

    (1)     For the purposes of section 33G(3) of the Act, the Secretary may determine a condition of an ADS permit in accordance with that section if the Secretary receives a request from an applicant for an ADS permit or for a variation of an ADS permit that complies with this regulation.

    (2)     An applicant referred to in subregulation (1) who seeks an exemption from a provision of the Act or of the regulations or rules made under the Act must—

        (a)     specify the provision from which an exemption is sought; and

        (b)     provide evidence that an exemption from the provision would not adversely impact the safety of the ADS trial and other road users; and

        (c)     demonstrate one or more of the following—

              (i)     the provision is not relevant, given the scope and nature of the ADS trial;

              (ii)     compliance with the provision would be impractical;

              (iii)     an alternative safety performance measure proposed in the application achieves or exceeds a standard, code of practice or criteria set out in the specified provision.

    (3)     An applicant for the grant or variation of an ADS permit who seeks modification of a provision of the Act or of the regulations or rules made under the Act must—

        (a)     specify the provision in relation to which a modification is sought, and identify the modification that is sought; and

        (b)     provide evidence that the modification of the provision would not adversely impact the safety of the ADS trial and other road users; and

        (c)     demonstrate one or more of the following—

              (i)     that the provision would not be relevant without modification, given the scope and nature of the ADS trial;

              (ii)     that compliance with the provision, without modification, would be impractical;

              (iii)     an alternative safety performance measure proposed by the modification achieves or exceeds a standard, code of practice or criteria set out in the specified provision.



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