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Taxi driver protection screens

A licence holder/operator is required to provide or cause to be provided a driver protection screen (screen) if requested by a driver (for use at any time).

However, the licence holder/operator is not subject to this requirement if there is no commercially available screen for the particular make and model of vehicle.

Please note the Taxi Services Commission no longer approves taxi driver protection screens, but any screen fitted must be suitable for installation into the particular make/model and must not compromise the vehicle's compliance with the Australian Design Rules (ADRs).  

Any ADR assessment must have regard to the operation of vehicle airbags.

Engineers who are signatories to the Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme (VASS) administered by VicRoads are qualified to carry out ADR assessments. A list of VASS engineers can be found on the VicRoads website at: www.vicroads.vic.gov.au. VicRoads (Vehicle Compliance and Safety) can be contacted on telephone 03 9854 2666.