Most vehicles on New Zealand roads come from overseas, as do the standards for their systems, parts and components. Our law draws on standards from Australia, Japan, Europe and the United States.
Through incorporating these different standards in New Zealand transport law, we've ensured that the requirements work to achieve the same safety objectives. Click on the rule name below to see information about standards incorporated into that rule.
Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles 2004 (vehicles with a gross vehicle mass of more than 3500 kg)
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004 (includes standards for child restraints, noise emissions and use of CNG and LPG fuels)
Vehicle standards compliance (includes standards for CNG and LPG fuel systems and vehicle identification numbers (VINs))