Land Transport Rule
Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2007
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles Brakes Amendment 2007 amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006 (the Rule), which specifies requirements to ensure that heavy vehicles and heavy-vehicle combinations can brake safely, with balanced brake performance, at any load condition that is legal on a road.
The objective of this amendment Rule is:
- to correct an error in the Rule relating to the classes of heavy vehicles required to comply with requirements for anti-lock braking systems; and
- to align the New Zealand requirements with the Japanese and Australian standards for specifying the capability of a parking brake of a heavy vehicle (other than a semi-trailer) to hold the vehicle stationary on a slope.
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to Land Transport Rule: Heavy-Vehicle Brakes 2006 and nine other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single draft Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2007 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule).
On 3 August 2007, Land Transport New Zealand sent details of the proposed amendments by letter or email to about 2500 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended, seeking submissions. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the Land Transport NZ Help Desk and, together with Questions and Answers, was also available on the Land Transport NZ website. The availability of the draft for comment was publicised in the metropolitan daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and in the New Zealand Gazette. Land Transport NZ received 35 submissions on the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which three commented on the proposed amendments in this Rule.
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into 10 separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in drafting this amendment Rule before it was submitted to the Minister for Transport Safety for signing.
1.1(1) This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Heavy-Vehicle Brakes Amendment 2007.
1.1(2) This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy-Vehicle Brakes 2006.
This Rule comes into force on 17 January 2008.
Paragraph 2.3(11)(b) is amended by substituting “18%” for “1 in 5”.
Subclause 7.4(1) is amended by substituting “TC or TD” for “TB or TC”.
Land Transport Rule - Heavy-Vehicle Brakes Amendment 2007 - Rule 32015/1
Land Transport Safety Authority of New Zealand, Te Mana Marutau Waka Whenua o Aotearoa