In accordance with section 161(2) of the Land Transport Act 1998, the NZ Transport Agency, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, gives notice of the Minister’s intention to make amendments to six Land Transport Rules, and advises that the draft Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2010 (the "amendment Rule") is available for public comment.
Amendments are proposed to the following Land Transport Rules:
Heavy Vehicles 2004 (Rule 31002)
Operator Licensing 2007 (Rule 81001)
Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002 (Rule 41001)
Vehicle Equipment 2004 (Rule 32017)
Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 (Rule 35001/1)
Work Time and Logbooks 2007 (Rule 62001)
The amendment Rule proposes relatively minor changes to these Rules, including clarifying current requirements
to assist understanding and enforcement, introducing flexibility for methods of calculating certain vehicle load dimensions, introducing limited exceptions to restrictions on overdimension vehicles that enable their use when needed
in an emergency, amending requirements to accord with current industry needs or practices, removing unnecessary restrictions and requirements (without diminishing safety standards), making consequential changes as a result of changes to Rules and other legislation, and aligning
the Rules with recent changes and upgrades to the State Highway network.
A copy of the draft Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2010 and information about the amendment proposals can be obtained by calling the NZ Transport Agency Contact Centre on freephone 0800 699 000 or on the website at
The consultation material is also available for viewing at
NZ Transport Agency regional offices. Groups and individuals who have registered an interest in the Rules
to be amended have been advised of the availability of
the draft amendment Rule.
Submissions on the draft Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2010 close on 21 December 2010.
For further information about the Rules process, contact the Rules Team, NZ Transport Agency, PO Box 5084, Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of November 2010.
ANGELA DUNCAN, Manager Rules.