Waka Kotahi operates vehicle screening cameras and in-road scales at some Commercial Vehicle Safety Centre (CVSC) locations to help enforce weight restrictions for heavy vehicles. If you drive a heavy vehicle you may be required to stop at a CVSC if the screening indicates that your vehicle doesn’t meet weight restrictions, or if the CVSC is sampling heavy vehicles regardless of weight.
We need to make sure heavy vehicles are safe on our roads and are compliant with other legal requirements for operating a heavy vehicle. It also helps support a level playing field for the heavy vehicle industry.
To help with this, we use on-road sensors, cameras and in-road scales at some Commercial Vehicle Safety Centre (CVSC) locations. If your vehicle is directed to stop, we may also collect more information like motor vehicle registration and licence status, road user charges, certificates of fitness, logbooks, to check that the operation of a heavy vehicle is compliant in all aspects of road use.
The information collected is used for analysis, investigation, and enforcement activities. It can help identify patterns of systemic non-compliance, breaches of work-time rules, and information collected may also be shared with NZ Police and our Road User Charges (RUC) collection team.
We may collect:
We use existing information from:
On-road sensors collect information on all vehicles when they drive past. Your image won’t be captured.
Because the technology is to help us check heavy vehicles, we anonymise all light vehicle identifiers. As a driver of a light vehicle you won’t be identified and no information that can be linked to you will be held. We may use the anonymised information to provide insights into vehicle compliance, road usage, and for statistical analysis.
Checks are made in real time.
A heavy vehicle may be directed to stop at the CVSC. No light vehicles will be directed to stop.
Waka Kotahi staff only have access to anonymised light vehicle information for analytical purposes.
We use end-to-end encryption when sending information and our systems have monitored security measures in place. We store your personal information in Google cloud datacentres hosted in Australia and we are satisfied Google has adequate security and privacy safeguards in place. Google uses third parties to provide some of their cloud services. These parties must meet our privacy and security requirements as well.
We keep it for 10 years under our records retention policy. If we request deletion of any information from Google, they will comply with our request as soon as reasonably practical and within a maximum of 180 days.
You can ask questions, request access to, and correction of, your information. Please refer to the 'Requesting access to or correction of your information' section for more information.
If you have a complaint about how we handled your personal information, please refer to the 'Privacy complaints' section.