Land Transport Rule
Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2016
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.
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2016 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006 (Heavy-vehicle Brakes Rule). The Heavy-vehicle Brakes Rule sets out requirements to ensure that heavy vehicles and heavy-vehicle combinations can brake safely, with balanced brake performance, at any road-legal load condition.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to amend the definition of ‘twin-steer axle set’ to remove a reference to ‘tandem axle’ because a ‘twin-steer axle set’ is not a ‘tandem axle’ and because ‘tandem axle’ specifies axle spacing requirements which should not be applied to a ‘twin-steer axle set’.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Heavy-vehicle Brakes Rule and 14 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2016 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into separate amendment Rules.
The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 3170 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended. The Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZ Transport Agency’s Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also available on the NZ Transport Agency’s website. The availability of the amendment proposals for comment was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and in the New Zealand Gazette.
The NZ Transport Agency received 35 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 8 commented on the proposed amendment to the Heavy-vehicle Brakes Rule.
The submissions received were taken into account in finalising the draft Rule following which it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2016.
This Rule comes into force on 1 December 2016.
1.3 Principal Rule amended
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006.
Section 2 Amendment to Part 2
2.1 Amendment to Part 2
In Part 2, Definitions, the definition of ‘Twin-steer axle set’, replace “a tandem axle set” with “an axle set of two axles”.
Land Transport Rule - Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2016 - Rule 32015/4
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi