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Illuminating Your Stops: Brake Light Regulations for Motorcycles at Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics

At Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics, we prioritize your safety and visibility on the road. A functional and compliant brake light is crucial for effectively communicating braking maneuvers to drivers behind you, preventing rear-end collisions. Here's a breakdown of key Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) regulations ( regarding brake lights on motorcycles:

Brake Light Requirement:

  • Mandatory for Motorcycles After 1934: All motorcycles manufactured after 1934 must be equipped with a brake light.

Brake Light Visibility:

  • Minimum Visibility Distance: When activated, the brake light must emit a red light visible from at least 30 meters behind the motorcycle. This ensures ample warning for following vehicles.

ADR 19 Compliance for Newer Motorcycles:

  • Applicable Motorcycles: Motorcycles manufactured after October 1, 1990, must have brake lights that comply with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 19 regulations. ADR 19 outlines specific performance and safety standards for brake lights.

Brake Light Placement and Visibility (Pre-ADR 19 Motorcycles):

  • Single Brake Light Position: If your motorcycle has only one brake light (pre-ADR 19), it must be mounted centrally or slightly to the right of the motorcycle's rear for optimal visibility.
  • Height Restrictions: The center of the pre-ADR 19 brake light must be positioned within a specific height range:
    • Minimum: 350mm above ground level
    • Maximum: 1200mm above ground level

Brake Light Placement and Visibility (ADR 19 Compliant Motorcycles):

  • Height Allowance: ADR 19 compliant brake lights must be mounted with their center within the following height range:
    • Minimum: 250mm above ground level
    • Maximum: 1500mm above ground level
  • Wide Visibility Arc: The brake light must be visible from a broad arc extending 45 degrees upwards and 45 degrees to each side of the motorcycle. This ensures maximum visibility from various angles.

How Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics Can Help:

Our team of experienced mechanics can assist you with various aspects of your motorcycle's brake light:

  • Brake Light Inspection: During your motorcycle service, we will thoroughly inspect your brake light for functionality, proper placement, and compliance with regulations.
  • Brake Light Bulb Replacement: If your brake light bulb is burnt out, we can replace it with a high-quality bulb that meets the required specifications.
  • Brake Light Repair or Upgrade: In case of a malfunctioning brake light system, we can assess the possibility of repair or recommend upgrading to an ADR 19 compliant brake light system for enhanced visibility and safety.

Stop Safely, Be Seen Clearly:

At Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics, your safety is our top concern. A functioning and compliant brake light is essential for clear communication with other motorists on the road. Let our team help you ensure your motorcycle's brake light meets TMR regulations and keeps you visible during braking maneuvers.

Contact us today to schedule your motorcycle service or discuss your brake light!

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