This legislation has been repealed.
(1) Except as provided
in subregulation (3), a motor vehicle fitted with a windscreen shall be
equipped with a device that is capable of effectively removing rain, snow or
other moisture, from the portion of the windscreen immediately in front of the
driver of the vehicle, and the device shall —
so constructed and positioned that it can be operated or controlled by the
driver while retaining his correct driving position;
the case of a motor vehicle first registered on or after 1 January 1935 be
operated by electrical, pneumatic or other continuous mechanical means; and
sufficiently clear the windscreen as to afford the driver a clear view of the
road in front of the vehicle.
(2) Except as provided
in subregulations (3) and (4), a motor vehicle fitted with a windscreen
and first registered on or after 1 January 1958 shall be equipped with a
device or devices capable of effectively removing rain, snow or other moisture
from the portion of the windscreen immediately in front of the driver and from
a corresponding area of windscreen to the left of the vertical centre line of
the windscreen, and the device or devices as the case may be
comply with the provisions of subregulation (1); and
operated by engine manifold vacuum, be provided with a vacuum reservoir or
pump to maintain their effective operation, while the vehicle is in motion.
(3) The requirements
of subregulations (1) and (2) do not apply to a motor cycle or a motor
vehicle, equipped with a windscreen, so constructed as to permit the driver,
while retaining his correct driving position, to obtain adequate vision of the
roadway ahead of the vehicle, over the top, below or to the side of the
windscreen, in the event of vision through the windscreen being obscured.
(4) The requirements
of subregulation (2) do not apply to a motor vehicle equipped with a
windscreen, so constructed that the windscreen does not extend to the left
beyond the longitudinal centre line of the vehicle.
(5) All passenger cars
and derivatives thereof, manufactured on or after 1 January 1973 and all
multipurpose passenger cars manufactured on or after 1 January 1974
having a windscreen shall, at the time of first registration, be equipped with
a device or devices complying with Australian Design Rule
No. 16 — Windscreen Wipers and Washers.