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 amend 23 Land Transport Rules. These amendments have been consolidated into the Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2020 (“draft Rule”), which is now available for public comment.
The draft Rule proposes to make amendments to the following Land Transport Rules: Door Retention Systems 2001, Driver Licensing 1999, External Projections 2001, Frontal Impact 2001, Fuel Consumption Information 2008, Glazing, Windscreen Wipe and Wash, and Mirrors 1999, Head Restraints 2001, Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006, Heavy Vehicles 2004, Interior Impact 2001, Light-vehicle Brakes 2002, Passenger Service Vehicles 1999, Road User 2004, Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages 2002, Seats and Seat Anchorages 2002, Steering Systems 2001, Traffic Control Devices 2004, Tyres and Wheels 2001, Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016, Vehicle Equipment 2004, Vehicle Lighting 2004, Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002, Work Time and Logbooks 2007.
The draft Rule can be viewed here: https://nzta.govt.nz/assets/consultation/land-transport-rule-regulatory-stewardship-omnibus-amendment-2020/Draft-Land-Transport-Rule-Regulatory-Stewardship-Omnibus-Amendment-2020-for-public-consultation.pdf.
Any interested person may make a submission on the draft Rule. Information on how to make submissions can be found here: https://nzta.govt.nz/about-us/consultations/land-transport-rule-regulatory-stewardship-omnibus-amendment-2020/making-a-submission/
Submissions must be made before 5.00pm on 16 October 2020. Information about the draft rule can be found here: https://nzta.govt.nz/about-us/consultations/land-transport-rule-regulatory-stewardship-omnibus-amendment-2020/.
For further information please see the information on the above website or contact the NZ Transport Agency by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dated at Wellington this 25th day of August 2020.
ANNA MOODIE, Group General Counsel.