Empty bicycle carriers are no longer required to be removed from a vehicle

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allde
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Empty bicycle carriers are no longer required to be removed from a vehicle

Postby allde » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:11 pm

The rule that prohibited drivers from driving on a road with an empty bicycle carrier attached to the rear of their vehicle has been removed.

However, good practice is still to remove bike carriers to reduce the risk of injury to a passing pedestrian and also because racks can interfere with rear lights and sensors on vehicles. If your bicycle rack obscures your number plate you need to attach your number plate to the rack, or fit a bike rack number plate issued by VicRoads. Hand-drawn plates are not allowed. The number plate on the bicycle rack must be adequately illuminated at night.

There are other requirements relating to the use of bicycle racks that are outlined in VicRoads ‘Vehicle Standards Information VSI34’.

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stroppy
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Re: Empty bicycle carriers are no longer required to be removed from a vehicle

Postby stroppy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:46 am

allde wrote:The rule that prohibited drivers from driving on a road with an empty bicycle carrier attached to the rear of their vehicle has been removed.

However, good practice is still to remove bike carriers to reduce the risk of injury to a passing pedestrian and also because racks can interfere with rear lights and sensors on vehicles. If your bicycle rack obscures your number plate you need to attach your number plate to the rack, or fit a bike rack number plate issued by VicRoads. Hand-drawn plates are not allowed. The number plate on the bicycle rack must be adequately illuminated at night.

There are other requirements relating to the use of bicycle racks that are outlined in VicRoads ‘Vehicle Standards Information VSI34’.

https://www.racv.com.au/membership/memb ... ok#giveway


Thank God. My towbar-connected bicycle carrier was a bastard to get on and off. Glad they've changed this rule. As long as the bar still has the little rego plate showing then it's all good in my book.

Day
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Re: Empty bicycle carriers are no longer required to be removed from a vehicle

Postby Day » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:48 am

Until the next old lady dies and the coroner makesmthe same recommendation again.


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