Copy Tracking Code

Prime Mover Magazine

NTC seeks feedback on automated vehicles

The National Transport Commission (NTC) today released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) seeking feedback on the role and regulation of different parties in the safe operation of automated vehicles on Australian roads.

The RIS considers the role of manufacturers, repairers, registered owners and others, in supporting the safety of automated vehicles on Australian roads. It also considers the legal arrangements needed to support their safe operation.

NTC CEO, Gillian Miles, said the NTC wants to hear from interested parties, particularly those in manufacturing, repairs and road safety groups.

“It is important to be proactive in developing nationally-consistent laws and regulations for the safe commercial deployment of automated vehicles into Australia,” said Miles. “We are considering the range of people who have a role in safety to ensure that automated vehicles are sufficiently regulated to be safe on our roads.”

This reform follows earlier NTC work on regulation for automated vehicles entering the Australian market. In November 2018 Australia’s transport ministers agreed that anyone seeking to bring these vehicles to market must self-certify against safety criteria. Ministers also agreed that Australia would develop a new purpose-built national law to regulate the on-road operation of automated vehicles. This consultation is the first step in delivering this.

The NTC is seeking feedback on its consultation regulation impact statement by 26 August 2019.

The NTC will analyse feedback and formulate recommendations to present to ministers in May 2020.

Featured Article

  • Char-Lee Haulage: A family unit

    Char-Lee Haulage: A family unit

    After more than two decades as a driver in interstate line haul, it was Kerry Wilkins’ son that nudged him into creating his own business, Char-Lee Haulage. today, family is the core of the Queensland-based company.

    Read Story

  • advertisement
  • Click here to join the CRT network today
  • Keep up to date on the latest news and developments in the commercial road transport industry. Sign up to CRT News today to receive a FREE weekly E-newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.

  • advertisement

© Copyright 2019 Prime Creative Media. All rights reserved.

Find us on Google+