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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
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Notification of Ordinary Rule

In accordance with section 161(3) of the Land Transport Act 1998, notification is hereby given of the making of Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment (No 2) 2019 (“amendment Rule”).

The amendment Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes 2002 to require all motorcycles of engine capacity greater than 50 cc entering service in New Zealand after a specified date to be equipped with either an antilock braking system (ABS) or a combined braking system (with some exceptions). It also removes a requirement for twinned-wheel motor tricycles to be fitted with a park brake. It comes into force on 1 November 2019.

The amendment Rule is available for inspection, free of charge, at the National Office of the NZ Transport Agency, 50 Victoria Street, Wellington, and at the NZ Transport Agency’s regional offices. Printed copies of the Rule are available from Blue Star by contacting 0800 504 704 or

Land Transport Rules are available on the website at:

For further information about Land Transport Rules, contact Regulatory Policy Team, NZ Transport Agency, Private Bag 6995, Wellington 6141, or email

Dated at Wellington this 13th day of September 2019.

ANNA MOODIE, Group General Counsel.