Western Australian Repealed Regulations

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Regulation] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [Help]

This legislation has been repealed.


1710 .         Rear end protection

                Every semi-trailer manufactured on and after 1 July 1971 shall be provided with an approved continuous rear bumper which shall be so constructed and located that — 

            (a)         with the vehicle unladen, the contact surface of the bumper is not more than 610 millimetres from the ground;

            (b)         the bumper contact surface is located not more than 610 millimetres forward of the rear of the vehicle and is painted white;

            (c)         the ends of the bumper extend to within 300 millimetres of each side of the vehicle, unless the rearmost point of the tyres is within 610 millimetres of the rear of the vehicle, in which case the tyres shall be considered as meeting the requirements over their width;

            (d)         the member which is, or directly supports the bumper contact surface is of material having no less strength than steel tubing of 102 millimetres outside diameter and 8 millimetres wall thickness; and

            (e)         the structure supporting the member prescribed in paragraph (d) can transmit no less force than that member can sustain, and provides a continuous force path to vehicle members of a strength consistent with the forces to be sustained,

                but the provisions of this regulation shall not apply to a semi-trailer so constructed that — 

            (f)         cargo access doors, tailgates or other such structures when closed afford comparable protection; or

            (g)         a vertical plane tangential to the rearmost surface of the rear wheels is 150 millimetres or less from a parallel vertical plane containing the rearmost point of the semi-trailer.

AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback