Road test criteria

On the Road: Assessing Overall Vehicle Performance

The road test is a crucial element of the roadworthy inspection. During this test, Ausmec examiners evaluate the vehicle's performance with a focus on three key safety aspects:

  1. Operator Safety: The examiner assesses the vehicle's handling, braking, and overall responsiveness to ensure the driver or rider can maintain control during maneuvering and emergency situations.
  2. Public Safety for Occupants: The road test verifies the vehicle operates safely for other road users. This includes proper braking effectiveness, minimal noise pollution, and no emission issues that could create hazards.
  3. Environmental Impact: The examiner checks for excessive smoke or fumes emitted during operation, ensuring the vehicle meets environmental regulations.

By conducting a comprehensive road test, Ausmec examiners guarantee the vehicle operates safely for all involved while minimizing its environmental impact.

Roadworthy standards on pages 44 and 45 of the Queensland Light Vehicle Inspection Manual

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