ROAD TRAFFIC (VEHICLES) ACT 2012
ROAD TRAFFIC (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2014
Heavy Vehicle Agricultural Pilot Authorisation 2017
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.
This authorisation is the Heavy Vehicle Agricultural Pilot Authorisation 2017.
This authorisation takes effect on the day that it is published.
In this authorisation--
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.
Drivers Licence does not include a provisional licence;
Local Government road means a road that is under the responsibility of the local government of the district in which it is situated;
State road means a road that is under the responsibility of Main Roads.
This authorisation only applies to a person, who does not hold a Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence, driving a pilot vehicle for the purpose of facilitating the movement of an oversize agricultural vehicle.
(a) A driver of a pilot vehicle should only accompany an oversize agricultural vehicle on a local government road. A State road may be driven on, only for the shortest distance necessary to access the nearest appropriate local government road.
(b) A driver of a pilot vehicle must ensure that for any single movement of an oversize agricultural vehicle that the total distance travelled from the point of origin until the destination is no greater than 100 kilometres.
(c) A driver of a pilot vehicle must comply with the requirements specified in the Oversize Vehicle and Pilot Vehicle Requirements document, available under the Heavy Vehicles section of the Main Roads website.
(d) A driver of a pilot vehicle must not accompany an agricultural vehicle exceeding 6 metres in width and/or 40 metres in length.
(e) The number of pilot vehicles required to facilitate the movement of an oversize agricultural vehicle must be in accordance with the following tables.
RICHARD SELLERS, Commissioner of Main Roads.
Government of Western Australia
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