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This project aims to address the issues surrounding the safe and legal use of new and innovative personal-use and mobility devices

Barriers to the safe use of innovative vehicles and mobility devices

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Purpose

This project aims to address the issues surrounding the safe and legal use of new and innovative personal-use and mobility devices.

The current regulatory framework does not provide for the use of new and innovative personal-use devices that are readily available for sale today as they do not necessarily fit within existing vehicle classification.

This also affects individuals that require the use of mobility devices due technical restrictions set out in the Australian Road Rules.

Next steps

We will be releasing an issues paper for comment in November 2018 and hosting a stakeholder workshop during the consultation period.

After we have analysed the submissions received, we will be preparing a discussion paper for release in March 2019.

Background

In November 2017 the Transport and Infrastructure Council tasked the NTC with reviewing the rules for using motorised mobility devices and motorised wheelchairs (collectively known as motorised mobility devices), as well as other recreational and personal-use motorised devices. This review has recently commenced.

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Project Manager Anthony Pepi
Last Updated: 15/11/2018