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.
Note that these amendment Rules come into force on 1 June 2019.
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Heavy vehicle drivers will no longer need to retrofit outdated pressure gauges under recent amendments to the Land Transport Rules.
Questions and answers about the Omnibus [PDF, 161 KB]
Announcement in the Gazette(external link)
Updated 18 April 2019