AnswerID: 470468 Submitted: Sunday, Nov 20, 2011 at 07:53
I looked into this issue at length when I fiited an auto-tune antenna to the bull-bar some years ago. Even to the point where I contacted the relevant Goverment Minister. What it established was that (in NSW) providing it met the requirements of VSI which related to fitting it to the bull-bar then it was fine - well at least from that perspective.
The issue remains that it could still be detemined that it is obstructing vision, another matter altogether. I now have the Codan 3040 auto-tune, a great unit that fits to the bull-bar were a winch would normally be located - and it works very well.
they are banned from being located on the bull-bar. And as for police and other emergency vehicles, they have special approval for bull-bar mounting.
I think the issue around mounting on the bull-bar will be in the event of an accident where it could be argued that the antenna obstructed the view. You may find yourself defending yourself against the law, and an insurance company. This is the reason I changed mine.
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