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A Pocket Guide to Car Overloading Rules in Australia

A Pocket Guide to Car Overloading Rules in Australia

Picture this: you're revving up for a road trip across the vast landscapes of Australia, but before you toss in everything but the kitchen sink, let's talk car overloading rules. In the spirit of keeping your adventure not just thrilling but also compliant, here's your bite-sized guide to the weighty matters of the road.

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM)

Every car has a magic number called Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM). It's the superhero cap, dictating the maximum weight your car can carry – passengers, cargo, and all. Exceeding this limit isn't just a rule-breaker move; it's a safety compromise that may lead to fines.

Tow Ball Mass (TBM)

Towing a trailer or caravan? Enter Tow Ball Mass (TBM), the weight allowed on the tow ball without causing mayhem. Overload the TBM, and you're in for unstable towing and brakes that might just throw a tantrum.

Load Restraint

Load restraint is like a seatbelt for your cargo – necessary to prevent items from playing "fall-off-the-truck." Properly securing your load avoids fines and keeps everyone on the road safe.

Penalties for Overloading

Here's the part we all dread – penalties. Fines and demerit points can hit your wallet and driving record. They're the unwelcome passengers you didn't invite on your journey.

Ignorance isn't bliss on Australian roads. Stay informed, drive safe, and make your journey enjoyable and stress-free. Before you hit the road, check in with local transport authorities in your state or territory.

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