Australian Design Rule ADR 35 - Commercial Vehicle Brake Systems - Western Australia

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture, supply or operate a prime mover used in a B-double or a road train. The performance of the service, secondary and parking brake systems of your prime mover must comply with this standard.

This standard specifies braking requirements on commercial motor vehicles and large passenger vehicles to ensure safe braking under normal and emergency conditions. All prime movers used in a B-double or Road Train over 19 metres in length must comply with either version 2 or 3 of these design rules. All prime movers built after 1989, or which pull a tanker carrying dangerous goods must have an anti-lock braking system that complies with the third edition of these design rules. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Transport
Transport Services
Driver and Vehicle Services

Act(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Vehicle Safety and Standards Section
Department of Transport
Transport Services
Driver and Vehicle Services

Operating address:
21 Murray Road South
Welshpool
Western Australia 6106

Phone:

13 11 56

Fax:

08 9216 3899

Supporting information

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