The objectives of these Regulations are—
(a) to establish a registration and permit system for motor vehicles and trailers used on highways that—
Reg. 1(a)(i) amended by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 4(1).
(i) ensures that motor vehicles and trailers are appropriately registered having regard to whether they meet standards for registration; and
(ii) records the identification details of registered vehicles and trailers and the names and addresses of the persons responsible for them; and
(iii) provides for the collection of associated fees; and
(b) to ensure that when motor vehicles and trailers are used on highways they are safe for use and are used in a safe way; and
Reg. 1(c) amended by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 4(2).
(c) to provide the general mass and dimension limits and other requirements for light motor vehicles and trailers; and
Reg. 1(d) amended by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 4(3).
(d) to provide for uniform conditions under which light motor vehicles and trailers may safely exceed general mass and dimension limits; and
(e) to improve road safety; and
(f) to minimise the wear and damage caused by vehicles to roads and road infrastructure.