New rules for getting repaired write-offs back on the road

4 August 2011

A Roads and Traffic Authority spokesperson today announced new rules for repairing written-off vehicles which will improve road safety and protect consumers when buying used vehicles.

The spokesperson said the reforms will ensure repaired write-offs are repaired properly so they can get back on the road safely.

“This is good news for road users and will give the community greater certainty when it comes to buying used cars,” the spokesperson said.

“From 1 August all written-off vehicles eligible for repair need to have a certificate of compliance from their licensed repairer to be reregistered.

“The certificate of compliance states the vehicle has been repaired to required safety standards.

“The changes have been developed in consultation with the Motor Traders Association, the NSW Police and the NSW Department of Fair Trading.

“They represent a push to clamp down on organised crime selling severely damaged vehicles to unsuspecting buyers, which are often repaired using stolen parts and dangerous practices,” the spokesperson said.

For more information about the changes visit the written-off vehicle page of the Roads and Traffic Authority website at

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