John Brett

John is a professional engineer with 50 years experience.

John has designed and built many cars, trucks, and vehicle assembly facilities.

John has worked on design of roads, bridges, cranes, transmission towers, and buildings, and operation, maintenance and upgrade of hydro and gas turbine power stations.

John was a LVV Certifier for 13 years. John has long been a whistle-blower, expressing the view that the LVV system is dangerously deficient. John’s authority was revoked in December 2012.

John rides a 1992 Yamaha FJ1200ABS, and is also a keen road and off road cyclist.


“The LVVTA has brought it to my attention that statements I have made in relation to it and its employees may have been perceived as defamatory.

I sincerely regret that and apologise for any harm caused. I have taken down the statements identified by the LVVTA of concern to it.

I have strong views about the low volume vehicle certification process and intend in the future to direct my energies into the public inquiry now being held in relation to it.”

John Brett 7th October 2015


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Unit Seats

Detailed Drawings and Stress calculations for UNIT SEATS were prepared in 2003

Unit Seats

The Unit system built from standardized components, either in Steel or Aluminium alloy.
The Unit System provides three point dual sensitive lap/diagonal seat-belts for each occupant, within the seating system.
(NO Seatbelt anchorages required on the vehicle floor, or sidewalls)
The Unit system also provides ISO child restraint points for each seat
The Unit system mounts directly to the VEHICLE CHASSIS RAIL FLANGES without need for any ‘Overfloor Mounting system’.
(The ‘Overfloor Mounting system” in Standard 185-00 has never been proven by test or calculation, and involves extensive work to install under vehicles, such as removal, relocation of fuel tanks, exhaust systems, spare wheel carriers etc.)
The Unit system can easily be adapted to any make of van, and installed by anyone who can install bolts and nuts.
The Unit system meets ADR seat and seatbelt sytandards, and LVV Seat Std 185-00 Clause 1.2(4), and LVV Seatbelt Std 175.00 Clause 1.2(4).

The Unit system has never been presented to the LVVTA for approval.