Pursuant to section 168A(3) of the Land Transport Act 1998, and pursuant to an authority delegated to me by the Chief Executive of the NZ Transport Agency, I, Ian David Baggott, Manager Technical Support, Certification and MVR, declare Yike Bikes not to be motor vehicles.
Under the authority of section 168A(4) of the Land Transport Act 1998, I further declare that the rider of a Yike Bike on any road or footpath must observe the following conditions:
(a) Wear an approved cycle helmet; and
(b) meet the provisions of clause 11.1 in the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 that apply to "wheeled recreational devices".
This notice comes into effect on the day that is 28 days after the date of its notification in the New Zealand Gazette.
Dated at Wellington this 18th day of September 2014.
IAN DAVID BAGGOTT, Manager Technical Support Certification and MVR.
This note does not form part of the notice but is intended to indicate its general effect:
Clause 11.1 of the Rule requires that a wheeled recreational device must:
(a) use the side of the road rather than a traffic lane;
(b) if using a footpath, proceed at a reasonable speed and give way to any pedestrian or mobility device.