NHVR bid to cut red tape on mi­nor de­fect no­tices

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The Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tor (NHVR) has in­tro­duced a new self-clear­ing de­fect no­tice for heavy ve­hi­cle de­fects that do not pose a safety risk. The new cat­e­gory of de­fect no­tice has been avail­able from July 1 as part of changes to the Heavy Ve­hi­cle Na­tional

Law (HVNL). “This cat­e­gory will al­low mi­nor non-safety re­lated de­fects to be rectied by the op­er­a­tor, in­clud­ing where a ve­hi­cle’s num­ber plate is ob­scured or il­leg­i­ble,” NHVR CEO Sal Petroc­citto says. “A self- clear­ing de­fect no­tice means the op­er­a­tor does not have to pre­sent the ve­hi­cle to an ap­proved per­son to clear the no­tice. I be­lieve this new de­fect no­tice will im­prove road­side com­pli­ance and re­duce the com­pli­ance bur­den for in­dus­try.”

Ex­am­ples of de­fects which may re­sult in the is­su­ing of a self- clear­ing de­fect no­tice in­clude a cracked light lens, ob­scured num­ber plate or a failed brake light where all oth­ers are work­ing.

Fail­ing to rec­tify the de­fects listed in a self- clear­ing de­fect no­tice within 28 days can re­sult in nes of up to $3000. Visit the NHVR web­site for fur­ther de­tails.

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