New Australian Design Rule—Antilock

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs recently announcement the
new Australian Design Rule (ADR) requiring the installation of Antilock Braking Systems on new heavy vehicle trailers that will come into effect from 1 July 2014.

The new ADR will be complemented by a commensurate change to the safety standards for new heavy trucks and buses also effective from 1 July 2014. It is anticipated that the new ADR will save over 50 lives on Australian Roads and Highways over the next 30 years.

This resulted from Phase 1 of the National Heavy Vehicle Braking Strategy and in the future will look towards even more advanced braking technology.