Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2016
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2016 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004 (the Vehicle Equipment Rule). The Vehicle Equipment Rule covers the safety and maintenance requirements for the following equipment fitted to motor vehicles: warning devices, speedometers, sun visors, mudguards, footrests on motorcycles and mopeds, child restraints, televisions, fuel tanks, and fuel lines. The Rule applies to all motor vehicles except power-assisted pedal cycles.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to extend the definition of defence force emergency vehicle.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Vehicle Equipment Rule and 14 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2016 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into separate amendment Rules.
The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 3170 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 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 35 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 4 commented on the proposed amendments to the Vehicle Equipment Rule.
The submissions received were taken into account in finalising the draft Rule following which it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2016.
This Rule comes into force on 1 December 2016.
1.3 Principal Rule amended
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004.
Section 2 Amendments to Part 2
2.1 Amendments to Part 2
2.1(1) In Part 2, Definitions, the definition of ‘defence force emergency vehicle’—
- (a) in paragraph (b), after “vehicle”, insert “operated by the New Zealand Defence Force”; and
- (b) in paragraph (c), replace “Force” with “Force; or”; and
- (c) after paragraph (c), insert:
- (d) a counter-terrorism response vehicle operated by the New Zealand Defence Force.
Land Transport Rule - Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2016 - Rule 32017/7
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi