In accordance with section 161 (2) of the Land Transport Act 1998, Land Transport New Zealand, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, gives notice of his intention to make Rules concerning driver licensing and vehicle emissions, and advises that the following draft Rules are available for public consultation.
Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule (No 2) 2006
This draft legislation is intended to amend Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999, which sets out the requirements for obtaining and renewing a driver licence.
The proposed amendment Rule will facilitate changes to the system for licensing older drivers, including removal of
the requirement for the mandatory older driver test for persons aged 80 years and over.
A copy of the draft amendment Rule may be obtained
by calling the Help Desk on Freephone 0800 822 422 or by visiting our web site at:
Submissions on draft Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule (No 2) 2006 close on 28 February 2006.
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions (2006)
This draft legislation is intended to build on the measures already in place to reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions.
The proposed Rule would introduce a visible smoke check at vehicle inspections to complement police enforcement of the existing 10-second smoky vehicle rule.
It would also delay, by a year, the implementation date of the Euro 4 emissions standard, so as to prevent problems with the supply of, and after-sales support for, new heavy diesel vehicles in the New Zealand market.
A copy of the draft Rule may be obtained by calling the Help Desk on Freephone 0800 699 000 or by visiting our web site at:
Submissions on draft Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions (2006) close on 24 February 2006.
These draft Rules are also available for viewing at Land Transport New Zealand’s regional offices.
Copies have been made available to groups and individuals who have expressed an interest in the Rules.
For further information, contact the Rules Team, Land Transport New Zealand, P.O. Box 2840, Wellington.
Dated this 17th day of January 2006.
ANGELA DUNCAN, Manager Rules.