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Left Hand Drive Requirements
« on: November 29, 2017, 09:33:08 AM »
Hi Guys,
I have just finished converting my 69 to RHD and took the engineers certification to the RTA to have it listed on my rego. Apparently it was never listed as LHD when I first registered it so they took the report and amended the records so all sweet.
The intersting part is when we were discussing requirements she said I could now take the placard off the back of the car that says 'Left Hand Drive'. When I said I didnt know it was a requirement she showed me on her screen that it was.
I remember years ago seeing these placards on old LHD cars but did not know it was stil a requirement. I certainly have never seen a mustang with one recently.
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 10:07:36 AM »
In QLD you had to put Caution Left Hand Drive on the car . I never see that anymore on LHD cars . A strange thing tho ,a few years ago I went and got a day permit to drive a LHD and they told me I must display a caution left hand drive sign on the rear of the car . So of cause I did not do it  :lmao:

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 01:15:02 PM »
Says it's optional http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/roads/safety-rules/standards/vsi-40-left-hand-drive-vehicles.pdf

Hi Husky. I's very clear in that docuent that it's optional. This differs from what she showed me on the screen but happy that it's optional.
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 04:13:50 PM »
As with all these interactions with bureaucrats, best just to nod and agree with everything they say and then go do what you want...  :thumb:
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 09:00:24 PM »
Hey Mal glad to know you have it all sorted, I enjoyed your conversion thread on the 69 sites as well. :thumb:

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 09:19:43 PM »
What 69 site?
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 07:11:51 AM »
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 07:36:14 AM »
Amazing amount of work, great documentation and photos, Love your work! :thumb:

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 07:42:13 AM »
Amazing amount of work, great documentation and photos, Love your work! :thumb:
Thanks Dave.
I would like to have put it on this forum but I have difficulty with getting the photos below 250kb. No limit on the other site.
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 07:49:29 AM »
Great job Mal,i enjoyed reading  all the conversion

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 06:20:35 PM »
Thanks Dave.
I would like to have put it on this forum but I have difficulty with getting the photos below 250kb. No limit on the other site.

To post your photos just use http://imgur.com

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2017, 08:01:51 AM »
To post your photos just use http://imgur.com

Thanks John,
I just tried that link and it is blocked. I have a govenment computor and it is very limited in what I can access. Half of the photos on this site get blocked.
I suppose I could stop being a tight arse and get my own computer.  :grin:
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 08:42:35 AM »
Thanks John,
I just tried that link and it is blocked. I have a govenment computor and it is very limited in what I can access. Half of the photos on this site get blocked.
I suppose I could stop being a tight arese and get my own computer.  :grin:

No problem. Ah yes your own one would help... lol

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2017, 09:02:56 AM »
the placard off the back of the car that says 'Left Hand Drive'.

Can anyone explain why these were required; what was the thought process behind it?

How is the average (or below average) motorist at any disadvantage and needs to know to take precaution when approaching a LHD car from behind?

I was also told, by a schoolfriend at the time so I don't know how true it is, that they were temporary and the car had to be converted by the next pink rego inspection. It was more or less a legal way of getting around without having to drive unregistered with a TRAFFIC sign in your no. plate area.

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 10:59:28 AM »
I was also told, by a schoolfriend at the time so I don't know how true it is, that they were temporary and the car had to be converted by the next pink rego inspection.

I suspect your friend may be right - a hangover from earlier days where (at least in Vic) you had to convert all LHD passenger cars to RHD to register them and only special purpose vehicles were allowed to remain LHD. 

I remember all the LHD test vehicles brought out by the car companies used to have the placards on them that made them easier to spot.  Also our LHD garbage trucks used to have the placards on as well.  Even to this day I believe dual control vehicles still have a warning sign fitted to them.
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 11:07:27 AM »
Even to this day I believe dual control vehicles still have a warning sign fitted to them.

I have seen the dual control notices on council vehicles. I suspect that would be in case you see the passenger on the right jump out, the vehicle can still move forward if the driver is on the left.

I think I just answered my own question, lol.

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2017, 08:45:46 AM »
Job Well Done Mal.

You should be proud of your achievement.

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2017, 05:26:19 PM »
Job Well Done Mal.

You should be proud of your achievement.

Al

Thanks Al
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2018, 11:40:26 AM »
I believe its still on the books in vic but not enforced also i know older cars like 1956 fods can be  lhd on full reg
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2018, 11:58:54 AM »
Apparently it was never listed as LHD when I first registered it

Is this something that's listed by the RMS if the car wasn't converted to RHD?

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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2018, 12:51:29 PM »
I believe its still on the books in vic but not enforced also i know older cars like 1956 fods can be  lhd on full reg

No sign required in Victoria if the car is 30 years old for either full rego or club permit.

Anything newer you have to convert to RHD unless it gets a approval as a market or engineering evaluation vehicle or a special purpose dual control one, in which case a sign is required.

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/~/media/files/documents/safety-and-road-rules/vsi18_web.pdf%3Fla%3Den&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjjr8LLuOrYAhWJx7wKHRzqBe4QFggEMAA&client=internal-uds-cse&cx=017319052051093720763:y3i2op9jlvo&usg=AOvVaw2D0-1Ii3QtxLuvn7tmsHyh

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2018, 07:38:52 PM »
That's news to me....my Corvette is 29 years old, is on the permit scheme and definitely is LHD.

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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2018, 08:17:15 PM »
I believe its still on the books in vic but not enforced also i know older cars like 1956 fods can be  lhd on full reg

This was before the current 'imports manufactured before 1989' set of rules and definitely before the most recent club permit scheme.
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Re: Left Hand Drive Requirements
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2018, 07:07:57 AM »
Is this something that's listed by the RMS if the car wasn't converted to RHD?

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When I went to update the rego the lady showed me on the computer that there was nothing that identified it as LHD.
Apparently I need to take my engineering paperwork for future pink slips or they will question it at the inspection.
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