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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Notification of Exemptions From Land Transport Rules

Pursuant to section 166(3) of the Land Transport Act 1998, the NZ Transport Agency gives notice that the following exemptions from the stated Land Transport Rules were granted under section 166(1) of that Act:

between 1 January 2020 and 31 March 2020:

Nature of Exemption

Number of Exemptions


Heavy Vehicles 2004
(Rule 31002)

Clause 3.2(1)—means by which body or item fitted to chassis on or after 1 October 2005 is attached to have stresses on attachment that do not exceed 60% of the yield stress of the material

1

Clause 4.4(1)—drawbeam must comply with NZS 5446

2

Clause 4.4(5)—towbar fitted to a vehicle on or after 1 April 2006 for towing a light trailer must comply with NZS 5467

1

Clause 4.7(2)—requirements for a 50 mm diameter fifth wheel that is fitted to a vehicle

1

Clause 4.7(3)(a)—A 90 mm diameter fifth wheel must comply with Australian Standard 1773-1996

1

Clause 5.5(1)—vehicle must have load anchorage points that comply with NSZ 5444:1989

1

All of the rule to the extent that the rule requires a towbar to be certified to certain standards

7

Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages 2002 (Rule 32011)

All sections to the extent only that they apply to the passenger seat and seatbelt fitted behind the vehicle’s driver seat

1

Seats and Seat Anchorages 2002 (Rule 32004)

All sections to the extent only that they apply to the passenger seat and seatbelt fitted behind the vehicle’s driver seat

1

Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016 (Rule 41001)

Clause 6.7(2)(a)—if loaded side-by-side a motor vehicle may transport more than one overdimension load if the load does not exceed a width of 2.55m

2

Clause 6.8(1)(b)—route restrictions for overdimension motor vehicles

35
Clause 6.21(1)—category 1 motor vehicle must comply with travel restrictions 13
Clause 6.23(1)—travel restrictions for category 3 motor vehicles travelling in a city area 7
Clause 6.23(2)—travel restrictions for category 3 motor vehicles travelling in a city area 21
Clause 6.25(2)(e)-(f)—travel time restrictions for category 4 vehicles travelling in Zone 1 on Fridays or Saturdays 6
Clause 6.25(2)(g)—travel time restrictions for category 4 vehicles travelling in Zone 1 on Sundays 12

between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2020:

Nature of Exemption

Number of Exemptions

Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006 (Rule 32015)

Section 6—addition requirements for vehicles not used in combination with other heavy motor vehicles

1

Section 7—additional requirements for vehicles used in combination with other heavy motor vehicles

1

Schedule 5—New Zealand heavy-vehicle brake specification

1

Heavy Vehicles 2004 (Rule 31002)

Clause 3.1(1)—chassis and body of vehicle must be of adequate strength

2

Clause 4.4—requirements for drawbeams and towbars

3

Clause 4.7—requirements for fifth wheel assemblies

1

Clause 6.4(4)(b)—welding that is part of the modification of a chassis must be carried out in accordance with Australian/New Zealand Standard 1554 1
All of the rule to the extent that the rule requires a towbar to be certified to certain standards 1

Seats and Seat Anchorages 2002 (Rule 32004)

Clause 2.2—general safety requirements

1

Vehicle Repair 1998 (Rule 34001)

Clause 2.1(1)—repair to a vehicle’s structure, system, component or equipment must restore damage within safe tolerance

1

Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 (Rule 35001)

Clause 10.2(1)—requirement for vehicle to have and display current warrant of fitness or certificate of fitness (as applicable) and alternative fuel inspection certificate or certificate of loading (if applicable)

1


Note: Exemptions to various vehicle components (such as exemptions relating to towbars, drawbars and drawbeams) were often granted under specific conditions, for example, on the condition that the vehicle was to be used unladen and/or only for a limited period of time.