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No. 197. 28-Dec-2018
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ROAD TRAFFIC (VEHICLES) ACT 2012
ROAD TRAFFIC (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2014
Heavy Vehicle Agricultural Pilot Authorisation 2018

I, Richard Sellers, Commissioner of Main Roads, acting pursuant to regulation 454B (2) of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 hereby authorise that a person being a holder of a valid driver’s licence for that class of vehicle, may use a pilot vehicle for the purpose of facilitating the movement of an Oversize Agricultural Vehicle, subject to the conditions as specified in this authorisation.

1. Revocation of previous Authorisation

The Heavy Vehicle Agricultural Pilot Authorisation 2017 is revoked.

2. Citation

This authorisation is the Heavy Vehicle Agricultural Pilot Authorisation 2018.

3. Commencement

This authorisation takes effect on the day that it is published.

4. Interpretation

In this authorisation, unless the contrary intention appears—

Agricultural Pilot Operational Requirements means the document, as amended from time to time, entitled “Agricultural Pilot Operational Requirements” published on the Main Roads website.

Drivers Licence does not include a provisional licence.

Gate to Gate means the movement between two gates located on the same road where the distance between the two gates is no greater than 1 kilometre.

Licensed Heavy Vehicle Pilot means a holder of a heavy vehicle pilot licence issued under Part 13A of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014.

Local Government Road means a road that is under the responsibility of the local government of the district in which it is situated.

Oversize Agricultural Vehicle means a vehicle used for an agricultural application, including the movement of agricultural implements and machines by an agricultural vehicle dealer and earthmoving machinery used by an earthmoving contractor specifically engaged in agricultural applications.

Perth Metropolitan Region means the region described in Schedule 3 of the Planning and Development Act 2005.

State Road means a road that is under the responsibility of Main Roads.

5. Application

(1) This authorisation only applies to a person, who is—

(a) not a Licensed Heavy Vehicle Pilot; and

(b) driving a pilot vehicle for the purpose of facilitating the movement of an Oversize Agricultural Vehicle.

6. General Conditions

(1) A driver of a pilot vehicle must not accompany an Oversize Agricultural Vehicle unless—

(a) the Oversize Agricultural Vehicle does not exceed 7.5 metres in width and/or 40 metres in length;

(b) the Oversize Agricultural Vehicle is being moved for total distance no greater than 100 kilometres from the point of origin to the final destination, unless it is also accompanied by at least one Licensed Heavy Vehicle Pilot; and

(c) the driver and the pilot vehicle comply with the requirements specified in the Agricultural Pilot Operational Requirements.

7. Access Conditions

(1) The driver of a pilot vehicle must only accompany an Oversize Agricultural Vehicle while it is travelling on a Local Government road outside of the Perth Metropolitan Region.

(2) Despite subclause (1), the driver of a pilot vehicle may accompany an Oversize Agricultural Vehicle on a State Road provided—

(a) the State Road is outside the Perth Metropolitan Region; and

(b) the State Road is being used to access—

(i) the nearest appropriate Local Government Road; or

(ii) farm gates for the purpose of a gate to gate movement when both gates are located on the State Road; and

(c) when the distance travelled on the State Road is greater than 1 kilometre, the Oversize Agricultural Vehicle must also be accompanied by at least one Licensed Heavy Vehicle Pilot.

(3) A pilot vehicle is not required when travelling from gate to gate on the same Local Government Road, for a distance not exceeding 1 kilometre, subject to traffic management requirements defined in regulation 425(3)(b) of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014.

(4) The number of pilot vehicles required to facilitate the movement of an Oversize Agricultural Vehicle must be in accordance with the following tables—

Table 1: Pilot Vehicle Requirements—Day-time Travel

Overall Width of Vehicle or Combination

Overall Length of Vehicle or Combination

Pilot Vehicles Required

> 3.5m—≤ 4.5m

≤ 40m

1 x Pilot Vehicle

> 4.5m—≤ 5.5m

≤ 40m

2 x Pilot Vehicles

> 5.5m—≤ 7.5m

≤ 40m

3 x Pilot Vehicles

Table 2: Pilot Vehicle Requirements—Night-time Travel

Overall Width of Vehicle or Combination

Overall Length of Vehicle or Combination

Pilot Vehicles Required

> 3.1m—≤ 3.2m

> 22m—≤ 25m

1 x Pilot Vehicle

> 3.1m—≤ 3.2m

> 25m—≤ 30m

2 x Pilot Vehicles

> 3.2m

> 30m

No travel permitted at night

RICHARD SELLERS, Commissioner of Main Roads.


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