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Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicle Brakes 2006

Published: | Category: Land transport rules , Heavy vehicle brakes | Audience: General

This rule sets out requirements to ensure that heavy vehicles and heavy-vehicle combinations (over 3500 kg GVM) can brake safely, with balanced brake performance, at any road-legal load condition.

About the rule

The rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below.

To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below.

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  • have no official status
  • are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text.

About the questions and answers

Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed. These versions of the questions and answers are not updated to take into account any later amendments to the rule and are retained for historic interest only.

Publication details

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  • Published: 01 March 2007
  • Reference: Rule 32015
  • Amendments: 32015/4 (latest amendment)
  • Also known as: Heavy Vehicles Brakes Rule

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