This rule sets out the key aspects of the operator rating system. The rating of operators will allow NZ Transport Agency compliance units, and police enforcement units, to focus on operators of vehicles covered by the rule.
The rule and its amendments (which are available by clicking on the links below) have not yet been brought into force.
The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:
Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed. These versions of the questions and answers are not updated to take into account any later amendments to the rule and are retained for historic interest only.
The new amendment Rules signed by the Minister of Transport (the Minister) are:
These amendment Rules make changes to 11 Land Transport Rules. They were consulted on as part of the draft Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2008 (the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule).
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into separate amendment Rules. A further amendment Rule consulted on in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment (No 2) 2008, was signed in December 2008, with provisions coming into force on two separate dates, 15 January and 1 April 2009.
The amendment Rules make relatively minor changes to Rules. The amendments are required:
Ten of these Rules come into force on 7 May 2009. Land Transport Rule: Operator Safety Rating Amendment 2009 will be brought into effect by Gazette notice.
Yes. In August 2008, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) advised about 1500 groups and individuals registered on the Rules consultation database, by letter or email, of the proposed changes and invited them to make submissions. Printed copies of the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule and the summary of the proposed changes were made available to people on request. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule and information material were also available on the NZTA