In accordance with section 161(3) of the Land Transport Act 1998, notification is hereby given of the making of the Land Transport Rule: Work Time in Large Passenger Service Vehicles 2019.
The purpose of the proposed Rule is to provide short term measures to enable operators of scheduled passenger services to schedule the timing of 10-minute breaks and rest breaks efficiently and safely, while minimising disruption to services. The rule also aims to avoid disruptive effects on mobility and potential risks to safety, for example resulting from large passenger service vehicles stopping at inappropriate locations for drivers to take breaks.
The Land Transport Rule: Work Time in Large Passenger Service Vehicles 2019 comes into force on 6 May 2019.
The Rule is available on the Ministry of Transport’s website at https://transport.cwp.govt.nz/legislation/regulations/land-transport-rule-work-time-in-large-passenger-service-vehicles-2019/ and 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. Land Transport Rules are available on the website at: www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/rules/about.
Dated at Wellington this 30th day of April 2019.
BRENDAN BOOTH, Chief Legal Adviser.