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Land Transport Rule: Head Restraints 2001

Published: | Category: Head restraints , Land transport rules | Audience: General

The rule requires that, if head restraints are fitted to motor vehicles, they must be designed and maintained to protect the head and neck of occupants from whiplash injury in a crash.

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.

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Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 01 April 2002
  • Reference: Rule 32010/1
  • Also known as: Head Restraints Rule

Printed copies are available from Blue Star. 

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Consolidated rule

We are in the process of reprinting the consolidations of all Land Transport Rules and will have a new consolidation available as soon as possible. In the meantime, please use the principal Rule and amendment Rules set out below.

  1. Incorporated by reference

Principal rule

  1. Head Restraints 2001

  2. Head Restraints 2001 — 27 pages, 282 KB