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18 April—Car Mod Monday

 CarModMonday(04/18/2016) 
4:43
TMR_Kathleen: 
Welcome to CarMod Monday! We’ll be here from 6:30 tonight to answer your questions but if you can’t wait that long, please feel free to ask your question now and we’ll get to it once things start rolling.

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Monday April 18, 2016 4:43 TMR_Kathleen
6:31
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
Fluro lights . Shining up the bottom when u drive
Monday April 18, 2016 6:31 Steve
 
TMR_Tammy: 
All lighting needs to be adr compliant and marked with adr symbol or an E in a circle for the European standards
  TMR_Tammy
6:31
[Comment From BenBen: ] 
Are tow balls illegal now
Monday April 18, 2016 6:31 Ben
 
TMR_Kelly: 
No, however if they are not being used, they should be removed if they project outside of the body line of the vehicle.
  TMR_Kelly
6:32
[Comment From JeremyJeremy: ] 
I heard you can't have fishing rod holders on all the time
Monday April 18, 2016 6:32 Jeremy
 
TMR_Kelly: 
That is correct. They should be either removed or folded back behind the bullbar if you are not carrying rods.
  TMR_Kelly
6:33
[Comment From TraceysfavouritehoonTraceysfavouritehoon: ] 
In the AIS information sheet no. 21 it states I may have underbody lights as long as they follow the guidelines is this still current?
Monday April 18, 2016 6:33 Traceysfavouritehoon
 
TMR_Tammy: 
AIS 21 has been repealed and the use of underbody lighting cannot be done on a roadway as it is distracting to other drivers
  TMR_Tammy
6:33
[Comment From RowanRowan: ] 
I'd like to know the legality of transporting a motorcycle in the back of a styleside ute. With the tail gate lowered (extending the tray length), I'm concerned about the location of the number plate and the taillights now being not at the absolute rear of the vehicle. Non of the motorcycle protrudes past the rear (normally the top) of the tailgate however.
Monday April 18, 2016 6:33 Rowan
 
TMR_Kelly: 
If you are carrying any load, you cannot obstruct any lights or the number plate. You can fit additional lights or use a trailer light board if neccessary.
  TMR_Kelly
6:35
[Comment From RowanRowan: ] 
I'm seeking information about the legal mounting location of rear inductors on a motorcycle. In particular how far forward of the rear of the motorcycle they can be mounted. Please refer to the example provided (orange indicator just above the end of the exhaust pipe and the top of the shock-absorber.
Monday April 18, 2016 6:35 Rowan
 
TMR_Adam: 
We will look into the specs and get you the exact dimension you need to meet from the rear of the motorcycle. We will reply during business hours tomorrow.
  TMR_Adam
TMR_Adam: 
Hi Rowan, The minimum distance is 300mm from the rear of the vehicle
  TMR_Adam
6:37
[Comment From BrettBrett: ] 
Why doesn't qld bring in compulsory rwc every 5 years.. you should see the dangerous cars out west. Some people have owned cars 30 years and has had only one rwc
Monday April 18, 2016 6:37 Brett
 
TMR_Kathleen: 
We're reviewed the analysis from all jurisdictions and the evidence does not support the belief that annual inspections are better than the random inspection process we have in Queensland. Bearing in mind, inspections are compulsory for buses, taxis and heavy vehicles all of which have extremely high usage rates on the road network.
  TMR_Kathleen
6:39
[Comment From BrettBrett: ] 
I've rarely seen inspections out western qld
Monday April 18, 2016 6:39 Brett
 
TMR_Kathleen: 
Inspectors presence is quite heavy in rural Queensland where there is a strong presence of heavy vehicles
  TMR_Kathleen
6:43
[Comment From BecBec: ] 
Are spacers on tyres legal?
Monday April 18, 2016 6:43 Bec
 
TMR_Kelly: 
They are not legal on wheels.
  TMR_Kelly
6:44
[Comment From TraceysfavouritehoonTraceysfavouritehoon: ] 
I have underbody lights and shown ais 21 to police, where can I find the new guidelines so I can follow the new regulations and where is it states they are illegal to use on the road?
Monday April 18, 2016 6:44 Traceysfavouritehoon
 
TMR_Tammy: 
AIS 21 never allowed the lighting to be under the vehicle which would distract another driver whilst on a road related area.
  TMR_Tammy
6:45
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
I have blue LEDs in my dash, they aren't visible from outside the car, is this still legal?
Monday April 18, 2016 6:45 Steve
 
TMR_Tammy: 
As long as they cannot be seen by another driver.
  TMR_Tammy
6:45
[Comment From CraigCraig: ] 
I have a lowered vehicle. I am of the understanding that 100mm is the minimum clearance. If I have an exhaust that is above 100mm but a join in the exhaust (a flange) is lower, Is my car roadworthy?
Monday April 18, 2016 6:45 Craig
 
TMR_Adam: 
The minimum clearance is 100mm so the flange would need to be readjusted to meet the limit.
  TMR_Adam
6:46
[Comment From TraceysfavouritehoonTraceysfavouritehoon: ] 
Not a question but I think you should read ais as it refers to underbody lights as alternative lighting must not be red yellow blue or white change colour flashs or dazzle another driver
Monday April 18, 2016 6:46 Traceysfavouritehoon
 
TMR_Tammy: 
any lighting that can be seen can be deemed as dazzling.
  TMR_Tammy
6:49
[Comment From orchidorchid: ] 
What lighting is allowed to be fixed to the underside of fairings on a motorcycle.
Monday April 18, 2016 6:49 orchid
 
TMR_Tammy: 
Any lighting that can be seen by another driver is not permitted.
  TMR_Tammy
6:51
[Comment From TraceysfavouritehoonTraceysfavouritehoon: ] 
You guys need to read before you comment already seen three other misinformed pieces
Monday April 18, 2016 6:51 Traceysfavouritehoon
 
TMR_Kathleen: 
Is there anything specific you're concerned about?
  TMR_Kathleen
6:53
[Comment From biffobiffo: ] 
r u allowed nitros
Monday April 18, 2016 6:53 biffo
 
TMR_Adam: 
You are not allowed Nitrous storage tanks or associated components for roadgoing vehicles.
  TMR_Adam
6:53
[Comment From MickMick: ] 
What modifications are deemed necessary to
Monday April 18, 2016 6:53 Mick
 
TMR_Kathleen: 
hit send a bit too early Mick?
  TMR_Kathleen
6:53
[Comment From trevor23trevor23: ] 
is it legal to fit a carbon fibre bonnet ?
Monday April 18, 2016 6:53 trevor23
 
TMR_Tammy: 
any carbon fibre bonet must be approved to the british fibreglass standards covers fibreglass and carbon fibre and you need an approval to this standard. eg certificate
  TMR_Tammy
6:54
[Comment From MuphMuph: ] 
What is the highest limit a 4x4 be increased by and are portals legal or illegal?
Monday April 18, 2016 6:54 Muph
 
TMR_Kelly: 
Portals are not approved in Queensland. You can raise the suspension by up to 50mm, increase the tyre diameter by up to 50mm for a maximum total lift of 75mm.
  TMR_Kelly
6:55
[Comment From MickMick: ] 
Are mods like exhaust and intakes required to be inspected and approved?
Monday April 18, 2016 6:55 Mick
 
TMR_Tammy: 
You can have them cetificied under LT4 noise testing but if it is a direct replacement system and coplies to noise standards it is self certification
  TMR_Tammy
6:57
[Comment From RemyRemy: ] 
Hi. What's the maximum height you can lift a 4wd without having to consult an engineer? Is it 50mm? Thanks!
Monday April 18, 2016 6:57 Remy
 
TMR_Adam: 
You are allowed 50mm from suspension and 50mm overall diameter from tyres. This will equate to a 75mm lift without certification.
  TMR_Adam
6:59
[Comment From MickMick: ] 
What are the rules regarding difference in wheel sizes? Eg can I have wider tyres and/or wheels on the rear than the front, and how much larger in diameter are you allowed to go?
Monday April 18, 2016 6:59 Mick
 
TMR_Tammy: 
as long as you don't go smaller than the original tyre you can go up to 1.3 times in the width and the same size tyres on the axele group and all tyres and rims are within the guards. The difference cannot be more than 70%
  TMR_Tammy
7:00
[Comment From GroobGroob: ] 
Can I fit a light bar on
Monday April 18, 2016 7:00 Groob
 
TMR_Kelly: 
You can fit a light bar on the front half of the vehicle facing forward. No light should reflect back towards the driver. And the lamp should not obstruct the driver's vision.
  TMR_Kelly
7:01
[Comment From MickMick: ] 
Thanks guys!
Monday April 18, 2016 7:01 Mick
 
TMR_Tammy: 
Happy to help
  TMR_Tammy
7:05
[Comment From MickMick: ] 
One more sorry, where do I find the rules regarding all this information, is there a publication online?
Monday April 18, 2016 7:05 Mick
 
TMR_Kelly: 
All the information you are looking for is available at the TMR website (www.tmr.qld.gov.au), search for Minor Mods Brochure.
  TMR_Kelly
TMR_Kelly: 
More specifically here is the page Mick: http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/S...
  TMR_Kelly
7:08
[Comment From GroobGroob: ] 
Can I have eyelids on my car lights?
Monday April 18, 2016 7:08 Groob
 
TMR_Adam: 
As long as it doesn't interfere with the beam pattern and light emittance of the headlight, and are made of a soft material that would not cause injury in the event of pedestrian impact then you can have them.
  TMR_Adam
7:16
[Comment From nickmcgeoonickmcgeoo: ] 
I see cars with blacked out headlights and taillights where can i report these? as i find them very hazardous at night
Monday April 18, 2016 7:16 nickmcgeoo
 
TMR_Tammy: 
your headlights must continue to meet the standards that the vehicle was relaseed to market with and by applying any form of blockout you must show compliance to the ADR
  TMR_Tammy
7:16
[Comment From brucebruce: ] 
what are the standards for motorcycle exhaust and is there any testing to show compliance?
Monday April 18, 2016 7:16 bruce
 
TMR_Kelly: 
Yes.There are standards that vary depending on the age of the vehicle. There is a national code of practice for noise testing of motor vehicles. The code of practice is available from the Department of Infrastructure and Transport website.
  TMR_Kelly
7:17
[Comment From nickmcgeoonickmcgeoo: ] 
Also what are the laws on communication devices and recording cameras on motorbike helmets?
Monday April 18, 2016 7:17 nickmcgeoo
 
TMR_Adam: 
This resides under another department. Can you send a private message to our Facebook site then we can find you the correct answer?
  TMR_Adam
7:19
[Comment From brucebruce: ] 
how many uhf arials can I have on my car/
Monday April 18, 2016 7:19 bruce
 
TMR_Tammy: 
you are allowed 1uhf aerial on the left hand side no more than 75mm in diamater on the front of your vehicle.
  TMR_Tammy
7:26
[Comment From brucebruce: ] 
are ladder racks legal and do I need to take it off when i'm done?
Monday April 18, 2016 7:26 bruce
 
TMR_Adam: 
You are allowed to use ladder racks to transport long items. As with all protrusions they should be removed when not in use.
  TMR_Adam
7:27
[Comment From roadtrippin90roadtrippin90: ] 
do i need approval to put roof racks on my kombi?
Monday April 18, 2016 7:27 roadtrippin90
 
TMR_Tammy: 
there is no approval required for roofracks
  TMR_Tammy
 
 

7 April—Road Rules

  Road Rules AMA (04/07/2016) 
4:35
TMR_Brooke: 
Welcome to the Road Rules AMA! We’ll be here from 6:30 tonight to answer your questions but if you can’t wait that long, please feel free to ask your question now and we’ll get to it once things start rolling.

To ask a question, either sign in through Facebook or if you’d prefer to stay anonymous, create a username in the window above. Please stay on topic – questions that aren’t specifically related to road rules won’t be answered.

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Thursday April 7, 2016 4:35 TMR_Brooke
6:30
[Comment From BenBen: ] 
Here's a question: do you have to give way to a bus at all times Or just while pulling out of a busway/bus stop? IE if there are 2 buses and one pulls into a bus pick up zone and leaves its rear on the road and the other bus rapidly changes lanes so it doesn't have to stop and you crash into the bus that just changed lanes?
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:30 Ben
 
TMR_Karen: 
You must give way to a bus when driving in a built-up area, the speed limit is 70km/h or less and the bus is moving into your path from a bus stop or the side of the road. When changing lanes the car or bus making the lane change must give way to any vehicle that is in the lane that they are moving into.
  TMR_Karen
6:30
[Comment From JakeJake: ] 
can cyclists ride on chevrons on side of road
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:30 Jake
 
TMR_Martin: 
If you mean the chevrons on a painted island, bicycles/motor vehicles may travel over them for up to 50m, as long as there is only a single line around the island. Bicycles/motor vehicles may also travel over any painted island to avoid an obstruction.
  TMR_Martin
6:30
[Comment From KellyKelly: ] 
Who gives way when both cars are turning right & have stop signs?
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:30 Kelly
 
TMR_Karen: 
Both cars are required to stop and give way to all other traffic. The stop signs effectively cancel each other out. So the driver with a car on their right must give way to the driver that doesn't have a car on their right.
  TMR_Karen
6:31
[Comment From BrianBrian: ] 
How about dual carriage roundabouts - where's the rules then - so often I'm on the outside lane and not exiting and ppl on the inside lane want to cut in front of me to exit -I slam the breaks on to avoid an accident - am I in the wrong or are they ? # confused
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:31 Brian
 
TMR_Nick: 
Make sure you give way to any traffic already on the roundabout. If there are painted arrows on entry to the roundabout you must follow the directions of the arrows. If not, you can only turn left or continue straight through a roundabout from the left hand lane. To turn right you need to be in the right hand lane. Don't forget to indicate left as you exit.
  TMR_Nick
6:35
[Comment From BaldyBaldy: ] 
wheres the ruling code for the trucks to be able to use the whole roundabout 50meters before and 30 meters after can you confirm and make this knowin thanks
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:35 Baldy
 
TMR_Trudy: 
The rules about how trucks may use roundabouts is outlined in section 111 of the Queensland Road Rules. Trucks that are 7.5m or longer, with a 'do not overtake turning vehicle sign', may enter the roundabout using part of the adjacent lane if they are within 50m of the roundabout.
  TMR_Trudy
6:37
[Comment From RupingleRupingle: ] 
If you are a cyclist riding down a road with a zebra crossing, provided you give way to pedestrians, can you travel along it to get to the footpath?
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:37 Rupingle
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes
  TMR_Martin
6:38
[Comment From RupingleRupingle: ] 
Hi, what is the BAC for a person supervising a learner?
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:38 Rupingle
 
TMR_Karen: 
If the person is supervising a learner in a car or on a motorbike the supervisor must be under 0.05 BAC
  TMR_Karen
6:46
[Comment From ProductivityProductivity: ] 
Why is there not more effort to educate and enforce better use of lanes (moving left after overtaking).
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:46 Productivity
 
TMR_Karen: 
The Department of Transport and Main Roads regularly uses variable message signs to promote road safety. Out of the 50 road safety messages available for use, the ‘Keep Left Unless Overtaking’ and ‘Keep Left Unless Overtaking | Share The Road’ messages are in regular use across the state. The Queensland Police Service are responsible for enforcing the road rules. You can report any road rule breaches that you see to the PoliceLink hotline on 131 444 or at website www.policelink.qld.gov.au.

  TMR_Karen
6:48
[Comment From CookieCookie: ] 
At what point in an overtkaing lane does my legal requirement to keep left end. the lane ends 500m sign, the lane ends merge right sign, the form 1 lanes sign or some other point?
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:48 Cookie
 
TMR_Nick: 
You can merge back into the right hand lane after the first sign directing you to merge. Make sure you leave yourself enough time before the lane ends and check your mirrors for overtaking cars.
  TMR_Nick
6:49
[Comment From AnonAnon: ] 
What's the rule for indicators on a motorcycle eg distance apart, height from group?? Thanks in advance
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:49 Anon
 
TMR_Martin: 
This isn't a road rules question, but motor cycles must comply with the ADR applicable at the time of manufacture. Pease send a private message at https://www.facebook.com/TM... if you need more information.
  TMR_Martin
6:51
[Comment From AndrewAndrew: ] 
Are you aloud to change lanes on a roundabout providing you give way to all other vehicles? Of course I'm talking about a big roundabout.
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:51 Andrew
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes, you are allowed to change lanes on a roundabout, providing you give way to any vehicle in the lane you wish to move to.
  TMR_Martin
6:58
[Comment From Nick the BullNick the Bull: ] 
can motorcycles lane split when traffic is moving? Is so is there a speed of traffic where splitting is not permitted?
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:58 Nick the Bull
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes, motorcyclists are permitted to lane filter, but only at a speed of no more than 30 km/h. If the traffic is moving at a higher speed, it would be considered unsafe for the motorcyclist and therefore illegal.
  TMR_Martin
6:59
[Comment From CookieCookie: ] 
At an intersection, I have seen a bike lane on the left of a left turn only lane. what direction are the bike riders allowed to make from this lane?
Thursday April 7, 2016 6:59 Cookie
 
TMR_Nick: 
Hmm.. Tricky one. It's a little unclear from your question what the intersection looks like. Bicycle lanes are considered separate lanes. The lane control in the turn left lane does not apply to the bicycles. So they may be able to continue straight through the intersection unless there is a direction otherwise. Happy to assist further if you can provide more info.
  TMR_Nick
7:00
[Comment From PetePete: ] 
Is it law that you have indicate when you are exiting roundabout when going straight ahead.
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:00 Pete
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes, you must indicate left when exiting a roundabout, even when going straight ahead.
  TMR_Martin
7:00
[Comment From CookieCookie: ] 
TMR Nick, so that would be the Left Lane Ends sign with the Merge Right sign below it?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:00 Cookie
 
TMR_Nick: 
These are advisory signs. Merge right when it is safe to do so.
  TMR_Nick
7:01
[Comment From CookieCookie: ] 
If the edge of the road has green paint on it and bike symbols in it does that make it a bicycle lane or does it need to have the bike lane sign that you see on the side of the road.
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:01 Cookie
 
TMR_Karen: 
A bicycle lane is a marked lane with a bicycle lane sign or a road marking with a white bicycle symbol and the word 'lane' painted in white on the road.
  TMR_Karen
7:01
[Comment From MichaelMichael: ] 
When exiting private property can you drive over a painted island that doesn't have double lines?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:01 Michael
 
TMR_Trudy: 
Yes. You can drive over a painted island, that doesn't have double lines, to enter a road.
  TMR_Trudy
7:03
[Comment From AnthonyAnthony: ] 
How long must you hold an open license before being able to teach a learner driver?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:03 Anthony
 
TMR_Trudy: 
You must have held an open licence for at least one year before supervising a learner driver.
  TMR_Trudy
7:04
[Comment From MichaelMichael: ] 
When I'm walking and about to cross a road do cars turning left into the road have to give way to me?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:04 Michael
 
TMR_Martin: 
A driver turning left (or right) must give way to a pedestrian crossing the road the driver is entering.
  TMR_Martin
7:07
[Comment From AnonAnon: ] 
You are not supposed to cross a solid white line, what happens if there is a solid white line and you wish to turn into a drive way on the other side.?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:07 Anon
 
TMR_Trudy: 
You are allowed to cross a solid white dividing line to enter or leave a road, so you can cross the line to turn into a driveway.
  TMR_Trudy
7:08
[Comment From AnonAnon: ] 
When passing a cyclist on a road, why do they not have to move over in the bike lane like we have to move over to give them space.
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:08 Anon
 
TMR_Nick: 
There's no requirement for a bicyclist to ride on the left most side of a bicycle lane. There may be good reason not to, for instance curbside drains. Drivers are required to leave a meter. For more info go to:
http://jointhedrive.qld.gov...
  TMR_Nick
7:10
[Comment From NeoNeo: ] 
Given the answer about the bike lanes, what is the purpose of the yellow painted bicycles that are often seen painted on roads?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:10 Neo
 
TMR_Martin: 
Good question, this is part of bicycle awareness. The yellow bicycle alerts drivers that cyclists may use that road.
  TMR_Martin
7:10
[Comment From slowposslowpos: ] 
If a person drives(from illegal park on crossing) and almost hits a child crossing on a crossing is the driver at fault? Or is the child at fault for not expecting a car to reverse over them.
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:10 slowpos
 
TMR_Nick: 
Drivers must give way to all pedestrians crossing at a designated pedestrian crossing.
  TMR_Nick
7:11
[Comment From Dave HoganDave Hogan: ] 
So as a driver in a vehicle in slow moving traffic with nside between me a the parked cars, is he or she breaking the law ie contravening the minumun 1M rule
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:11 Dave Hogan
 
TMR_Karen: 
The one metre minimum passing distance rule applies when a motor vehicle is passing a bicycle, but not when a cyclist is passing a motor vehicle. This means that if a motorist is in a line of traffic and a cyclist rides by them within the minimum passing distance, the motorist is not breaching the rule. However, if the motorist then wishes to overtake the cyclist further down the road they should not do so until they can leave the minimum passing distance.
  TMR_Karen
7:12
[Comment From AndrewAndrew: ] 
On a multi lane road at over 80 km/hr, does the keep left rule apply to only the right lane, or the middle lane as well?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:12 Andrew
 
TMR_Nick: 
Correct. Keep left unless overtaking only applies to the far right hand lane. You may drive in the middle lanes.
  TMR_Nick
7:14
[Comment From MicheleMichele: ] 
Can cyclists ride two abreast?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:14 Michele
 
TMR_Brooke: 
yes
  TMR_Brooke
7:14
[Comment From PetePete: ] 
Is it law that you have to indicate when exiting a roundabout when going straight ahead.
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:14 Pete
 
TMR_Karen: 
When travelling straight through a roundabout you must use your left indicator when exiting
  TMR_Karen
7:15
[Comment From CookieCookie: ] 
TMR Nick so i am in a left turn only lane and there is a bike lane to my left can the bike ride go straight ahead sort of cutting me off as i must turn left. this does not seem safe.
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:15 Cookie
 
TMR_Nick: 
If the bicycle lane ends, the rider must merge into an appropriate lane to continue riding straight through the intersection or else turn left with other traffic.
  TMR_Nick
7:18
[Comment From Concerned CitizenConcerned Citizen: ] 
Nearly 4 billion dollars is allocated to roads and transport in the budget. My question is, what will be done with all this money when we have flying cars?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:18 Concerned Citizen
 
TMR_Brooke: 
TMR is committed to innovation and we are putting a lot of planning into preparing the transport network for the future, including autonomous vehicles and other future forms of transport.
  TMR_Brooke
7:21
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 
Am I allowed to (briefly) beep someone that remains in the right lane when I attempt to overtake (assuming the left lane is free)?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:21 Alex
 
TMR_Martin: 
You may use your vehicle's horn to warn the other vehicle of the approach or position of your vehicle. A smile and a wave after doing this may help.
  TMR_Martin
7:21
[Comment From CookieCookie: ] 
TMR Karen, so if it has all this green paint but just the white bike symbol and no sign or work lane it isnt a bike lane?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:21 Cookie
 
TMR_Karen: 
It's not a bicycle lane unless the road has a bicycle lane sign or a bicycle symbol and the words 'lane' painted in white on the road. If there is no sign or words painted on the road it's not a bicycle lane. The road does not have to be painted green but it can be.
  TMR_Karen
7:22
[Comment From MicheleMichele: ] 
TMR Martin - re the yellow bike markings, do bike riders need to ride where the bike is painted - sometimes it's on the fog line other times it's in the middle of the road?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:22 Michele
 
TMR_Martin: 
No
  TMR_Martin
7:22
[Comment From AnonAnon: ] 
How is a mounted GPS device not considered as dangerous as someone using a mobile phone. Particularly when it is mounted on the dash in front of the driver.
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:22 Anon
 
TMR_Trudy: 
Unlike a mobile phone a GPS device does not require a significant amount of the driver's attention, these devices often have audible instructions meaning the driver can keep their eyes on the road. Using a hand held mobile phone requires the driver's ongoing attention and significantly increases crash risk. However, if the GPS causes the driver to not pay attention to the road they may be commiting an offence.
  TMR_Trudy
7:27
[Comment From AnonAnon: ] 
under the requirements of Qride is it possible to take your bike license exam on a scooter you can legally ride on a drivers licence?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:27 Anon
 
TMR_Martin: 
If you are tallking about a moped which can be driven on a class C (car) licence, no.
  TMR_Martin
7:29
[Comment From A Current AffairA Current Affair: ] 
If I am playing cricket in my cup de sac, do I have right a way, or do the cars?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:29 A Current Affair
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Batting, bowling or fielding?
  TMR_Brooke
7:29
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 
What is the best way to report safety concerns on the road? Ie. Large pot holes, road side washouts.
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:29 Alex
 
TMR_Brooke: 
13 19 40 is your best bet - 131940.gov.au
  TMR_Brooke
7:30
[Comment From AnonAnon: ] 
in regards to laws surrounding the use of mobile phones and the use of them whilst operating a motor vehicle. Is there any legislation leeway in utilising a mobile phone whilst your car is stopped at a set of traffic lights as you are not driving the vehicle and if you apply the hand brake and put it into neutral you are neither at risk of accidentally driving off or having an accident due to distraction?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:30 Anon
 
TMR_Nick: 
The mobile phone rules are really clear. As an open licence holder, you can't use a hand held mobile phone while your car is moving or stopped but not parked. Your car is not considered parked while stopped at a set of lights, even if you have the hand brake on.
  TMR_Nick
7:30
[Comment From WatcherWatcher: ] 
Aside from approved motorcycle helmets, I understand there is no other mandated safety attire for motorcyclists, such as boots, or jackets with armour? As I understand the rules, I could ride my motorcycle bare foot in as little clothing decency laws would allow. Given the increase in motorcycle fatalities, why are there not more rules about safety clothing?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:30 Watcher
 
TMR_Karen: 
There is a legal requirement for a motorcyclist and their passenger to wear an approved motorcycle helmet at all times. While it isn't specifically legislated the Department of Transport and Main Roads strongly recommends motorcycle riders wear a jacket, long pants and appropriate footwear such as boots that protect the ankle and shins at all times when riding. Further information can be found on the Queensland Motorcycle Riders’ Guide by going online to: http://www.qld.gov.au/trans...
  TMR_Karen
7:35
TMR_Brooke: 
That's all for tonight, thanks for playing along. If you didn't get the chance to ask a question, send us a message on Facebook - facebook.com/tmrqld
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:35 TMR_Brooke
7:37
[Comment From CookieCookie: ] 
So i can lane split on a motorcycle between two lanes of slow or stopped traffic, what happens if i am lane splitting between a lane of traffic and a bike lane that does not have anybody in it at the time versus when there are bikes in the bike lane?
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:37 Cookie
 
TMR_Karen: 
You may lane filter between a line of traffic and a bicycle lane providing you can do so safely and give one metre minimum passing distance to any cyclists.
  TMR_Karen
7:38
[Comment From AnonAnon: ] 
re TMR Martin re using a moped or a 50cc scooter to take the license exam why can't I use a 50cc scooter for the exam as it still utilises the same skill sets as riding a motorbike of higher engine capacity
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:38 Anon
 
TMR_Martin: 
A 50cc scooter is not indicative of the type of motorcycles that can be ridden on a class RE licence. A class RE licence allows a person to ride a learner approved motorcycle, which have an engine capacity of up to 600 mL.
  TMR_Martin
 
 

15 March—Truckie Toolbox Talk

  TruckieToolboxTalk (03/15/2016) 
5:38
TMR_Brooke: 
Welcome to the Truckie Toolbox Talk! We’ll be here from 6:30 tonight to answer your questions but if you can’t wait that long, please feel free to ask your question now and we’ll get to it once things start rolling.

To ask a question, either sign in through Facebook or if you’d prefer to stay anonymous, create a username in the window above. While we could stay here for hours chatting about everything under the sun with an engine, please stay on topic – questions that aren’t specifically related to the industry won’t be answered.

If you don’t see your question appear, double check the feed because someone else may have already asked the same question. We’ll do our best to answer everything today however, if we don’t get to your question within the hour, we’ll publish the chat log with responses to all unanswered questions as soon as we can. Alternatively, you can chat to us face to face at one of our upcoming Toolbox Talks - you can find us at the BP Southbound, Caboolture this Friday 18 March from 8 am until 5 pm. No enforcement, free refreshments.

We’re all grown-ups here, but let’s keep things friendly, any posts with swearing or aggressive language won’t make the feed.
Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:38 TMR_Brooke
7:36
[Comment From ChrisChris: ] 
Will we have a national licence a so called national work diary? Why?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:36 Chris
 
TMR_Tammy: 
Hi Chris, Industry is pushing towards national standards in relation to all aspects of trucking as you would know trucks don't stop at boarders. Heading towards a national drivers licence makes sense.

There is a national work diary, utilised by most states and territories.
  TMR_Tammy
7:37
[Comment From NeilNeil: ] 
About fatigue , it's you guys and your regulations that cause most of the fatigue forcing us to rest when we are fresh ,so when we do get going we are tired from sitting around , be a truck driver before you make these laws and regulations
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:37 Neil
 
TMR_Martin: 
The fatigue work/rest hours have been designed with consultation with fatigue experts to reduce the most likely chances of incident.
  TMR_Martin
7:38
[Comment From TobyToby: ] 
I have a question. With the rail project from north qld to Melbourne . When the rail project starts and is runing well this have a effect on small trucking companies and how well it work
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:38 Toby
 
TMR_Brooke: 
It's difficult to anticipate the impact of future projects at this time.
  TMR_Brooke
7:40
[Comment From CraigCraig: ] 
Have a chat great but is it really going to make a difference when every state has different rules NHVAS was supposed to be on the ball with one set of rules and regulations but no it hasn't worked
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:40 Craig
 
TMR_Tammy: 
Accreditation shcemes are designed to assist the industry in obtaining greater productivity outcomes by allowing benefits to be obtained from assuring systems are in place. There is always room for improvement in any system and the department is continually looking to improve.
  TMR_Tammy
7:42
[Comment From RossRoss: ] 
The rules are made to confuse and confudle. Designed by wordsmiths to create revenue. Dah
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:42 Ross
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hi mate, that's why live chats like this are such a useful tool to answer any questions you may have about the industry. We are continuing to work with industry and stakeholders to improve standards for you.
  TMR_Brooke
7:44
[Comment From TeztezTeztez: ] 
How wide am I allowed to go with my trailer before I need a pilot?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:44 Teztez
 
TMR_Lee: 
The maximum legal width you can go with your trailer before you require a pilot is 3.5m wide, please refer to the Qld guide for excess dimension form 4
  TMR_Lee
7:45
[Comment From TatoTato: ] 
Yep, why is NSW o/size regulations really unrealistic? I know this is about Qld but NHVAS is a national thing
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:45 Tato
 
TMR_Tammy: 
The forum tonight is designed to assist heavy vehicle movements generally and is about national standards.

Regulations in relation to over size and over mass are a complex and require many inputs from areas such as local road managers, bridge design experts and general road safety experts for traffic flow.

The NHVR do supply a national service in relation to the issuance of permits and the aim is to improve services as much as possible to assist industry
  TMR_Tammy
7:47
[Comment From Ben68Ben68: ] 
What happens if I lose my diary?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:47 Ben68
 
TMR_Brooke: 
In the event you lose your work diary, you can download a supplementary diary pages from the NHVR website. You can use these supplementary records for up to a maximum of 7 days.
  TMR_Brooke
7:48
[Comment From DanDan: ] 
With the advancements in the license technology, (chips) when will TMR be able to store all applicable Fatigue managment documents so if for example a driver changes from truck a to truck b and leaves BFM paperwork behind accidentally it can be bought up with licence check, I find it hard to beleive that forgetting to having a peice of paper on you makes you more fatigued
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:48 Dan
 
TMR_Tammy: 
both industry and NHVR are progressing the applicationsof telematics in relation to heavy vehicles and drivers including progressing electronic work diaries. Much work is being undertaken to ensure electronic devices will be suitable to users and regulators.
  TMR_Tammy
7:48
[Comment From MickMick: ] 
Ho can i get extra wiegh on my stear axl
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:48 Mick
 
TMR_Martin: 
Your truck needs to comply with Front under run protection, Cabin strength and Euro 5 requirements to get 6.5t on the steer axle.
  TMR_Martin
7:49
[Comment From TonzeTonze: ] 
How am I supposed to get a new logbook when I'm drivin all day
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:49 Tonze
 
TMR_Tammy: 
national work diaries are available through many government agencies and outlets across the country. you can look up where to pick one up by visiting the state or territory motor vehicle registry authority.

  TMR_Tammy
7:53
[Comment From PedroPedro: ] 
Am i required to have a 48 hr break when i go from standard hours to bfm and vice versa?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:53 Pedro
 
TMR_Martin: 
Standard to BFM - as long as your standard hour rest breaks comply no additional breaks are required. BFM to Standard - a 48hr reset rest break is required.
  TMR_Martin
7:54
[Comment From JimJim: ] 
Can you tell me about my access permit application?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:54 Jim
 
TMR_Lee: 
for enquiries on the following application types, please email the department's Heavy Vehicle Access Operations Unit at QLDAccess_HVROPO@tmr.qld.gov.au or call (07) 30665511(South Queensland) or 4931 1637 (North Queensland):
Enquiries regarding all other access permit applications should be made to the NHVR on 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487) or info@nhvr.gov.au.
  TMR_Lee
7:56
[Comment From MickMick: ] 
My trucks registered as a MC but I was booked for over lenght while towing a single but I normally tow road trains, why was I booked?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:56 Mick
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hi Mick, your MC registration category entitles you to legally tow in a multi-combination configuration (B- Double, road train) however, while operating as a single you are required to meet the requirements for that configuration, which is 19m.
  TMR_Brooke
7:57
[Comment From DeanoDeano: ] 
It's not my truck why am i getting booked when it's not registered
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:57 Deano
 
TMR_Tammy: 
A registration check using the rego check app is a available using the rego number. If you have any doubts check before you hit the road.
  TMR_Tammy
7:58
[Comment From DammoDammo: ] 
what do i do with my supp work pages?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 7:58 Dammo
 
TMR_Martin: 
All completed supplementary records are to be given to the company you are driving for or stored by yourself if an owner operator.
  TMR_Martin
8:00
[Comment From JulieJulie: ] 
I'm a local driver do I need a log book?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:00 Julie
 
TMR_Tammy: 
Work diaries are required when working 100km+ from drivers base or the vehicles garaged address. you are also required carry and complete a work diary when operating under AFM and BFM schemes. Some rules do apply around primary producers.
  TMR_Tammy
8:01
[Comment From JohnJohn: ] 
when do i need a dangerous goods licence?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:01 John
 
TMR_Brooke: 
You are required to hold a dangerous goods licence when transporting any load of dangerous goods in bulk quantities (500kg/l). Contact you local registered training organisation to find out more details about a course.
  TMR_Brooke
8:02
[Comment From DanDan: ] 
There have been many campaigns on commercial TV about safe car driving, motorbike riding, drink driving, etc. is there any television champaign planned to educate motorists about driving/ interacting around heavy vehicles
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:02 Dan
 
TMR_Lee: 
We closely monitor trends in road safety and create and launch our road safety campaigns in line with these. There are currently no TV ads planned around sharing the roads with heavy vehicles. However, we educate drivers in a range of other ways, such as, social media.
  TMR_Lee
8:03
TMR_Brooke: 
If you'd prefer to chat to someone in the industry face to face, you can find us at the BP Southbound, Caboolture this Friday 18 March from 8 am until 5 pm. No enforcement, free refreshments.
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:03 TMR_Brooke
8:03
[Comment From JohnJohn: ] 
DO I need to provide a AIS cert with a defect notice?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:03 John
 
TMR_Martin: 
If noted on the defect notice that a full inspection is required. A certificate should be provided with return of the notice.
  TMR_Martin
8:07
[Comment From DanDan: ] 
Chain of responsibility is an important part of heavey vehicles, why is this very rarely enforced roadside? If a driver receive's an infringement road side, should there not be one for all parties in the chain
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:07 Dan
 
TMR_Tammy: 
COR is an important part of road safety and national law and all parties in the chain can be responsible for offences detected under the law. This applies to persons such as loaders, packers, consigners, drivers and owners. The days of a driver being solely responsible for breaches are long gone.
  TMR_Tammy
8:08
[Comment From JimJim: ] 
do i still get a tolerance if i get knocked off for being overloaded?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:08 Jim
 
TMR_Lee: 
No, there is no tolerance any more but a mass adjustment is taken off to ensure that the vehicle has exceed the permissible mass limits.
  TMR_Lee
8:08
[Comment From JimmyJimmy: ] 
when is my tire tread illegal?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:08 Jimmy
 
TMR_Tammy: 
Minimum tread depth of a tyre is 1.5mm
  TMR_Tammy
8:14
[Comment From DanDan: ] 
If a driver is knocked off for fatigue breaches, and is made to have a break, for a prescribed amount of time, what are there rights as to going to the nearest place with a shower, toilet, and food?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:14 Dan
 
TMR_Martin: 
There are provisions in the law to allow drivers to continue to a point with sufficient facilities to ensure good quality rest.
  TMR_Martin
8:15
[Comment From MandyMandy: ] 
when is the over dimension curfew start at easter?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:15 Mandy
 
TMR_Brooke: 
The curfew commences at 12:01 am on 24 March 2016 - it expires at 11:59 pm on 29 March 2016
  TMR_Brooke
8:18
[Comment From DanDan: ] 
Awesome live chat tonight address issues, but....you could have put up a real truck as the cover photo and not a bunch of tonka toys.
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:18 Dan
 
TMR_Brooke: 
We'll keep that in mind for the next one Dan, thanks for the advice mate
  TMR_Brooke
8:19
[Comment From GrantGrant: ] 
I heard you have rigid over size signs who came up with that?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:19 Grant
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hi Grant, No you can have a flexible oversize warning sign provided it meets all the requirements as specified in form 4 guideline for excess dimension.
  TMR_Brooke
8:20
[Comment From PetePete: ] 
what do i need to put in the rest hours box in my work diary? thanks for having the chat too guys
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:20 Pete
 
TMR_Martin: 
The complete rest hours taken within the 24hr period.
  TMR_Martin
8:20
[Comment From PedroPedro: ] 
you really need to update your monitoring of safety trends and start looking at educating the caravanners about there responsibilities when interacting with other road users.
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:20 Pedro
 
TMR_Lee: 
Sharing the road is everyone's responsibility. You might be interested to know that the department has recently supported Caravanning QLD with trailer weighing days conducted in Brisbane. Importantly, all drivers are required to drive safely and abide by the QLD Road Rules.
  TMR_Lee
8:22
[Comment From PeterPeter: ] 
how much is hte new work diary?
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:22 Peter
 
TMR_Tammy: 
The new national work diary costs $20 (including GST).
  TMR_Tammy
8:29
[Comment From TonyTony: ] 
In regards to GML and CML what constitutes a vehicle being allowed to carry over 6t on the steers and 9t on a single axle drive (body truck) are the manufacturer plates inside the door sufficent or are you required to have official certification
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:29 Tony
 
TMR_Tammy: 
Under GML you will only get a max of 6t on a steer axle and 9t on a single axle group. However if your vehicle meets the requirements and complies with FUPS, (cabin strength and euro 5 engine) you may be entitled to operate to 6.5t on the steer axle only. A rigid truck is unable to opeate under vcmp mass limits. outlined under NHVR. More details are available from the National heavy vehicle
mass and dimension limits fact sheet available on the NHVR website.
  TMR_Tammy
8:30
[Comment From TonyTony: ] 
does heavy vehicle mass management certification expire and if so how are you find out if it has
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:30 Tony
 
TMR_Martin: 
Renewal of the mass management certification is required every 2yrs. Contact can be made to NHVAS access on 1300 696 487.
  TMR_Martin
8:31
[Comment From TonyTony: ] 
If a vehicle is not under heavy vehicle mass management and is 6.5 on the steers with full tanks of fuel and that is what causes the vehicle to weigh heavy will that be enforced as being illegal
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:31 Tony
 
TMR_Lee: 
Yes
  TMR_Lee
8:32
TMR_Brooke: 
And that's it! Thank you for all of your questions. Remember, we'll be holding face to face tool box talks over the coming weeks with the next one at the BP Southbound, Caboolture this Friday 18 March from 8 am until 5 pm. No enforcement, free refreshments.
Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:32 TMR_Brooke
 
 

22 February—Car Mod Monday

  CarModMonday (02/22/2016) 
5:44
TMR_Brooke: 
Welcome to CarMod Monday! We’ll be here from 6:30 tonight to answer your questions but if you can’t wait that long, please feel free to ask your question now and we’ll get to it once things start rolling.

To ask a question, either sign in through Facebook or if you’d prefer to stay anonymous, create a username in the window above. While we could stay here for hours chatting all things cars, roads and safety, please stay on topic – questions that aren’t about vehicle standards or mods won’t be answered.

If you don’t see your question appear, double check the feed because someone else may have already asked the same question. We’ll do our best to answer everything today however, if we don’t get to your question within the hour, we’ll publish the chat log with responses to all unanswered questions as soon as we can. Alternatively, you can call and chat to one of the members of our Vehicle Standards and Modification Advice team on 3114 5844 (Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:30pm).

We’re all grownups here, but let’s keep things friendly, any posts with swearing or aggressive language won’t make the feed.
Monday February 22, 2016 5:44 TMR_Brooke
7:25
[Comment From jJohn GreenejJohn Greene: ] 
The federal government has announced plans to introduce changes to motor vehicle act 1989 so vehicles over25 years and older can be imported from countries with similar ADR's and less than 500 km .
Monday February 22, 2016 7:25 jJohn Greene
 
Molly: 
The proposed 500km provision is only for vehicle not more thatn 1 year old and from either the UK or Japan at the moment. The 25 year old proposal is just expanding the current pre '89 provisions.
  Molly
7:26
[Comment From peterpeter: ] 
I have searched your website for any rules/regulations regarding welding repairs on a chassis (for a classic car) and have found only those pertaining to chassis modifications. I have also visited your Rosalie office who told me repairs only had to satisfy a standard safety certificate inspector. Several welders have told me they are not allowed to touch a chassis Can you advise me what if any are the requirements ??
Monday February 22, 2016 7:26 peter
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
The chassis repairs need to meet the manufacture specs or if there not avalible normal good engineering practice. The heavey vehicle code of practice for chassis modifications can be used as a guide.
  Shane Lonsdale
7:27
[Comment From DaveDave: ] 
When is inspections of vehicles going to be done yearly ? Some of the vehicles that travel our roads ! Shouldn't be
Monday February 22, 2016 7:27 Dave
 
TMR_Martin: 
The latest national and international research shows there is no significant difference in the accident rates in jurisdictions that have annual or random vehicle inspections
  TMR_Martin
7:28
[Comment From AntonyAntony: ] 
I have a 2008 turbo diesel parado series two. 3 ltr can my son drive it once he gets his p's in two weeks time. Because of the engine torque rating I have been told he can.
Monday February 22, 2016 7:28 Antony
 
TMR_Martin: 
Hi Antony
This is a licencing question - keep an eye out for a live chat on licencing soon!
  TMR_Martin
7:29
[Comment From BecBec: ] 
Are coil overs legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:29 Bec
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
As long as you use the origanal mounting point and the vehicle is in the legal hights no less the 100mm fully laden or 1/3 of the origanal hight.
  Shane Lonsdale
7:29
[Comment From mitchanderpopomitchanderpopo: ] 
If I hold an auto open car license and want to get a manual license - do I just take the Practical driving test and receive my Open Manual Car license?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:29 mitchanderpopo
 
TMR_Martin: 
This is also a licencing question - we'll do a live chat soon!
  TMR_Martin
7:30
[Comment From BecBec: ] 
Are spacers on tyres legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:30 Bec
 
TMR_Martin: 
Wheel spacers are not legal unless it was original vehicle specification
  TMR_Martin
7:31
[Comment From BecBec: ] 
Are blow off valves legal? When plumback?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:31 Bec
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
Yes when they are plumback in to the system.
  Shane Lonsdale
7:32
[Comment From markwmarkw: ] 
I am restoring a car imported from the US. I have a bill of sale from the previous (NSW) owner and the last US registration plate. Is there anything other than a roadworthy needed to gain registration?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:32 markw
 
TMR_Martin: 
You may need an import approval if the vehicle has never been registered in Australia. Depends on the age of the vehicle.
  TMR_Martin
7:32
[Comment From CarkpcoolCarkpcool: ] 
Is it illegal to not see the letters and numbers on a automatic shift pattern, but can still see it on the dash.
Monday February 22, 2016 7:32 Carkpcool
 
TMR_Martin: 
As long as they are visible, you are good.
  TMR_Martin
7:34
[Comment From JessJess: ] 
My partner recently lost his license due to a high speed driving offence, his own stupid fault, yet I seem to be the one bearing the consequences. He was sent a letter giving him the option to go on one year good behaviour and 2 points which he applied for and was approved but his license was suspended anyway. I now have to drive from Grantham all the way out to Wellcamp then back down to Gatton for my job which I have also had to completely change my roster to be able to do that. I then have to pick him up in the afternoon, do all the farm chores and drive him to his second job then pick him up at midnight. Now I absolutely agree that he should be punished but isn't him having two points and the threat of 12months suspension if he loses them going to teach him more than being chauffeured around for 6 months? In the few weeks he was on two points before his license was suspended his driving had improved tremendously. Is there any way to appeal the suspension and put him back on the two points?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:34 Jess
 
Molly: 
Thanks Jess, We'll take that one on and get back to you later this week. Can you please send us a private message via facebook.
  Molly
7:35
[Comment From 777ape777ape: ] 
I'm reading conflicting information regarding the use of adjustable coilover suspension. On one hand I am reading they are illegal, the other I am reading they are legal as long as they are made for the car with no modifications made to the chassis to fit and meet the required height restrictions (10cm from the ground). Which is it?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:35 777ape
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
Coilovers are legal as long as you use the origanal mounting point and the vehicle meets 100mm fully laiden or not more the 1/3 of the origaal vehicle hight.
  Shane Lonsdale
7:35
[Comment From Craig. TCraig. T: ] 
I have a lowered vehicle. I am of the understanding that 100mm is the minimum clearance. If I have an exhaust that is above 100mm but a join in the exhaust (a flange) is lower, Is my car roadworthy?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:35 Craig. T
 
TMR_Martin: 
If any part of the vehicle is below 100mm including exhaust components the vehicle isn't roadworthy
  TMR_Martin
7:36
[Comment From SharonSharon: ] 
an I drive as a learners now or I have to do a written
Monday February 22, 2016 7:36 Sharon
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hi Sharon, we're focussed on car mod's today - if you send us a private message on Facebook we'll be able to help tomorrow
  TMR_Brooke
7:36
[Comment From DosebrahDosebrah: ] 
What are the limits on turbo upgrades eg aftermarket turbo systems?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:36 Dosebrah
 
TMR_Martin: 
They need to be certified under LA3 for a non-optional turbos.
  TMR_Martin
7:39
[Comment From EVO77EVO77: ] 
Can I mount a boost gauge on the A pillar down near the base of where the pillar meets the dash?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:39 EVO77
 
Molly: 
As long as it does not impede the drivers view and you can see 11m in front of the vehicle.
  Molly
7:40
[Comment From PaulPaul: ] 
Can I learned driver drive a v8 or turbo sharper cars ? What are the car restrictions for p plate drivers please.
Monday February 22, 2016 7:40 Paul
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hi Paul, this chat is for vehicle standards and mods, if you send us a PM on Facebook we can discuss restrictions facebook.com/tmrqld
  TMR_Brooke
7:40
[Comment From Potato SPRPotato SPR: ] 
If i have Eye lids. a little strip of paint on the headlights to make the car angry but only a small portion of my headlight is covered would an officer defect my car?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:40 Potato SPR
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes, you cannot reduce the performance of your lighting.
  TMR_Martin
7:41
[Comment From HayleyHayley: ] 
If our P plater son only has turbo cars available to drive from us (parents) is he allowed to borrow one to drive to work? Will we need to apply for an exemption? What are the chances of getting one approved?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:41 Hayley
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hi Hayley, send us a PM on Facebook and we'll have someone help out with some advice. Tonight we're all about car mods
  TMR_Brooke
7:41
[Comment From quackaquacka: ] 
Am I allowed to lift and put larger wheels on a 4x4 without mod plating it?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:41 quacka
 
TMR_Martin: 
Hi please see link http://bit.ly/1OIt2Nv this contains information in the suspension and tyres and rims section
  TMR_Martin
7:41
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
So I have a car of fairly recent production only two years old. I recently flashed the ecu so I could run E85 instead of regular unleaded. Legal or not?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:41 Steve
 
Molly: 
As long as the exhaust emisions continue to meet the Australian Design Rules, you can run E85.
  Molly
7:43
[Comment From Craig. TCraig. T: ] 
I have a lowered vehicle. I am of the understanding that 100mm is the minimum clearance. If I have an exhaust that is above 100mm but a join in the exhaust (a flange) is lower, Is my car roadworthy?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:43 Craig. T
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
No part of the vehicle can be lower then 100mm fully laden this would include the exhaust system
  Shane Lonsdale
7:43
[Comment From BravoDelta5BravoDelta5: ] 
Is a vehicle with a 2" suspension lift plus 265/75/16 tyres legal if it had 245/70/16 tyres previously with stock suspension?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:43 BravoDelta5
 
TMR_Martin: 
Hi please see link http://bit.ly/1OIt2Nv in the tyres and rims section.
  TMR_Martin
7:44
[Comment From TravisTravis: ] 
Can I transport a fish tank stand on the top of my roof if it is restrained with multiple ratchet straps and flagged with 450x450mm red flagging?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:44 Travis
 
Molly: 
Please PM our Facebook page and we will get back to you. Thanks
  Molly
7:44
[Comment From BobBob: ] 
Are half cages (4 point roll cages) allowed in street cars - 4 door sedan? No part of the cage affects an opening or exit?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:44 Bob
 
TMR_Martin: 
LH8 - no part of the roll cage can be in front of the B pillar
  TMR_Martin
7:46
[Comment From 123steve123steve: ] 
I have blue LEDs in my dash, they aren't visible from outside the car, is this still legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:46 123steve
 
Molly: 
Provided they are not visible from outside the vehicle.
  Molly
7:46
[Comment From Al palAl pal: ] 
It is great to see the TMR available to answer questions on a live site such as this. I am sure numerous people will have their say or ask a legitimate question.
Monday February 22, 2016 7:46 Al pal
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Thanks Al, we're definitely getting a lot of questions!
  TMR_Brooke
7:46
[Comment From davipdavip: ] 
Is it illegal to paint flames on my car, does it count as a distraction to other drivers?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:46 davip
 
TMR_Martin: 
No.
  TMR_Martin
7:47
[Comment From CJCJ: ] 
Is it legal to use high beams in a residential area?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:47 CJ
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hi CJ PM us on Facebook, tonight we're all about car mods facebook.com/tmrqld
  TMR_Brooke
7:48
[Comment From StuStu: ] 
My car has factory fog lights fitted. I rarely use them and would like to fit LED bulbs and wire them (with a controller) to operate as daytime running lights.
Monday February 22, 2016 7:48 Stu
 
Molly: 
Yes provided the running lights meet the Australian Design Rules requirements.
  Molly
7:49
[Comment From KaiKai: ] 
Will there ever be a look into the QLD Modification laws?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:49 Kai
 
TMR_Brooke: 
We're constantly reviewing our modification laws
  TMR_Brooke
7:49
[Comment From AndyAndy: ] 
Got a yellow sticker for 2-way diff even though its modplated for a rear axle substitution is that right?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:49 Andy
 
TMR_Martin: 
We need more information?
  TMR_Martin
7:50
[Comment From r u aloued to drive a car without a rear vision mirrorr u aloued to drive a car without a rear vision mirror: ] 
are u allowed pirpule lights in the car when u r open the door
Monday February 22, 2016 7:50 r u aloued to drive a car without a rear vision mirror
 
TMR_Martin: 
Interior lights are not covered by vehicle standards
  TMR_Martin
7:50
[Comment From MichaelMichael: ] 
Hi guys. I was wondering about the light bars placement on the vehicle. eg roof of the 4x4 on top of the bullbar ect
Monday February 22, 2016 7:50 Michael
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
The lightbar can be mounted on the roof. The top of the bullbar could be deamed to be a protusion.
  Shane Lonsdale
7:50
[Comment From BrookeBrooke: ] 
How can a modern a hsv or fpv be under 100mm from factory yet the legal limit is 100mm?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:50 Brooke
 
Molly: 
Manufacturer specs always come first. If you are modifying a vehicle 100mm ground clearance is the limit
  Molly
7:50
[Comment From KK: ] 
I have seen a few cars with blue coloured lights installed under the body of the car.. so the lights shine on the road. Surely this is not legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:50 K
 
TMR_Martin: 
You are correct this is illegal.
  TMR_Martin
7:50
[Comment From BippuBippu: ] 
What are the restrictions on the amount of camber a car can have?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:50 Bippu
 
Molly: 
Must be within manufacturers specs.
  Molly
7:51
[Comment From JoshJosh: ] 
With the minumum 100mm height is this a structural height e.g exhaust or is it any bit of the car e.g body kit
Monday February 22, 2016 7:51 Josh
 
TMR_Martin: 
Any bit of the car.
  TMR_Martin
7:52
[Comment From ShannonShannon: ] 
Why can't full roll cages be mod played any more?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:52 Shannon
 
TMR_Martin: 
National modification standards do not allow them
  TMR_Martin
7:52
[Comment From MichaelMichael: ] 
Is their a limit on how loud i can have my car as a p plater?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:52 Michael
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Noise restrictions apply to all drivers regardless of type of licence
  TMR_Brooke
7:53
[Comment From SueSue: ] 
Can you de-register a vehicle without handing in the plates, as they are not available at the moment, but will be in a week or two?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:53 Sue
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hi Sue, could you PM us on Facebook? We'll have one of our customer service reps help you out facebook.com/tmrqld
  TMR_Brooke
7:54
[Comment From Potato SPRPotato SPR: ] 
Most common myth i hear is having the well known blue Parker bulbs being not allowed due to the color being blue. but why would Common shops sell them?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:54 Potato SPR
 
TMR_Martin: 
When purchasing lights, you need to check whether they are legal for on road use.
  TMR_Martin
7:54
[Comment From JadeJade: ] 
I am replacing the 440 cubic inch engine in my 1968 dodge Charger with a brand new replacement after market crate engine from the US. it doesn't have an engine number because it's a new after market engine block etc..What is the process of obtaining an engine number?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:54 Jade
 
Molly: 
You would need to consult with an Appproved Person that does LA2 modification plates and have your vehicle assessed under the code. If it is able to be certified you wlill need to see QPS and have a surrogate engine number issued to the engine.
  Molly
7:55
[Comment From DarrenDarren: ] 
Headlight tinting but using brighter lighting system to compensate for brightness?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:55 Darren
 
TMR_Martin: 
You would need to demonstrate that your lights still meet legal requirements.
  TMR_Martin
7:55
[Comment From RhiRhi: ] 
I just turned 25 and I'm still on my green p plates, can I drive a v8?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:55 Rhi
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hey Rhi, PM us and we'll respond tomorrow. Tonight is all about car mods
facebook.com/tmrqld
  TMR_Brooke
7:56
[Comment From MitchellMitchell: ] 
Are aftermarket widebody kits legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:56 Mitchell
 
TMR_Martin: 
modifications to mud guards are ok as long at they aren't likely to cause injury to other road users and lighting (headlight and tail lights) dimension requirements are still met. Even with wider guards you need to need to meet the mods requirements in http://bit.ly/1OIt2Nv for wheel track.
  TMR_Martin
7:56
[Comment From AndyAndy: ] 
Is it legal to run an aftermarket digital dash like a haltech iq3 racepak dash
Monday February 22, 2016 7:56 Andy
 
Molly: 
You can replace the dash as long as it is Austrlian Design Rules compliant dash . This cound not be a GPS style dash as GPS is not approved.
  Molly
7:56
[Comment From MattMatt: ] 
i recently swapped my engine over in my car from non turbo to turbo, all factory turbo engine and gearbox plus the remaining turbo drive line components. i do not need an engine modplate because my car came with this engine as an option when new. so my question is do i need to still get a roadworthy to change my rego on my car to turbo charged. if i do have to get a roadworthy, what do i say to the guy performing the roadworthy when he sees my engine number on my vin plate doesn't match the motor installed in the car?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:56 Matt
 
TMR_Martin: 
You just need to come into a customer service centre and update your vehicle details.
  TMR_Martin
7:56
[Comment From CraigCraig: ] 
What do i have to do to make my motorcycle a single seat
Monday February 22, 2016 7:56 Craig
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
Your seat can not be more then 500mm and the pegs remove. Once you meet this standards you will need to do a change of paticulars form.
  Shane Lonsdale
7:57
[Comment From AGAG: ] 
What is the highest legal Kelvin colour that you can have as HID bulbs for headlights? was it 6000k?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:57 AG
 
TMR_Martin: 
there is no limit on this.
  TMR_Martin
7:57
[Comment From tjtj: ] 
if im moving stuff and i have removed the back seats of my car to fit stuff into it can i get fined ?or in trouble ?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:57 tj
 
Molly: 
You can remove the back seats on a temporary basis, but if you intend to do it permanently you need a modification plate. If the vehicle is going for an inspection eg Safety Certificate, the seating must be as per the compliance plate.
  Molly
7:58
[Comment From How can i find out if my car come out of the factory with seat belts?How can i find out if my car come out of the factory with seat belts?: ] 
How do I find out if my car came out of the factory with seat belts?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:58 How can i find out if my car come out of the factory with seat belts?
 
TMR_Martin: 
Check with the manufacturer
  TMR_Martin
7:59
[Comment From Shane dShane d: ] 
Can I put a big block In a already v8 hk1968 ute
Monday February 22, 2016 7:59 Shane d
 
Molly: 
You would need to contact an Approved Person under LA2 to have your vehicle assessed to the maximum capacity for your vehicle.
  Molly
7:59
[Comment From Marty McFlyMarty McFly: ] 
I'm thinking of installing an aftermarket flux capacitor to my Gemini. As long as I keep under 88mph would that be lawful?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:59 Marty McFly
 
TMR_Martin: 
How many gigawatts?
  TMR_Martin
7:59
[Comment From CorbinCorbin: ] 
Hi if a car weighs more than its stated GVM, is it deemed unroadworthy? Can I get a mod plate to increase the GVM if I have heavy duty suspension fitted?
Monday February 22, 2016 7:59 Corbin
 
TMR_Martin: 
Please send through further details about the vehicle via email and we'll provide a more detailed response.
  TMR_Martin
8:01
[Comment From ThomasThomas: ] 
I have factory fitted mud flaps that are lower then 100mm but the rest of the car is is th lega? I know you its a stupid question.
Monday February 22, 2016 8:01 Thomas
 
TMR_Martin: 
Mud flaps are excluded from clearance minimums
  TMR_Martin
8:02
[Comment From BenjiBenji: ] 
Are rod holders on the bullbar illegal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:02 Benji
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Yes, as long as it's attached to the left side of the vehicle, designed to carry no more than four fishing rods, the rods, hooks and sinkers are properly secured and the vehicle lighting must not be obstructed by rods or the holder
The rod holder must be either removed or retracted behind the profile of the bull bar when not in use
  TMR_Brooke
8:02
[Comment From Potato SPRPotato SPR: ] 
When a car comes from factory it has a tire size and rim size. if changing that does that mean i could get a defect?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:02 Potato SPR
 
TMR_Martin: 
Please see tire and rim section http://bit.ly/1OIt2Nv
  TMR_Martin
8:03
[Comment From ChrisChris: ] 
Why does it seem harley davidson style bikes are way too loud compared to cara with modified exhausts. Surely these harleys are not legal or is there a different law?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:03 Chris
 
Molly: 
All vehicles need to comply with the noise restrictions under vehicle standards
  Molly
8:03
[Comment From orchidorchid: ] 
What lighting is allowed to be fixed to the underside of fairings on a motorcycle.
Monday February 22, 2016 8:03 orchid
 
TMR_Martin: 
No lighting can be fitted other than required ADR lighting.
  TMR_Martin
8:03
[Comment From davipdavip: ] 
Is it illegal to paint flames on my car, does it count as a distraction to other drivers?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:03 davip
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
The painting of flames are fine as long as they dont put them on the windows.
  Shane Lonsdale
8:04
[Comment From Craig. TCraig. T: ] 
Are tinted or "Frosted" headlighs/tailights illegal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:04 Craig. T
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes the lights have to meet ADR performance standards the tinting material reduces light performance below ADR standards.
  TMR_Martin
8:04
[Comment From LMLM: ] 
boost controllers. yes or no?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:04 LM
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes as long as they comply with emission regulations
  TMR_Martin
8:05
[Comment From KyleKyle: ] 
What is the best an most accurate place to veiw the modification rules as they apply to qld?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:05 Kyle
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Head to our website to get started, then if you need anything more specific, let us know
  TMR_Brooke
8:06
[Comment From jakejake: ] 
Is airbag suspension legal in qld
Monday February 22, 2016 8:06 jake
 
TMR_Martin: 
Unless factory fitted, you have to comply with LS modification code.
  TMR_Martin
8:06
[Comment From RichardRichard: ] 
Can I still register a car that has a roll cage mod plate from 2008
Monday February 22, 2016 8:06 Richard
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
The standards for the mod plate only need to meet the standards as per the requirments when certified.
  Shane Lonsdale
8:07
[Comment From JakeJake: ] 
are straight pipes illegal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:07 Jake
 
Molly: 
No, but they must still meet emission and ground clearance regulations.
  Molly
8:07
[Comment From ShaunShaun: ] 
Is it legal to run a water methanol system in a street registered car?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:07 Shaun
 
TMR_Martin: 
No
  TMR_Martin
8:08
[Comment From biffobiffo: ] 
r u allowed nitros
Monday February 22, 2016 8:08 biffo
 
Shane Lonsdale: 
the fitment of any parts nitros is not allowe
  Shane Lonsdale
8:08
[Comment From quackaquacka: ] 
Nitrous oxide yes or no?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:08 quacka
 
Molly: 
No
  Molly
8:09
TMR_Brooke: 
We're past the half way mark, thanks for your patience as we work our way through your questions. Keep 'em coming!
Monday February 22, 2016 8:09 TMR_Brooke
8:09
[Comment From WinnoWinno: ] 
Are you answering questions regarding licences on here? Great comeback re the flux capacitor by the way 😄
Monday February 22, 2016 8:09 Winno
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Thanks winno ;-) send us a PM on facebook if you've got a licence question facebook.com/tmrqld
  TMR_Brooke
8:10
[Comment From MitchMitch: ] 
I am on P plates
Monday February 22, 2016 8:10 Mitch
 
TMR_Brooke: 
congrats Mitch!
  TMR_Brooke
8:10
[Comment From TrentTrent: ] 
What emissions standards does a car with adr v2 import compliance with a modern aftermarket ecu have to comply with?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:10 Trent
 
Molly: 
Please PM the Facebook page and we will get back to you
  Molly
8:11
[Comment From MurfyMurfy: ] 
What is the highest limit a 4x4 be increased by and are portals legal or illegal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:11 Murfy
 
Molly: 
Not at the moment. Portal axels are being looked at, they may be legal in the future.
  Molly
8:11
[Comment From Can you legally mod plate an aftermarket 2 way differential ?Can you legally mod plate an aftermarket 2 way differential ?: ] 
Battery relocated to the boot, legal ?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:11 Can you legally mod plate an aftermarket 2 way differential ?
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes provided it is secured and vented appropriately.
  TMR_Martin
8:11
[Comment From Will these questions and answers able to be viewed after the live chat is finished?Will these questions and answers able to be viewed after the live chat is finished?: ] 
Will these questions and answers able to be viewed after the live chat is finished
Monday February 22, 2016 8:11 Will these questions and answers able to be viewed after the live chat is finished?
 
TMR_Brooke: 
They sure will, we'll wrap up tonight at 7:30 but we'll post the chat in full to our facebook page later in the week with everything answered, stay tuned facebook.com/tmrqld
  TMR_Brooke
8:12
[Comment From quackaquacka: ] 
If i recondition an engine is there any legalities associated with this?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:12 quacka
 
TMR_Martin: 
The engine must continue to meet emissions regulations
  TMR_Martin
8:12
[Comment From What are the regulations regarding adjustable camber arms?What are the regulations regarding adjustable camber arms?: ] 
What are the regulations regardong adjustable camber arms?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:12 What are the regulations regarding adjustable camber arms?
 
Molly: 
As long as they are set within manufactures specs.
  Molly
8:13
[Comment From MattMatt: ] 
Roof mounted light bars on 4wds, yay or nay?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:13 Matt
 
TMR_Martin: 
Please see L15.2 for driving lights http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/s...
  TMR_Martin
8:13
[Comment From JoeJoe: ] 
What are the requirements on roof mounted remote spot lights used for hunting?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:13 Joe
 
Molly: 
Roof mounted spotlights are allowed as long as they are forward facing and connected to the high beam of the vehicle.
  Molly
8:13
[Comment From LMLM: ] 
can i replace the seatbelts in my car with a new coloured one?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:13 LM
 
TMR_Martin: 
Provided the new seatbelts still meet Australian standards
  TMR_Martin
8:13
[Comment From MJMJ: ] 
I have an automatic licence, I am looking at buying a car that has an automatic transmission. So it has no clutch but I'll have to change gears. It has been advertised has automatic. I'm legally allowed to drive this vehicle?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:13 MJ
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Hey MJ this is one for our licencing team - if you send us a PM on facebook we'll have a response for you tomorrow facebook.com/tmrqld
  TMR_Brooke
8:14
[Comment From Sbw88Sbw88: ] 
Is it illegal to only have part of a nitrous system installed
Monday February 22, 2016 8:14 Sbw88
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes
  TMR_Martin
8:14
[Comment From MitchMitch: ] 
Going from a Non Turbo Motor to a Transplanted Turbo motor of the same litre displacement, is a mod plate all thats required without hassle?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:14 Mitch
 
Molly: 
As long as it is an optional engine and turbo system for that vehicle. No modification plate required. if it is a non-optional turbo engine a modification plate LA2 will be required.
  Molly
8:15
[Comment From StancepotatoracingStancepotatoracing: ] 
What are the rules on a nitrous system? Can you remove the bottle and it be legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:15 Stancepotatoracing
 
Molly: 
No. you can have no part of a NOS system
  Molly
8:16
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Brake mod. Can you change brake system from mechanical to hydraulic Can you add inline brake boosters.
Monday February 22, 2016 8:16 Guest
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes, but requires a modification plate
  TMR_Martin
8:16
[Comment From JoaneJoane: ] 
Why is it legal to be allowed to drive a $500,000 lambo on your Learners and not on your P plates?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:16 Joane
 
Molly: 
Please PM our Facebook page and we will get back to you.
  Molly
8:16
[Comment From JoaneJoane: ] 
What are the laws regarding acceleration?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:16 Joane
 
TMR_Brooke: 
That's one for our road rules team, if you PM us on Facebook we'll have a response for you tomorrow facebook.com/tmrqld
  TMR_Brooke
8:17
[Comment From biffobiffo: ] 
r u allowed to have racing seat belt in car with out mod
Monday February 22, 2016 8:17 biffo
 
TMR_Martin: 
You can have them in there, but they must not be used on the road - you must use factory seatbelts.
  TMR_Martin
8:17
[Comment From TristanTristan: ] 
Blow off valve on a N/A P plate car if it's only being used to make the car sound like it has a turbo
Monday February 22, 2016 8:17 Tristan
 
Molly: 
Any blow off valve must be plummed back into the system.
  Molly
8:17
[Comment From tahlstahls: ] 
can I drive a GTI petrol on my red p's
Monday February 22, 2016 8:17 tahls
 
TMR_Brooke: 
That's one for our licencing team - PM us on facebook and we'll have a response for you tomorrow facebook.com/tmrqld
  TMR_Brooke
8:17
[Comment From LiamLiam: ] 
Its obviously not a car mod but I would like to know if i can buy a 1300cc yamaha motorcycle and fit a restrictor to restrict it to the maximum of 650cc if it is legal for a learner to ride?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:17 Liam
 
Molly: 
Please pm our facebook page and we will get back to you.
  Molly
8:18
[Comment From JohnJohn: ] 
What is the minimum tyre tread depth (and is it measured in the "middle" of the tyre or at the shallowest point across the tyre) or are you able to just rely on the tread depth indicator?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:18 John
 
TMR_Martin: 
Shallowest point across the tyre.
  TMR_Martin
8:18
[Comment From JonJon: ] 
If I replace my front seats with approved aftermarket seats and do not have to modify my seat rails to fit them, do I still need a mod plate?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:18 Jon
 
Molly: 
Need a mod plate - LK1
  Molly
8:18
[Comment From JasonJason: ] 
If a brand new vehicle has 2 cat convertors can you remove one providing the vehicle still met emissions? If so what emissions regulation would it have to meet?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:18 Jason
 
TMR_Martin: 
The cat converters are fitted to meet emissions standards.
  TMR_Martin
8:18
[Comment From PalmerPalmer: ] 
Can you have the exhaust exit out the side of a ute behind the door or does it have to be behind the tail gate?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:18 Palmer
 
Molly: 
40mm beyound the rear most point of the floor pan and exiting to the right.
  Molly
8:18
[Comment From jasejase: ] 
how many spot lights are allowed
Monday February 22, 2016 8:18 jase
 
TMR_Brooke: 
No more than 4
  TMR_Brooke
8:18
[Comment From ZedZed: ] 
Are diff drops legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:18 Zed
 
TMR_Martin: 
No
  TMR_Martin
8:19
[Comment From Moto2Moto2: ] 
Are slip on exhausts for motorcycles ok?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:19 Moto2
 
Molly: 
As long as they meet noise emission requirements.
  Molly
8:19
[Comment From ShaunShaun: ] 
Can I remove my drivers airbag and replace with after market steering wheel?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:19 Shaun
 
Molly: 
No
  Molly
8:19
[Comment From MorrieMorrie: ] 
How many windows have to be operational in my car to be roadworthy
Monday February 22, 2016 8:19 Morrie
 
Molly: 
50% of the windows and the drivers window must work.
  Molly
8:20
[Comment From JohnyJohny: ] 
My cars vin plate says it's a 5 seater but registered as a 7 seater do I need a mod plate to down grade?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:20 Johny
 
TMR_Martin: 
If you only have five seats, you can go into a CSC and get the details amended.
  TMR_Martin
8:20
[Comment From sarasara: ] 
Are door mounted seat belts legal if it can from factory ?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:20 sara
 
Molly: 
it meets manufacturers specs.
  Molly
8:20
[Comment From QuinnyQuinny: ] 
Do I need a mod plate for fitting a turbo to a diesel patrol
Monday February 22, 2016 8:20 Quinny
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes if it is after market
  TMR_Martin
8:20
[Comment From MitchMitch: ] 
Do i need mod plate for 2 inch body lift? I have gone 2 inch bigger in tyre size
Monday February 22, 2016 8:20 Mitch
 
TMR_Brooke: 
You do LS1910
  TMR_Brooke
8:21
[Comment From Jason BJason B: ] 
What is the recomended length for a pair of fluffy dice to be suspended from the revision mirror
Monday February 22, 2016 8:21 Jason B
 
Molly: 
Anything hanging from the rear view mirror that distracts the driver is not legal
  Molly
8:21
[Comment From ZedZed: ] 
Can i fit a 6 inch lift and 37 inch tyres
Monday February 22, 2016 8:21 Zed
 
Molly: 
Please pm our facebook page and we will get back to you.
  Molly
8:22
[Comment From StancepotatoracingStancepotatoracing: ] 
Wanting to put an sr20det into my ke70 corolla, what would i need todo?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:22 Stancepotatoracing
 
Molly: 
Need an LA2 mod plate
  Molly
8:22
[Comment From LucyLucy: ] 
Are automatic fire retardant systems legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:22 Lucy
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes.
  TMR_Martin
8:22
[Comment From quackaquacka: ] 
Can I turbo a car on my p plates if it is still under 125km/t
Monday February 22, 2016 8:22 quacka
 
Molly: 
Please pm our facebook page and we will get back to you
  Molly
8:23
[Comment From DylanDylan: ] 
Neon windscreen wipers legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:23 Dylan
 
TMR_Martin: 
No
  TMR_Martin
8:23
[Comment From BobBob: ] 
LED light bars where can they legally be fitted? On a 4WD? Bull Bar, Roof, roll bar (on a style side ute) Is there a maximum number you can have fitted? Can you have extra LED Lights for reversing?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:23 Bob
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Follow this link for more info http://bit.ly/1OIt2Nv
  TMR_Brooke
8:23
[Comment From MattMatt: ] 
Can I have a 2 inch lift with a 2 inch body lift with 33 inch tyres on a 2014 model SR5 Toyota Hilux legally?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:23 Matt
 
TMR_Martin: 
Probably not please contact vehicle standards for a more detailed answer.
  TMR_Martin
8:24
[Comment From kevkev: ] 
what is the max hight limit 4x4
Monday February 22, 2016 8:24 kev
 
Molly: 
Max 50mm on your tyre. 50 mm in a suspesion and with a mod plate - LS9 and 10. You can have a max of a 50mm lift
  Molly
8:24
[Comment From MonkeyMonkey: ] 
Do you need a mod plate for a bigger turbo
Monday February 22, 2016 8:24 Monkey
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes
  TMR_Martin
8:25
[Comment From HayleyHayley: ] 
Can you retrofit HID bulbs to a car that didn't come with them from the factory?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:25 Hayley
 
TMR_Martin: 
No.
  TMR_Martin
8:25
[Comment From BenBen: ] 
Are fibreglass front guards legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:25 Ben
 
Molly: 
Depending on the age of the vehicle and the ADRs the vehicle meets. See the LH mod code for requirements.
  Molly
8:25
[Comment From JasonJason: ] 
Are James Bond style revolving number plates allowed if all the plates are the same and registered correctly.
Monday February 22, 2016 8:25 Jason
 
TMR_Martin: 
No.
  TMR_Martin
8:25
[Comment From MervkMervk: ] 
Will my question re multiple registrations be answered tonight, or is that for a different night?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:25 Mervk
 
Molly: 
Please PM our Facebook page and we will get back to you.
  Molly
8:26
[Comment From MoshMosh: ] 
I am getting on my opens in may. Can I buy a turbo charged car before then and drive it with an exemption if it is classified as a high powered vehicle and not a moderate power vehicle?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:26 Mosh
 
Molly: 
Please pM our facebook page and we will get back to you
  Molly
8:27
[Comment From Joe is a body lift in a ranger 4x4 illegalJoe is a body lift in a ranger 4x4 illegal: ] 
Is a body lift illegal in a 4x4 ranger
Monday February 22, 2016 8:27 Joe is a body lift in a ranger 4x4 illegal
 
Molly: 
long as you can get certification from an engineer that the ESC is not affected.
  Molly
8:27
[Comment From ShaunShaun: ] 
If my car was manufactured with headlamp washers, if I install an after market bullbar must the bullbar allow for headlamp washers?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:27 Shaun
 
Molly: 
Yes. it must continue to work
  Molly
8:27
[Comment From Are bullbar rod holders legalAre bullbar rod holders legal: ] 
Are bullbar rod holders legal
Monday February 22, 2016 8:27 Are bullbar rod holders legal
 
TMR_Brooke: 
They are - fixed to the left, no more than 4 rods, the rods can't obstruct your lights an the holder must be either removed or retracted behind the profile of the bull bar when not in use
  TMR_Brooke
8:27
[Comment From ZedZed: ] 
Can i have a light bar for reverse light?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:27 Zed
 
TMR_Martin: 
Reverse lights cannot exceed ADR
  TMR_Martin
8:28
[Comment From JayJay: ] 
My back windscreen tint has a lot of bubbles in it. Is this roadworthy?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:28 Jay
 
TMR_Brooke: 
If it impacts your vision, it is not roadworthy
  TMR_Brooke
8:28
[Comment From WezWez: ] 
Hi I have a car with a vin plate that says 5 seater but it's registered as a 7 seated. Do I need a mod to go back to 5 seater
Monday February 22, 2016 8:28 Wez
 
TMR_Martin: 
If your car has five seats, you can go to a CSC and update your vehicles details
  TMR_Martin
8:28
[Comment From SICSIC: ] 
Are fender eliminators on motorcycles now allowed?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:28 SIC
 
Molly: 
Please see M4.1 in the Vehicle standards instruction on the TMR website this will explain all the standards.
  Molly
8:29
[Comment From QuinnyQuinny: ] 
What's the darkest window tint you can have
Monday February 22, 2016 8:29 Quinny
 
Molly: 
T35
  Molly
8:29
[Comment From NyseNyse: ] 
Is it legal to put a blow off valve on a turbo holden cruze
Monday February 22, 2016 8:29 Nyse
 
TMR_Brooke: 
As long as it is plumbed back into the intake system
  TMR_Brooke
8:29
[Comment From PalmerPalmer: ] 
Can you still mod plate a rollcage for on the road
Monday February 22, 2016 8:29 Palmer
 
TMR_Martin: 
Yes, half cage only
  TMR_Martin
8:30
[Comment From tahlstahls: ] 
can I use HIDs if I can control them from in the car but they're not self leveling
Monday February 22, 2016 8:30 tahls
 
Molly: 
HID lights must meet the ADRs and the requirement is to have self leveling and self cleaning
  Molly
8:30
[Comment From SPR ConsultantSPR Consultant: ] 
Stickers on the rear window, Yay or nay?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:30 SPR Consultant
 
TMR_Brooke: 
If they impact your vision - nay
  TMR_Brooke
8:30
[Comment From HellrodHellrod: ] 
Can my daughter drive a 32 ford hot rod on p plates with a v8 motor
Monday February 22, 2016 8:30 Hellrod
 
Molly: 
Please pm our facebook page and we will get back to you
  Molly
8:30
[Comment From HaydenHayden: ] 
Are bullbar rod holders legal
Monday February 22, 2016 8:30 Hayden
 
TMR_Brooke: 
Yes however it must be either removed or retracted behind the profile of the bull bar when not in use
  TMR_Brooke
8:30
[Comment From JessJess: ] 
Thanks Molly, how do I pm you?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:30 Jess
 
TMR_Martin: 
facebook.com/TMRqld
  TMR_Martin
8:30
[Comment From harryharry: ] 
Are 4 point harnesses street legal?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:30 harry
 
TMR_Martin: 
If they meet the Australian standards.
  TMR_Martin
8:31
[Comment From MittyMitty: ] 
If my diesel car rolls coal will it pass emissions testing?
Monday February 22, 2016 8:31 Mitty
 
Molly: 
no
  Molly
8:31
[Comment From BenBen: ] 
what is the lowest legal ride height for a car in qld
Monday February 22, 2016 8:31 Ben
 
Molly: 
100mm fully laden
  Molly
8:32
TMR_Brooke: 
And that's it! Thank you for all of your questions. We got through as many as we could, we'll keep working to respond to the remaining questions in the coming days. Stay tuned facebook.com/tmrqld

You can also email vehicle standards on vehiclestandards@tmr.qld.gov.au
Monday February 22, 2016 8:32 TMR_Brooke