If a vehicle defect compliance notice has expired and the defect has not been rectified, the vehicle will need to be towed to a repairer or a vehicle inspection station
If it is not possible to arrange a vehicle inspection within 14 days of the compliance notice expiry date, you should surrender the number plates (vehicle licence plates) at any of our Driver and Vehicle Services Centre or regional Agents. The inspection to re-license the vehicle is the same as the inspection to clear a compliance notice.
1. The vehicle to which this notice is affixed does not comply with the provisions of the regulations or the rules made under the Land Transport Act 1998. Reasons for that belief, and any conditions relating to the operation of the vehicle, are set out in the notice issued to the owner or driver of the vehicle.
Received plenty of these when I was younger with my hotted up cars!
there was a yellow sticker placed on the window of the van that was rear ended. I couldn’t read it, but does anyone have any idea of what it’s for?
To have an interstate compliance notice cleared, or a new one issued, the vehicle should be presented at an authorised place of inspection in any Australian Jurisdiction. Advice may be sought concerning any further action required.
I just noticed another traffic accident outside my place. A rear ended involving a ute and a van. I noticed that shortly after the police, fire, and ambulance arrived, there was a yellow sticker placed on the window of the van that was rear ended. I couldn’t read it, but does anyone have any idea of what it’s for?
What to do if you can not get your vehicle inspected within 14 days of expiry
If the vehicle becomes unlicensed (unregistered), a temporary movement permit is required.
3. You may, however, continue to drive this vehicle if permitted by the notice referred to in paragraph 1.
The fee is charged to offset the costs of inspecting vehicles for the purposes of licensing. The fee varies based on the type of vehicle, its size, number of axles and whether it is motorised or not.
Depending on the extent and nature of any outstanding defects and the opinion of the Examiner about the time required to complete repairs, a new work order may be granted from the time the vehicle is presented to the Examiner. However, road safety will always be a major consideration in determining whether to grant an extension.
A compliance notice was issued against my vehicle and the licence has now expired.
The driver of a vehicle on a road where a compliance notice has expired and the vehicle fault for which a compliance notice was issued has not been repaired commits an offence.
You will need to pay an inspection fee, which entitles you to one full inspection only. These fees are not between Authorised Inspection Stations.
In Western Australia, a compliance notice can be issued by a:
A compliance notice (or yellow sticker, defect notice, work order) means your vehicle cannot be driven on Western Australian roads after the expiry date shown on the notice. Find out what to do about a compliance notice so your vehicle can be used again.
Refer to Get my vehicle inspected or moved to find out more.
Notices ordering a vehicle off the road (pink sticker, green sticker and yellow sticker)
Provided that the vehicle is currently licensed (and therefore covered by Motor Injury Insurance (MII)), a vehicle with an expired compliance notice may be driven to the nearest inspection centre from the place of repair without a temporary movement permit. It may not be used on road for any other purpose.
An Examiner can order a vehicle off the road immediately if they consider that its defects make it too dangerous to be driven on the road.
I also noticed the fire department checking the engine bay of the car that was rear ended (no front end damage on this vehicle).
If your number plates (vehicle licence plates) are returned, you must obtain temporary movement permit to drive the vehicle to a place of inspection for inspection.
(c) the vehicle inspector has issued new evidence of vehicle inspection for the vehicle and it is displayed on the vehicle.
Before you arrange for your vehicle to be inspected, you should ensure it is roadworthy. At an Authorised Inspection Station your vehicle will be inspected for all defects, not just for the defects shown on the compliance notice.
it could also be a sticker so the owner can move the vehicle away from where it is
A compliance notice may be issued or cleared in any other Australian Jurisdiction, regardless of where the vehicle is licensed, or the notice is issued. A reciprocal arrangement between the Jurisdictions ensures that any action in respect of a compliance notice is notified by the issuing authority to the home Jurisdiction and vice versa.
If your vehicle has not been fully inspected within 14 days of the expiry date of a compliance notice, you will be issued with a first and final notice. This requires you to have your vehicle inspected or surrender the licence plates.
4. It is an offence to remove, obscure, or render indistinguishable this notice if it is affixed to the vehicle. It is an offence, unless otherwise stated in the notice issued to the driver or owner of the vehicle, to use the vehicle on any road before the conditions specified in paragraph 2 have been met. You are liable on conviction for either offence to a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Rectangular yellow sticker is warning sticker for an Undeployed Airbag.
4. It is an offence to remove, obscure, or render indistinguishable this notice before new evidence of vehicle inspection for the vehicle has been obtained. It is also an offence to drive this vehicle (other than in circumstances outlined in paragraph 3) before new evidence of vehicle inspection has been obtained for, and is displayed on, the vehicle. You are liable on conviction for either offence to a fine not exceeding $10,000.
(b) the vehicle inspector is satisfied that the vehicle is in a safe condition for driving on the road; and
Disconnecting the battery to prevent any sparks from occuring or any more airbags going off.
A yellow sticker is affixed to a vehicle that appears to be abandoned or is in a place it should be moved from quickly, e.g. a motorway hard shoulder. It notifies other police officers that the vehicle has been seen and acknowledged. Police usually give between 24-48 hours for the owner to remove it before it is towed.
*3. In accordance with section 115(2A) of the Land Transport Act 1998, this notice remains in force until the enforcement officer identified in the notice issued to the driver or owner of the vehicle has been notified in writing that the vehicle complies with the regulations and rules or with the particular requirement of the regulations or the rules.
If the vehicle licence expires, the number plates must be surrendered and returned to the Director General (your nearest Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) centre) within 15 days to prevent an infringement being issued for failing to return the number plates.
For a list of heavy vehicle defect categories, see this guide.
Details of the compliance notice and the vehicle are recorded by both the Jurisdiction in which the vehicle is licensed (registered) and the Jurisdiction in which the compliance notice is issued.
Vehicles found to be unroadworthy are issued with a compliance notice (sometimes referred to as a yellow sticker, defect notice or work order) and must be inspected at an Authorised Inspection Station
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A pink sticker is affixed to an unsafe vehicle, and the vehicle has been ordered off the road, i.e. it is not to be driven at all until rechecked and issued with a valid certificate of fitness or warrant of fitness. If clause 1A is not crossed out, the officer believes that the vehicle’s noise exceeds 95dB for a light passenger vehicle (car, MPV, minibus, ute or van) first registered in New Zealand before 1 June 2008 or manufactured before 1 January 1985, or 90dB if a vehicle was manufactured on or after 1 January 1985 and registered in NZ after 1 June 2008. Motorbikes have a 96dB limit if less than or equal to 125cc or 100dB if more than 125cc. 100dB is twice as loud as 90dB.
Provided the vehicle is licensed (registered), and then only if the vehicle fault for which the Compliance Notice was issued has been rectified, the vehicle may be driven to an Authorised Inspection Station to be inspected.
2. This vehicle is to be removed from the road and is not to be driven on any road until—
I’ve seen vehicles by the side of the road with “POLICE AWARE” on them. I’ve never stopped to see if underneath it says, in small writing, “…so stop flapping calling us about it!”.
(a) it has been inspected by a vehicle inspector who is an employee of an authorised vehicle inspection agent who does not repair vehicles (other than to replace light bulbs and windscreen wiper blades) in the course of business; and
Getting a vehicle to an inspection centre once a compliance notice has expired
A green sticker is affixed to a vehicle which has compliance issues, i.e. it doesn’t meet the rules and regulations to be driven on the road in New Zealand. The vehicle may be able to be driven away with some conditions, or if the fix can be effected on the side of the road. If not, the vehicle must be tested and issued a new WoF.
Well the car crashed, and it didn’t get used, so I guess technically it is now unemployed 😉
The vehicle licence can not be renewed until the vehicle has been inspected and the compliance notice is cleared.
If you have sold, or otherwise disposed of the vehicle, you must notify us of the new owner to ensure that vehicle licence renewals are directed to the new owner.
1. It is believed by an enforcement officer that this vehicle is not in a safe condition to be driven on the road, and it has been ordered off the road by a notice given by the enforcement officer to the driver or owner of the vehicle.
Police can order your vehicle off the road if they suspect it’s not roadworthy or it’s unsafe by issuing a green or pink sticker. If a vehicle has been abandoned on the motorway then a yellow sticker indicates to other officers the vehicle has been attended to.
The label must not be removed by the vehicle owner. The owner must arrange for transport to a vehicle inspector who will test it and issue a new Warrant of Fitness.
To have a compliance notice cleared/removed, you must arrange for your vehicle to be inspected at an Authorised Inspection Station within 14 days of the expiry date on the compliance notice. To find a centre or station near you, refer to vehicle inspection locations
1A. In addition, an enforcement officer believes that the vehicle does not comply with the rules regarding the level of exhaust noise emitted by the vehicle. The vehicle’s exhaust system must be tested and certified under the low volume vehicle code as not exceeding the applicable decibel standard before new evidence of vehicle inspection can be issued for the vehicle.
Wardens operating with the Dealer Compliance Unit issue green stickers to vehicles located within the premises of a motor vehicle dealer. Green stickers prohibit the sale of the vehicle except for the purposes of wrecking.
I also noticed the fire department checking the engine bay of the car that was rear ended (no front end damage on this vehicle). Anyone have any idea of why he’s doing that too?
The defects specified in the vehicle defect compliance notice have first been rectified. The vehicle is being taken, for the purpose of being inspected, by the shortest most practical route from the place where the defects have been rectified, directly to the nearest place established by the Director General for the Department of Transport for the inspection of vehicles.
The vehicle in question is currently licensed. A temporary movement permit cannot be issued to a licensed vehicle.
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A person selling a vehicle through a dealer under a consignment agreement that is issued a green sticker will be responsible for the cost of repairs and the removal of the vehicle from the motor vehicle dealer’s premises.
Police Officer. Licensing Vehicle Examiner. Authorised Vehicle Examiner. Wardens operating with the Dealer Compliance Unit. Wardens operating with the Omnibus Section of Licensing. Authorised school bus inspectors.
Wardens operating with the Road Transport Compliance Unit. Authorised Regional Coordinators operating in rural areas of W.A.
2. Under the provisions of section 115(1)(a) of the Land Transport Act 1998 you are directed that this vehicle is to be removed from the road and is not to be driven on a road until— (a) the defects have been eliminated: *(b) the vehicle’s exhaust system has been tested and certified under the low volume vehicle code as not exceeding the applicable decibel standard: *(c) a vehicle inspector, who is an employee of an authorised vehicle inspection agent, who does not repair vehicles (other than to replace light bulbs and windscreen wiper blades) in the course of business, has inspected the vehicle, is satisfied that the vehicle is no longer defective, and has issued new evidence of a vehicle inspection, which is displayed on the vehicle.
Failure to comply may result in the seizure of your number plates (vehicle licence plates) and the issue of an infringement notice. A notice requiring you to return the number plates (vehicle licence plates) will be produced if a vehicle has not been fully inspected within 28 days of the compliance notice expiry date. Once this occurs, the vehicle licence (registration) may not be renewed until the vehicle has been inspected and the compliance notice is cleared.
Clearing or issuing a new compliance notice in another Australian jurisdiction
Use of a vehicle on or after the time and date specified on the compliance notice is strictly prohibited unless:
Usually disconnecting the battery to remove any potential of sparks or shock.
I couldn’t read it, but does anyone have any idea of what it’s for?
Forums Archive Automotive On the road Accident – Yellow stickers on cars
Was a tow truck there? I remember in the last accident our car was involved, the police put a tow permit or something like that there. I have checked the photos I took and it is yellow in color.