SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE HIRE AND DRIVE OMNIBUS

The report is issued as the twenty first progress report of the committee. In recent years there has been a considerable increase in demand for hire and drive buses. The committee's inquiry has considered the road safety risk arising from the lack of safety requirements for the hire and drive omnibus industry. The committee recommends that: (a) all hire and drive vehicles with a seating capacity of eight and over be required to undergo a compulsory safety inspection at least once a year; (b) all vehicles registered under the Transport Regulation Act 1958 as a "private omnibus" and with a seating capacity of eight and over should be subject to a vehicle safety inspection at least annually; (c) the driver of any hire and drive vehicle with a passenger seating capacity in excess of twenty-two must be licensed by the Transport Regulation Board; (d) drivers of all hire and drive vehicles with a seating capacity of eight and over must hold a licence endorsed for driving in hazardous conditions as defined by the Transport Regulation Board; (e) legislation be introduced to ensure that the passenger carrying capacity of all hire and drive and "private omnibus" vehicles is based on the manufactuer's original specifications; and (f) jump seats must not be fitted to hire and drive omnibuses. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Victoria Parliament

    Social Development Committee, 80 Collins Street
    Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00345243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 5/1980 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM