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Lane Keeping Systems for light vehicles

We’re seeking feedback on the use of Lane Keeping Systems (LKS) in light vehicles and the introduction of a new Australian Design Rule to prevent fatalities.

Why we want your input

Vehicle safety affects all Australians. This is your chance to have your say on a vehicle technology that help increase safety on our roads by reducing the number of road fatalities caused by unintentional lane departures.

How you can voice your opinion

Read the proposed Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) and ADR 107/00 for LKS and provide your submission by 27 February 2022, for detailed feedback please complete and attach the consultation feedback form below.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submission will be used to inform a future standard for LKS in light vehicles.

The Issue

A large proportion of fatalities in light vehicles are caused by unintentional lane departures with distraction and fatigue increasing the chance of run-off road and head-on crashes. Fifty-five percent of all fatalities on Australia's roads are caused by unintentional lane departures.

Lane Keeping System (LKS) technologies that warn the driver when the vehicle is leaving its lane and provide steering input to keep the vehicle in its lane are proven to be very effective at reducing run-off road and head-on crashes. Currently, the installation of these technologies is not regulated, with around 61% of new light vehicles being voluntarily equipped with LKS.

ADR 107/00 is a new regulation which is based on the EU regulation EU 2021/646 Emergency Lane Keeping Systems (ELKS). It requires the installation of LKS in light vehicles and sets performance requirements to maximise the safety benefits of this technology for drivers, passengers and other road users.

The Lane Keeping Systems for Light Vehicles Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) analyses this issue and shows that introduction of ADR 107/00 is estimated to result in 6,989 fewer road fatalities and provide a likely net benefit of $2.442 million to the Australian community.

We’re seeking feedback on the proposed RIS and regulation, including:

  • Support for the recommended option.
  • The assumptions used for the benefit-cost analysis, including data to support actual effectiveness of the technology, the costs or the assumed benefits.
  • The suitability of ADR 107/00 for adoption under the Australian Design Rules, including any comments on functional and/or performance requirements, test requirements or implementation, such as the applicable vehicle categories and timing.
  • Any other relevant views or information.

You can have your say by providing a submission, for detailed feedback please complete and attach the consultation feedback form below.

Relevant documentation

Lane Keeping Systems for light vehicles - Regulation Impact Statement

Australian Design Rule 107/00 – Lane Keeping Systems

Australian Design Rule 107/00 – Lane Keeping Systems (explanatory statement)

Lane Keeping Systems for light vehicles - Feedback Form

Participate

09 Dec 2021 11:46 AEDT
27 Feb 2022 17:00 AEDT
Open
days remaining 40 of 80

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

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The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the Department) is collecting personal information for the purposes of public consultation on the ‘Lane Keeping Systems for Light Vehicles - Regulation Impact Statement’, and on the ‘Australian Design Rule 107/00 – Lane Keeping Systems’, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

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