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Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018

In August 2018, the NZ Transport Agency consulted, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on proposed changes to Land Transport Rules, set out in Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018 ('the Omnibus').

Consultation on the proposed changes was carried out to ensure that legislation was sound and robust and that the Rule development process took account of the views of, and the impact on, people affected by proposed Rule changes.

The Transport Agency received a total of 41 submissions on the proposed changes and the issues that were raised during consultation were analysed and taken into account in preparing final draft amendment Rules for the Minister of Transport's consideration.

Read the Summary of submissions [PDF, 322 KB] report which include responses to the points raised.

Rules amended by the Omnibus

  1. Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999
  2. Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004
  3. Land Transport Rule: Fuel Consumption Information 2008
  4. Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006
  5. Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles 2004
  6. Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes 2002
  7. Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2017
  8. Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles 1999
  9. Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017
  10. Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004
  11. Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001
  12. Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016
  13. Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004
  14. Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004
  15. Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002

Final amendment Rules

Note that these amendment Rules come into force on 1 June 2019.

  1. Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2019
  2. Land Transport (Road User) Amendment Rule 2019
  3. Land Transport Rule: Fuel Consumption Information Amendment 2019
  4. Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019
  5. Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles Amendment 2019
  6. Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019
  7. Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing Amendment 2019
  8. Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles Amendment 2019
  9. Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits Amendment 2019
  10. Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices Amendment 2019
  11. Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2019
  12. Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2019
  13. Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2019
  14. Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2019
  15. Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019

Transport Agency media releases

Coming soon: new rules for councils (18 April 2019)
Councils may have to create bylaws to bring effect to recent amendments to the Land Transport Rules – particularly around enforcement for signs and electric vehicle parking.

Coming soon: new rules for motorcyclists (18 April 2019)
Learner riders may soon be able to use electric motorcycles under recent amendments to the Land Transport Rules.

Coming soon: new rules for cyclists (18 April 2019)
Cyclists will soon be required to have a headlamp which can be seen at least 200 metres away under recent amendments to the Land Transport Rules.

Coming soon: new rules for truckies (18 April 2019)
Heavy vehicle drivers will no longer need to retrofit outdated pressure gauges under recent amendments to the Land Transport Rules.

Related information

Questions and answers about the Omnibus [PDF, 161 KB]

Announcement in the Gazette(external link)

 

Updated 18 April 2019

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