Land Transport Rule
Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019
- 2.1 Clause 3.5 amended (Pressure gauges)
- 2.2 Clause 3.6 amended (Reservoir capacity)
- 2.3 Part 2 amended (Definitions)
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006 (the 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—
- allow powered vehicles first registered in New Zealand after the amendment Rule comes into force to have a pressure gauge fitted to the supply brake reservoir rather than a service brake reservoir:
- allow for fewer truck brake applications to be available after the engine stops but before a warning buzzer sounds, to align the New Zealand requirements with approved international standards requirements:
- update the definition of Gross mass to align with Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016.
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: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018 (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 2544 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. It was also notified in the New Zealand Gazette on 23 July 2018.
The NZ Transport Agency received 41 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 11 commented on the proposed amendments 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 Preliminary provisions
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019.
This Rule comes into force on 1 June 2019.
1.3 Principal Rule amended
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006.
Section 2 Amendment to principal Rule
2.1 Clause 3.5 amended (Pressure gauges)
2.1(1) In clause 3.5(1)(b), delete “service”.
2.1(2) In clause 3.5(3)(b), delete “service”.
2.2 Clause 3.6 amended (Reservoir capacity)
In clause 3.6(1A), replace “four” with “three”.
2.3 Part 2 amended (Definitions)
In Part 2, replace the definition of Gross mass with:
Gross mass has the same meaning as in Part 2 of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016
Land Transport Rule - Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2019 - Rule 32015/2006/5
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi