Non-compliance examples

The following non-compliance examples show various unsafe practices of non-compliant vehicles.

193174-0604-01.JPGThis vehicle demonstrates excess rear-projection, and poses a major hazard to other vehicles behind it.

 

Load Restraint 003.JPGThis vehicle demonstrates poor load restraint practices and poses a major hazard to other traffic should one of the hay bales fall. Lack of suitable load restraints is one of the most common non-compliance issues faced by transport inspectors.   

 

191689-0304-04.JPGThis vehicle demonstrates more poor load restraint practices. Items like these concrete pavers are dangerous to other road users if they fall off the vehicle. 

 

192597-0604-02.JPGThis light truck is over-loaded and the load of sand not restrained properly. The load of sand should be reduced to ensure the truck is within regulation mass limits and then covered so that the sand won't pose a hazard to other road users.   

 

Picture 1 - Example of non-compliance for the MRWA website.JPGThis trailer has been loaded with wooden planks that are well in excess of the allowed overhang requirements in the Vehicle Standard Regulations. The allowed overhang is 3.7 m or 60% of the wheelbase, whichever is lesser. Overhang is measured from the centre of the rear axle group to the end of the load, not from the end of the tray.
 
Picture 2 - Example of non-compliance for the MRWA website.JPGThis light truck demonstrates poor load restraint. The load of sand should be covered by a tarpaulin and wet down to avoid sand flying into oncoming and following traffic.
 
Picture 3 - Example of non-compliance for the MRWA website.JPGThis utility is in breach of the rear projection requirements. Light vehicles are only allowed 1.2 m rear and front projection.

 

Picture 4 - Example of non-compliance for the MRWA website.JPGThis traytop has no load security at all. These two pallets should be tied down individually to avoid the load coming loose during transit.

 

Picture 5 - Example of non-compliance for the MRWA website.JPGThis vehicle is overloaded and demonstrates incorrect load restraint. Remember to always check you're allowed aggregate weight before loading the vehicle and cover or wet down such loads.

 

Picture 6 - Example of non-compliance for the MRWA website.JPG

This vehicle has no load restraint. These pallets are likely to fall off during transit and be a safety hazard for other roads users. Each row should be strapped down to the tray.

 

 

Picture 7 - Example of non-compliance for the MRWA website.JPGThis light trailer is overloaded and again demonstrates poor load restraint. The number of limestone blocks carried should be reduced and then strapped down to comply with the Vehicle Standard Regulations.

 

 

 

Modified: 15 Nov 2016