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Land Transport Rule: Driver Licensing Amendment 2019

The Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on proposed amendments to the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999.

Read the media release regarding this consultation

In the interest of good government, openness and transparency, the complete cabinet paper can be viewed here:
Cabinet paper: Public consultation for amendments to the driver licensing rule(external link)

Proposed amendment Rule

The proposed amendments will:

  • simplify and standardise the driver licensing system
  • facilitate the move to a digital licensing environment
  • improve the customer’s experience
  • support the productivity of the commercial driving sector
  • strengthen the driver training and testing regime.

Consultation documents

This consultation, for your comment, has two parts:

Please read the overview carefully and consider the effects that the proposed Rule and regulation changes would have on you or your organisation.

The draft amendment Rule sets out only the proposed Rule changes and should be read together with the latest consolidated Driver Licensing Rule.

What are we seeking your feedback on?

The Transport Agency welcomes your comments on the proposed Rule changes set out in this overview and in the draft amendment Rule. When you provide your feedback, it would be helpful if you would consider and comment on the following:

  • What impact would the proposals have, and on whom? The Transport Agency is particularly interested in your comments on any costs (to you or to your organisation) of implementing the proposals.
  • Would any groups or individuals, in particular, be disadvantaged by the proposals, and how?
  • Would any groups or individuals, in particular, benefit from the proposals, and how?
  • Are there any implementation or compliance issues that would need to be considered?
  • Are there any concerns that safety might be compromised by the proposed changes? Can you provide examples?

Wherever possible, when making your comments, please provide examples to illustrate your point.

Each proposal also includes a subset of questions that pertain to the specific proposal.

If you wish to comment on this draft Rule, please see the page headed ‘Making a submission’. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 3 May 2019.