Pursuant to Regulation 67 (8) of the Traffic Regulations 1976, I, John Andrew Justice, Acting Manager, Safer Vehicles Policy, Land Transport Safety Authority, hereby approve the fitting of 1 flashing or revolving amber beacon to the vehicles specified in Schedule 1 of this notice, subject to the conditions specified in Schedule 2.
For the purpose of this notice, a beacon is a warning lamp comprising 1 light source, emitting a flashing or revolving amber beam of light. A beacon may also comprise additional light sources for purposes other than emitting a flashing or revolving amber beam of light. Any such additional light sources are not covered by this approval and must therefore comply with all applicable requirements of the Traffic Regulations 1976 and the Transport (Vehicle Standards) Regulations 1990.
Refuse collection vehicles used for the express purpose of collecting waste or recyclable material from residential or commercial areas.
(i) The beacon must be fitted to the vehicle so as to ensure maximum visibility to other road users and must be clearly visible from the rear of the vehicle.
(ii) The beacon must be fitted so that the direction of the light emitted is approximately parallel to the ground.
(iii) The beacon must emit a consistent cycle of amber light with a frequency of 2 to 4 Hertz.
(iv) The beacon must have an incandescent light source and the maximum wattage of that light source must not exceed 70 Watts.
(v) The beacon may be operated only while the vehicle and the vehicle's operator are engaged in the collection of waste or recyclable material, and only for the purpose of indicating to other road users
the presence of a potential hazard relevant to the operation of the vehicle.
(vi) The beacon must be switched off as soon as the vehicle and the vehicle's operator have finished performing their duties of collecting waste or recyclable material, or as soon as the hazard for the operator or other road users is no longer present.
Signed at Wellington this 15th day of February 2002.
J. A. JUSTICE, Acting Manager, Safer Vehicles Policy, Land Transport Safety Authority.