Land Transport Rule
Frontal Impact Amendment 2010
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Frontal Impact 2001, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Land Transport Rule: Frontal Impact Amendment 2010 amends Land Transport Rule: Frontal Impact 2001 (the Rule), which provides that the performance of a motor vehicle in relation to frontal impact must not be impaired by such factors as corrosion or structural damage, and requires specified vehicles to comply with an approved frontal impact standard.
The objective of this amendment Rule is to make changes to the Rule that are required:
- to clarify that Land Transport Rule: Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages 2002 will prevail over the Rule in determining the requirements relating to seatbelts in vehicles required to comply with frontal impact standards;
- to update definitions in the Rule in line with changes to other transport legislation.
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to Land Transport Rule: Frontal Impact 2001 and eight other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single draft Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2009 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule).
On 13 November 2009, the NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to about 1800 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZ Transport Agency Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also available on the NZ Transport Agency website. The availability of the draft for comment was publicised in the metropolitan daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, selected regional daily newspapers and in the New Zealand Gazette. The NZ Transport Agency received 257 submissions on the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which seven commented on the proposed requirements in this amendment Rule.
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into nine separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in drafting this amendment Rule before it was submitted to the Minister of Transport for signing.
1.1(1) This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Frontal Impact Amendment 2010.
1.1(2) This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Frontal Impact 2001.
This Rule comes into force on 1 April 2010.
2.1(1) The Rule is amended by substituting “Agency” for “Director” and “Director of Land Transport Safety” where they appear in the following:
- (a) the Objective;
- (b) 4.6(4), 4.6(5) and 4.6(6).
2.1(2) Clause 1.4 is amended by inserting the following subclause:
- “1.4(3) If there is a conflict between a provision of this Rule and a provision of Land Transport Rule: Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages 2002, the provision of Land Transport Rule: Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages 2002 applies.”
Part 2 is amended by substituting the following definition for the definition of immigrant's vehicle:
- “Immigrant's vehicle means a motor vehicle that has been identified in writing, under Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007, or in accordance with Schedule 1 by the Agency or by an organisation appointed by the Agency under 4.6(5).
Part 3 is amended by substituting “Agency” for “Director” where it appears in Schedules 1 and 2.
Land Transport Rule - Frontal Impact Amendment 2010 - Rule 32006/4
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