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Australian Design Rule 33/01 – Brake Systems for Motorcycles and Mopeds

Aust Gov
12th January 2018

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 18 November 2017, the Minister for Urban Infrastructure approved the Australian Design Rule 33/01 – Brake Systems for Motorcycles and Mopeds. Advanced braking systems (such as Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) and Combined Braking Systems (CBS) will be required to be fitted to new bikes from November 2019.

The option to mandate ABS/CBS is estimated to deliver net benefits of $1.62 billion over 35 years due mainly to the number of lives saved (587) and reduced road trauma.

While motorcycles represent only 1 per cent of registered Australian vehicle kilometres travelled, motorcyclists represent 18 per cent of road user fatalities and 28 per cent of people hospitalised for road trauma. Advanced braking systems could help in 93 per cent of crash situations with an estimated 36 per cent effectiveness in alleviating serious and fatal trauma crashes.

The cost of fitment is estimated below AU$ 250 per bike. With the high turnover of motorcycles in the current Australian fleet, the benefits of regulation will be realised rapidly by the uptake of new motorcycles fitted with advanced braking systems.

A details-stage Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. The RIS contains an adequate level of analysis and meets best practice regulation requirements.

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