Representatives from the Australian Recreational Motorists Association and Superior Engineering have gone before Queensland Parliament. The inquiry into vehicle safety legalities was the perfect opportunity for the two industry giants to represent our interests.
Focusing mainly on remote access immobilisers for police pursuits the committee also opened the floor to other relevant topics. Public input on options to improve vehicle standards and safety in Queensland, specifically in regard to achieving parity amongst states in accepted vehicle modifications both pre and post registration.
A major point discussed was the differences in legalities between interstate vehicle modification laws. The committee heard examples put forward of interstate vehicles being legally deemed safe to travel on Queensland roads. Transferring the same vehicle to to QLD registration deemed it legally unfit.
Other topics tabled were the discrepancies in acceptable modifications between pre and post registration upgrades, testing methods, and transparency between governing bodies. While we’re not expecting to see sweeping legislation changes based off a half an hour hearing it’s great to see the government actively listening to lobbying parties from the 4×4 industry. No matter the outcome hopefully it can lead to clearer guidelines and acceptable practices with less red tape. Click below to see the full hearing.
Watch on Youtube HERE
See the full rundown on QLD’s Operation Lift HERE