HVNL review consultation regulation impact statement

The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) regulates the use of heavy vehicles on roads in a way that promotes public safety, industry productivity and efficiency and encourages efficient, innovative and safe business practices. Amongst other things, it focuses on ensuring that heavy vehicles and their drivers are safe and that they are operating on suitable routes to minimise public safety risks. In November 2018, Ministers asked the National Transport Commission (NTC) to lead the review of the HVNL and its supporting regulations. To date the NTC has been consulting with stakeholders to identify key issues and opportunities for improving the HVNL. The review has unpacked the HVNL and found that overall its scope in the broader regulatory context and its approach rightly balances road safety and productivity goals. As a result, the HVNL review has focused on identifying reforms that could improve the effectiveness of the HVNL. This Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) represents the next phase of the HVNL review. It is focussed on identifying the incremental costs and benefits of reform options identified by the NTC. It is qualitative, but in some areas the assessment strongly points to options that are likely to be of net benefit —suggesting they should be adopted. However, in other areas the results are less conclusive. The purpose of this Consultation RIS is to seek feedback and comment from stakeholders on the problems identified, the options considered and the preliminary assessment of these options.

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  • Accession Number: 01747581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2020 2:39PM