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Postby PAV_Shaun » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:09 am

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby Boki » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:32 am

I don't see the problem why not. You should be able to. But there is only one way to find out - put it on and see if anyone gives you crap.

"Code Red" sounds better "Code One".

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby Hardy » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:35 am

I think you are supposed to have authorisation from vicroads to put a light bar on.
Hard to imagine getting into too much trouble though if you have them on without authority. You risk a small fine, maybe it's an unroadworthy matter? Just make sure you don't drive with them going. That is illegal.

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby BN2 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:16 am

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I think thats the same thing.

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby Hardy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:08 am

See RS(D)R
118
Other lights and reflectors
(1) In this clause— exempt vehicle means—
(a) a police vehicle; or
(b) an emergency vehicle; or
(c) a transport enforcement vehicle; or
(d) an Australian Protective Service vehicle; or
(e) an Australian Customs Service vehicle; or
(f) an Airservices Australia vehicle;
special use vehicle means—
- (a) a vehicle built or fitted for use in hazardous situations on a road; or
- (b) a bus fitted, before July 1999, with a sign telling road users that the bus carries children.

(2) A vehicle must not be fitted with a light or reflector not mentioned in the Vehicle Standards without the written approval of the Corporation.
(3) Subject to subclause (4), a vehicle must not be fitted with—
(a) a light that flashes;
(b) a light or reflector that—
- (i) shows a red light to the front; or
- (ii) shows a white light to the rear; or
- (iii) is shaped or located in a way that reduces the effectiveness of a light or reflector that is required to be fitted to the vehicle under the Vehicle Standards.
(4) Despite subclause (3) and any requirement of a third edition ADR, an exempt vehicle may be fitted with any light or reflector, and a special use vehicle may be fitted with one or more flashing yellow lights.

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby PAV_Shaun » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:14 pm

thank you so much for the information.

Approval is needed from vicroads. Letter sent.
Cheers Shaun

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby rustyone » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:54 pm

wait a minute you mean very time i drive off the construction site (where by law i must have them) i'm to climb up on top of the truck and take the two yellow lights off?

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby Day » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:55 pm

rustyone wrote:wait a minute you mean very time i drive off the construction site (where by law i must have them) i'm to climb up on top of the truck and take the two yellow lights off?


No. Just switch them off.

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby Hardy » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:45 am

No, just ignore this law like everyone else does, and take any fine you get to court and do a plea in mitigation - and take a Today Tonight crew with you!

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby PAV_Shaun » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:33 pm

thanks everyone :)

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Re: Animal Ambulance needs help

Postby bluesky » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:48 pm

The legislation appears to contain a somewhat circular argument that would provide a defense; viz a special use vehicle being "a vehicle built or fitted for use in hazardous situations on a road". By fitting your vehicle with yellow lights it would therefore be a vehicle fitted for use in hazardous situations, which would make it a special use vehicle, which would make the yellow lights not unlawful.

Go ahead and use them. And I can find no prohibition on using them while in motion.


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