Developing a nationally consistent approach to on-road enforcement for automated vehicles

We're developing a nationally consistent approach to on-road enforcement for automated vehicles (AVs). Through this work, we’ll explore how state and territory law enforcement officers may interact with and respond to the road safety risks associated with AVs.

This project is a part of the work we're doing to create a national framework for AVs

Project background

In May 2021 ministers agreed that the NTC would work with state and territory governments to:

  • develop enforcement practices for AVs
  • establish data requirements and data access protocols for enforcement officers.

The NTC is focused on ensuring that enforcement officers can:

  • safely intervene and interact with AVs
  • identify an AV, its level of automation and who is in control 
  • access data to respond to road safety risks (such as for crash investigation and reporting)
  • share data with relevant parties, particularly the in-service regulator.

Discussion Paper

We have published a discussion paper that looks at the current powers of law enforcement officers in the context of AVs. The paper examines if enforcement officers have sufficient powers to interact with and respond to the road safety risks of AVs. We also consider options to address any identified gaps.

You can also view the project infographic or read the executive summary of the discussion paper.

We want to hear your views on the questions in the discussion paper, as well as any other views you have on the on-road enforcement of AVs.

How to participate

Any person or organisation with an interest in this work is invited to have a say. Here’s how: 

  • Attend an online information session. Find more information or register  to attend.

  • Read the Discussion Paper.

  • Upload your submission as a document or share your thoughts via the “Have your say” button below. You may respond to some or all of the questions outlined in the paper.

Have your say

Project documents

Timeline

September 2021
Analysing issues
November 2021
Drafting report
July 2022
Consulting on options
November 2022
Delivering recommendations to ministers

Contact us

Project manager Anna Beck
Contact email abeck@ntc.gov.au