Australian Design Rule Development Program and Public Comment

The development of the ADRs continues as part of a program which includes amendments to existing ADRs, introduction of new ADRs, as well as a full review of existing ADRs where possible every ten years.

A number of changes to ADRs will be considered in the future including those detailed in the Safe Vehicles section of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–20 and corresponding National Road Safety Action Plans.

Actions under the Strategy that have already been completed include antilock brake systems for motorcycles, protection of occupants in side impacts with narrow objects such as poles and trees, antilock or load proportioning brake systems for heavy vehicles, and electronic stability control for light commercial vehicles.

Public comment on draft ADR amendments, draft new ADRs and draft reviews of existing ADRs is an important part of the process.

There are no development program items open for public comment at this time.


Last Updated: 6 April, 2018