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Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019

The Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019.

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: Proposed consultation for mandating anti-lock braking systems for motorcycles(external link)

Proposed amendment Rule

The proposed amendment Rule requires all motorcycles entering service in New Zealand after a specified date to be equipped with either an anti-lock braking system or a combined braking system (subject to some exceptions). It also removes a requirement for twinned-wheel motor tricycles to be fitted with a park brake.

The Summary of proposals (overview) accompanies, and sets in context, the public consultation (yellow) draft of Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment [2019]. 

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 Light-vehicle Brakes Rule.

What are we seeking your feedback on?

The Transport Agency welcomes your comments on the proposed Rule changes set out in the overview and in the 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?

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

If you wish to comment on this draft Rule, please see the section below headed ‘Making a submission’ for details on how to do this. The deadline for submissions is 5pm Friday 26 April 2019.