Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2014
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2014 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004 (the Vehicle Lighting Rule). The Vehicle Lighting Rule sets out safety requirements and standards for lighting that is fitted to a vehicle to allow the vehicle to be operated safely under all driving conditions and so as not to endanger the safety of other road users.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to:
- make minor amendments to the titles of certain UN/ECE Regulations that are currently in the Rule to reflect that they now include LED modules; and
- add certain agricultural vehicles to the list of vehicles that do not have to meet particular requirements in the Vehicle Lighting Rule.
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Vehicle Lighting Rule and ten other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2014 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into eleven separate amendment Rules, including this Rule.
The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2,400 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 25 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 3 commented on the proposed amendments to the Vehicle Lighting 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.
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2014.
This Rule comes into force on 1 November 2014.
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004.
2.1(1) In Schedule 1, the standard UN/ECE Regulation No. 31, replace “halogen sealed-beam unit (HSB unit) motor vehicle headlamps emitting an”, with “power-driven vehicle’s sealed-beam headlamps (SB) emitting an European”.
2.1(2) In Schedule 1, the standard UN/ECE Regulation No. 112, after “filament lamps”, insert “and/or light-emitting diode (LED) modules”.
2.1(3) In Schedule 1, the standard UN/ECE Regulation No. 113, replace “lamps” with “, gas-discharge light sources or LED modules”.
2.2(1) In Schedule 3, clause (e), replace “agricultural, land management” with “non-agricultural land management”.
2.2(2) In Schedule 3, clause (i), replace “.” with “;”.
2.2(3) In Schedule 3, after clause (i) insert:
- “(j) an agricultural motor vehicle operated at not more than 40 km/h.”.
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2013 - Rule 32005/7
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi