Australian Design Rule ADR 38 - 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 trailer used in a B-double, or a road train. The performance of the service, secondary and parking brake systems of your trailers must comply with this standard. A semi-trailer is also required to have an anti-lock breaking system which complies with this standard.

This standard specifies requirements for braking under both normal and emergency conditions. 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 (Vehicle Standards) Rules 2002 (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:

131156

Fax:

08 92163899

Supporting information

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