Land Transport Rule

Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019

Rule 32001/2002/15

Wellington, New Zealand

PURSUANT to sections 152 and 155(a) and (b) of the Land Transport Act 1998, and after having had regard to the criteria specified in section 164(2) of that Act

I, Julie Anne Genter, Associate Minister of Transport, make the following ordinary Rule:

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019

SIGNED AT Wellington

This 10th day of April 2019

Contents

Objective of the Rule

Extent of consultation

Part 1 Rule requirements

Section 1 Preliminary provisions

Section 2 Amendments to principal Rule

Part 2 Schedule

Schedule Consequential amendments to other Land Transport Rules

Objective of the Rule

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 (the Vehicle Standards Compliance Rule). The Vehicle Standards Compliance Rule sets out requirements to control the entry of vehicles into, and the operation of vehicles in, the land transport system.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to—

Extent of consultation

For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Vehicle Standards Compliance 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 three commented on the proposed amendments to the Vehicle Standards Compliance 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.

Part 1 Rule requirements

Section 1 Preliminary provisions

1.1 Title

This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019.

1.2 Commencement

This Rule comes into force on 1 June 2019.

1.3 Principal Rule amended

This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002.

Section 2 Amendments to principal Rule

2.1 Part 2 amended (Definitions)

2.1(1) In Part 2, Definitions, replace the definition of Gross vehicle mass with:

Gross vehicle mass has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998

2.1(2) In Part 2, Definitions, definition of Operation in service, replace “the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986” with “Part 17 of the Land Transport Act 1998”.

2.2 Consequential amendments to other Land Transport Rules

The Land Transport Rules specified in the Schedule to this Rule are amended in the manner set out in that schedule.

 

Part 2 Schedule

Schedule Consequential amendments to other Land Transport Rules

Ref: 2.2

Land Transport Rules

Amendment

Dangerous Goods 2005
Door Retention Systems 2001
External Projections 2001
Frontal Impact 2001
Head Restraints 2001
Interior Impact 2001
Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages 2002
Seats and Seat Anchorages 2002
Steering Systems 2001

In Part 2, Definitions, replace the definition of Gross vehicle mass with:

Gross vehicle mass has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998

 

 

 

 

Land Transport Rule - Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2019 - Rule 35001/2002/15
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