The NHVR has opened consultation on a range of options for the review of the Low Speed Swept Path and Tail Swing standards in the Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme as part of Phase 2 of its PBS Standards Review Project.
The NHVR is seeking stakeholders’ views on three different approaches to revising these standards and asking them to indicate their preferred approach.
These options – and questions guiding stakeholders through the feedback process – are set out in the Options Paper – Review of Low Speed Swept Path and Tail Swing Standards in the Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme.
The NHVR says the review of these two standards is primarily driven by:
- the potential misalignment between the performance of PBS and prescriptive combinations for equivalent levels of network access
- ensuring the standards are future-proofed in the context of the potential amendment of the Australian Design Rules to increase vehicle width above the current 2.5 metre limit, as well as any changes influenced by international markets.