Land Transport Rule
Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2005
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2005 amends Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001, which specifies safety requirements and standards for tyres and the assembly of tyres, wheels, hubs, and axles.
The objective of this amendment Rule is to update the standards for temporary-use (space-saver) tyres as a consequence of changes to the Australian Design Rules (ADRs). A review in 2003 of the ADRs resulted in the deletion of ADR 71, which was one of the standards incorporated by reference in Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001. Elements of some ADRs that were ‘partly deleted’ following the review were retained and transferred to ADR 42: General Safety Requirements, which was amended to become ADR 42/04. There are relevant requirements in the section in ADR 42/04 entitled 25: Tyre and rim selection. ADR 42/04 has, therefore, been incorporated into the Rule, in accordance with section 165 of the Land Transport Act 1998, to replace ADR 71.
For the purposes of consultation, a number of amendments proposed to Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001 and 12 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single draft Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2005 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). The changes proposed were intended mainly to convert remaining provisions in the Traffic Regulations 1976 to Rules, to update vehicle standards, to delete redundant provisions and clarify provisions and to correct some errors in Rules.
On 1 April 2005, Land Transport New Zealand (Land Transport NZ) sent a letter containing the Rule amendment proposals to about 2200 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended, and sought submissions on the proposed changes. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the Land Transport NZ Help Desk and was available together with Questions and Answers on the Land Transport NZ website. The availability of the draft was publicised in five metropolitan daily newspapers, Te Karere National News and the New Zealand Gazette. Land Transport NZ received 33 submissions on the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which one commented on the proposed amendment to the approved vehicle standards for tyres.
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in drafting the amendment Rules before the Rules were submitted to the Minister for Transport Safety for signing.
Documents that are 'incorporated by reference' in this Rule are available, on request, for inspection (free of charge) at the National Office of Land Transport NZ. Contact details for Land Transport NZ are listed at the front of this Rule.
1.1(1) This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2005 .
1.1(2) In this Rule, Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001 is called 'the principal Rule'.
This Rule comes into force on 15 September 2005.
"(e) Australian Design Rule 42/04, General Safety Requirements (section on tyre and rim selection)".
Land Transport Rule - Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2005 - Rule 32013/1
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