Land Transport Rule

Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2013

Rule 32015/3

Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006, which includes previous Rule amendments.

Contents

Objective of the Rule

Extent of consultation

Section 1     Application

Section 2     Amendments to Rule requirements

Section 3     Amendments to Schedules

Schedule



Objective of the Rule

Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2013 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006 (the Heavy-vehicle Brakes Rule or the Rule). The Heavy-vehicle Brakes Rule specifies requirements to ensure that heavy vehicles and heavy-vehicle combinations can brake safely, with balanced brake performance, at any road-legal load condition.

The objective of the amendment Rule is to make changes to the Heavy-vehicle Brakes Rule that:


Extent of consultation

For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Heavy-vehicle Brakes Rule and eight other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2013 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into nine separate amendment Rules, including this Rule.

The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2400 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended. The Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZ Transport Agency’s Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also made available on the NZ Transport Agency’s website. The availability of the amendment proposals for comment was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and in the New Zealand Gazette.

The NZ Transport Agency received 22 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which nine commented on the proposed amendments to the Heavy-vehicle Brakes Rule.

The submissions received were taken into account in finalising this amendment Rule following which it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.

Section 1     Application

1.1     Title

This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2013.

1.2    Commencement

This Rule comes into force on 1 January 2014.

1.3    Scope of Rule

This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006.

Section 2     Amendments to Rule requirements

2.1    Requirements for different types of brake

After clause 2.3(9A), insert:


2.2     Reservoir capacity

In clause 3.6(1A), replace “or (b)” with “, (b) or (e)”.


Section 3     Amendments to Schedules

3.1     Amendments to Schedule 5

Schedule

Figure 1: New Figure 1, Schedule 5

[Reference 3.1(12)]

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Figure 2: New Figure 2, Schedule 5

[Reference 3.1(13)]

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Land Transport Rule - Heavy-Vehicle Brakes Amendment 2013 - Rule 32015/3
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi