This Technical Guide documents the recommended fitment of Audible Reverse Warning Devices to all Heavy Vehicles. The technical guide provides guidance to manufacturers of heavy vehicles on recommended practice when fitting reversing alarms. It also provides guidance to owners wishing to update in service vehicles by the retrofitting of alarms.

This document reflects Coronial recommendations following an inquest into an accidental death. The fitment of audible and/or visual reverse warning devices is a common practice on heavy trucks, it is however not a mandated requirement by Federal (Australian Design Rule) or State Vehicle Standards for heavy trailers.

This Guide has been prepared by, the Truck Industry Council (TIC) in consultation with key parties and recommends that vehicle manufacturers fit reversing alarms to all new heavy road vehicles with the wiring required to support the alarms as a part of their manufacturing process.

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