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ROAD SAFETY (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2009


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1.1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Objectives  
   2.      Authorising provisions  
   3.      Commencement  
   4.      Revocations  

   PART 1.2--INTERPRETATION

   5.      Definitions  
   6.      Corporation may declare matters for the purposes of Regulations  
   7.      Corporation may authorise officers for the purposes of Regulations  
   8.       Interpretation—vehicles, combinations and loads  
   9.      Interpretation—distance between parallel lines  
   10A.    Vehicle width  
   11.     Approved forms, notices etc.  

   PART 2.1--EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION

   12.     Exemptions from registration  

   PART 2.2--ELIGIBILITY FOR REGISTRATION

   13.     Registered operator  
   14.     Eligible vehicles  

   PART 2.3--VEHICLE STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION

   15.     Compliance with standards for registration  
   16.     Corporation may require new vehicle and engine identification numbers to be stamped or displayed  
   17.     Duplicate vehicle and engine identification numbers  
   18.     Offence to alter, deface, remove, substitute or tamper with a vehicle identification number  
   19.     Inspection of identification numbers  
   20.     Non-complying and non-standard vehicles  
   20A.    Vehicles equipped with camera mounts  
   21.     Installation of operations plates and the modification of vehicles  

   PART 2.4--APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION

   22.     Names in which vehicle cannot be registered  
   23.     Who may apply for registration  
   24.     Form of application  
   25.     Supporting evidence  
   26.     Inspection of vehicles for the purpose of registration  
   26A.    Verification of supporting evidence  
   27.     Lodgement of application, supporting evidence and payment  
   28.     Inspection of vehicles  
   29.     Decision about application  
   30.     Conditional registration  
   31.     Dealer certification scheme  

   PART 2.5--REGISTRATION

   38.     Information to be recorded in register  
   39.     Changes to be recorded in the register  
   40.     Registered operator may search the register  
   41.     Certificates of registration  
   42.     Replacement of certificate of registration  
   43.     Period of registration  
   44.     Registration numbers  
   45.     Number plates  
   46.     Replacement of lost, stolen etc. number plates  
   47.     Number plates property of the State  
   48.     Affixing number plate  
   48A.    Hybrid vehicles  
   48B.    Electric powered passenger cars  
   49.     Obligation if towing another vehicle  
   50.     Offence—use of vehicles and number plates  
   50A.    Authority given by Corporation  
   56.     Obligations of registered operators  

   PART 2.6--REGISTRATION NUMBER RIGHTS AND NON‑STANDARD NUMBER PLATES

   57.     Sale of registration number rights  
   58.     Refusal to sell registration number rights  
   59.     Transfer of registration number rights  
   60.     Grounds for cancellation of registration number rights  
   61.     Notice of cancellation of registration number rights  
   62.     Compensation  
   63.     Non-standard number plates  
   64.     Slimline number plates  
   65.     Authorisation of agents  

   PART 2.7--RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

   66.     Notice of renewal of registration  
   67.     Application for renewal of registration  
   68.     Period of renewal of registration  
   69.     Renewal of registration  
   70.     Return of number plates  

   PART 2.8--TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION

   71.     Obligations of certain persons disposing of registered vehicle  
   72.     Dealer disposing of registered vehicle to person who is not a dealer must provide certificate of roadworthiness  
   73.     Dealer disposing of registered vehicle to person other than dealer must give Corporation documents etc.  
   74.     Division not applicable in certain circumstances  
   75.     Obligations of acquirers other than under legal process  
   76.     Obligations of a person acquiring possession under court order or other legal process  
   77.     Repossession and restoration  
   78.     Application for transfer by joint owners  
   79.     Application for transfer of registration by legal personal representative  
   80.     Mandatory refusal to record transfer  
   81.     Discretionary refusal to record transfer  
   82.     Notice of refusal to record transfer  
   83.     Corporation may make entry in register pending application for transfer  
   84.     New certificate of registration to be issued  

   PART 2.9--WRITTEN-OFF VEHICLES

   85.     Application of Part  
   86.     Definitions  
   87.     Obligations of insurers and self-insurers in relation to write-offs  
   88.     Obligations of motor wreckers in relation to write‑offs  
   89.     Obligations of motor car traders in relation to write‑offs  
   90.     Obligation to disclose information to purchaser of written-off vehicle  
   91.     Obligation of insurer or self-insurer to affix notices or labels to write‑offs  
   92.     Obligation of motor wrecker or motor car trader to affix notices or labels on write‑offs  
   93.     Entering vehicle on the register of written‑off vehicles  
   93A.    Register of written-off vehicles  
   94.     Information to be included if motor vehicle entered on register  
   95.     Removal or amendment of entries on the register of written‑off vehicles  
   96.     Certified extract of information from the register of written-off vehicles  
   97.     Register and renewal of registration of written-off vehicles  
   97A.    Register and renewal of registration of repairable write-off where cosmetic hail damage only  
   98.     Form and supply of VIV certificate  
   99.     Authorisation of persons to issue certificate  
   100.    Renewal of registration  

   PART 2.10--FEES

   101.    Fees for registration and renewal of registration of heavy vehicles  
   102.    Concessional registration fees for other vehicles  
   103.    Fees for the transfer of registration  
   104.    Search and extract fees  
   106.    Refunds  
   107.    Application of certain fees  
   108.    Fees for interstate registration functions  

   PART 2.11--EXPIRY, SURRENDER, SUSPENSION AND CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION

   109.    Expiry of registration  
   110.    Application for surrender  
   111.    Requirements for surrender  
   112.    Approval of application  
   113.    Cancellation of registration because of application to surrender registration  
   114.    Grounds for suspension  
   115.    Procedure for suspension  
   116.    Effect of suspension  
   117.    Cancellation of registration  
   118.    Obligation of registered operator if registration cancelled  
   119.    Cancellation of registration of written-off vehicles  

   PART 2.12--REVIEW AND APPEAL RIGHTS

   120.    Grounds for internal review  
   121.    When application for internal review must be made  
   122.    Who is to conduct internal review  
   123.    Decision about internal review  
   124.    Who may apply for review  
   125.    When application must be made  
   126.    Who must consider application for internal review  
   127.    Decision about internal review  
   128.    Application for external review  
   129.    Appeal to the Magistrates' Court  

   PART 3.1--EXEMPTIONS

   130.    Exemption for vehicles used for the purpose of obtaining registration  
   131.    Exemption for vehicles temporarily in Victoria  
   132.    Exemption of vehicle by Corporation  

   PART 3.2--SHORT TERM UNREGISTERED VEHICLE PERMITS

   133.    Application for permit  
   134.    Decision about issuing permit  
   135.    Authorisation given by permit  
   136.    Permit may be subject to conditions  
   137.    Variation, revocation or expiry of permit  

   PART 3.3--GENERAL IDENTIFICATION MARKS AND TRADE PLATES

   138.    Definitions  
   139.    Interpretation  
   140.    Application for identification mark and trade plates  
   141.    Assignment of general identification mark and supply of trade plates  
   142.    Annual fee for general identification mark and trade plates  
   144.    Persons who cease to be eligible persons  
   145.    Use of unregistered vehicles with trade plates  
   146.    Use of unregistered vehicle on highway without trade plate  
   147.    Use of unregistered vehicle with trade plates by manufacturer or dealer  
   148.    Use of unregistered vehicle with trade plates by prospective purchaser  
   149.    Use of unregistered vehicle with trade plates by fleet owner  
   150.    Use of unregistered vehicle with trade plates by certain eligible persons  
   151.    Unregistered vehicle with trade plates may be used to carry or tow another vehicle  

   PART 3.4--CLUB PERMITS

   152.    Definitions  
   153.    Club permit is a registration permit  
   154.    Approval of vehicle club  
   155.    Application for club permit  
   156.    Issue of club permit, club permit label and log book  
   157.    Log book obligations  
   157A.   Duration and conditions of club permit  
   157B.   Authorisation given by club permit  
   157C.   Renewal of club permit  
   157D.   Vehicle audits  
   157E.   Suspension or cancellation of club permits  
   157F.   Replacement log book  
   157G.   Club permit number plates  
   157H.   Disposal of vehicles operated under club permits  
   157I.   Notification regarding club membership  
   157J.   Transitional arrangements  

   PART 4.0--PRELIMINARY MATTERS

   157K.   Non-application to heavy vehicles  

   PART 4.1--GENERAL MASS LIMITS

   158.    Mass limits for vehicles  
   159.    Mass limits for tyres, wheels and axles  
   163.    Mass limit for trailers being towed by light motor vehicles  

   PART 4.2--GENERAL DIMENSION LIMITS

   164.    Maximum heights  
   165.    Maximum width for vehicles  
   166.    Maximum length for motor vehicles  
   167.    Maximum length for trailers  
   168.    Maximum length for combinations  
   169.    Rear overhang  
   170.    Trailer drawbar lengths  
   171.    Ground clearance  
   172.    Front and side projections  

   PART 4.3--OTHER REQUIREMENTS

   173.    Warning signals for certain rear projections  

   PART 4.4--OFFENCES AND EXEMPTIONS

   174.    Offence to use on a highway a vehicle that does not comply with a relevant dimension limit  
   175.    Offence to use on a highway a vehicle that does not comply with regulation 173  
   176.    Dimension limits do not apply to certain class O vehicles  

   PART 5.1--CLASS O VEHICLES

   177.    Class O vehicle  
   178.    Exemption from Schedule 7 by class O notice  
   179.    Contents of class O notices  
   180.    Exemption from Schedule 7 by class O permit  
   181.    Contents of class O permits  
   182.    Offence to fail to comply with a relevant requirement of Schedule 7  
   183.    Offences for failing to comply with certain pilot vehicle requirements  
   184.    Offences for failing to comply with number of pilot vehicles required  
   185.    Offences for failing to comply with pilot vehicle requirements contained in Part 5 of Schedule 7  
   186.    Failure of escort vehicle to comply with a relevant requirement set out in Schedule 7  

   PART 6.1--LICENSING OF TESTERS

   199.    Corporation may license persons and approve premises for examining and testing vehicles  
   200.    Application for licence or approval  
   201.    Corporation may issue licence  
   202.    Approval of additional or replacement premises  
   203.    Duration of tester's licence  
   204.    Tester's licence may be subject to conditions  
   205.    Tester's licence may be for more than one premises  
   206.    Renewal of licence  
   207.    Corporation to keep register of licensed testers  
   208.    Duplicate tester's licence  
   209.    Tester's licence not transferable  

   PART 6.2--SUPERVISION OF TESTERS

   210.    Failure to pay renewal fee  
   211.    Suspension and cancellation of tester's licence  
   212.    Failure to comply with notice  
   213.    Action on expiry, surrender, suspension or cancellation of tester's licence  

   PART 6.3--STANDARDS OF EQUIPMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONS EMPLOYED IN TESTING

   214.    Equipment to be used in examining and testing vehicles  
   215.    Qualifications of persons employed in testing  
   216.    Proof of qualifications  

   PART 6.4--DUTIES OF LICENSED TESTERS

   217.    Display of signs  
   218.    General duties of licensed tester  
   219.    Duty of licensed tester to keep records  
   220.    Corporation may give directions about examining and testing of vehicles  
   221.    First and second examination and test  
   222.    Completing test reports  
   223.    Certificates of roadworthiness  
   224.    Testers to operate at premises for which licensed  

   PART 6.5--ISSUE OF CERTIFICATES OF ROADWORTHINESS AND TEST REPORTS

   225.    Form of certificate of roadworthiness  
   226.    Form of test reports  
   227.    Issue of certificates of roadworthiness  
   228.    Supply of certificates of roadworthiness and test reports  
   229.    Cancellation of unused certificates  
   230.    Security of certificates and reports  
   231.    Certificate and test forms not transferable  
   232.    Power to impound false certificate of roadworthiness  
   233.    Offence to substitute equipment on tested vehicle  

   PART 6.6--RECORDS OF REPAIRS

   234.    Garages to keep record of repairs of vehicles  
   234A.   Non-application to heavy vehicles  
   235.    Type of vehicle defect notice  
   236.    What must be included in vehicle defect notice  
   237.    How vehicle defect notice to be given to driver or registered operator  
   238.    Driver of vehicle to give notice to registered operator  
   239.    What defective vehicle label must contain  
   240.    Use of vehicles in breach of notice conditions  
   241.    Recording of vehicle defect notices  
   242.    Clearance of vehicle defect notices  
   243.    Withdrawal of vehicle defect notice  
   244.    Offence for unauthorised removal or defacement of defective vehicle label  
   244A.   Non-application to heavy vehicles  
   245.    Altered number plates  
   245A.   Altered club permit labels  
   246.    Incorrect number plates  
   247.    Representations of number plates  
   248.    Load restraint requirement  
   249.    Towing offences  
   250.    Attachment of sidecar  
   251.    Noise  
   252.    Offence for travel by vehicle where a posted mass or dimension limit would be exceeded  
   253.    Offence for vehicle to travel where height restriction would be exceeded  
   254.    Warning signs and warning lights must not be displayed if not required  
   255.    Other lights to be in working order  
   256.    Signs to be kept clean and unobscured  
   257.    Use of modified vehicles  
   258.    Use of vehicles not complying with standards  
   259.    Other use of vehicle offences  
   260.    Keeping documents  
   261.    Definitions and application of this Chapter  
   262.    Declaration of hazardous areas  
   263.    Relevant vehicle not to be used in hazardous area without authority  
   264.    Requirements for authority  
   265.    Driver to carry hazardous area authority  
   266.    Relevant vehicle must be safe and roadworthy  
   267.    Requirements for relevant vehicles in hazardous areas  
   268.    Exemptions in emergencies  
   269.    Person may be found guilty of offence only once in respect of the same circumstances  
   270.    Ownership of registration number rights  
   271.    Previously registered vehicles  
   272.    Previously issued number plates  
   273.    Previously approved motor vehicle clubs  
   274.    Permits  
   275.    Notices  
   276.    Continuation of dealer certification scheme  
   277.    Savings provision—fees for certification of compliant system of electronic stability control  
   278.    Notices and permits following Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria)  
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