Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2010
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2010 amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004 (the Rule), which sets out the safety and maintenance requirements for televisions and other items of equipment fitted to motor vehicles.
The objective of this amendment Rule is to change the Rule to allow for the aftermarket fitting of satellite navigations systems operated by way of a mobile phone secured in a mounting that is fixed to a vehicle. The amendment brings the Rule into line with changes to the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 that allow drivers to use these systems while operating a vehicle provided that they manipulate and look at the mobile phone only infrequently and briefly.
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004 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's 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 six 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: Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2010.
1.1(2) This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004.
This Rule comes into force on 1 April 2010.
Paragraph 2.5(2)(c) is amended by omitting “is fitted as original equipment by the vehicle manufacturer and”.
Land Transport Rule - Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2010 - Rule 32017/3
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