This rule sets out standards and safety requirements for lighting equipment that is fitted to a vehicle (including a pedal cycle), to allow the vehicle to be operated safely and not endanger the safety of other road users.
The rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below.
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2015 - Not yet in force
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2015 was signed on 22 September 2015.
This amendment Rule will come into force on 1 November 2015.
The consolidated Rule currently available on the NZ Transport Agency’s website does NOT include the changes in the above amendment Rule.
The consolidated Rule will be updated by the date the changes come into force.
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