We are consulting on proposed Rule changes contained in the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) (Covid-19 Temporary Extension of Deemed Licences) Amendment Rule 2020 (the proposed Rule).
Consultation on the proposed changes is being carried out to ensure legislation is sound and robust and the Rule development process takes account of the views of, and the impact on, people affected by the proposed changes.
This consultation has two parts:
You can also view the overview and the process for making the rule changes set out below.
Please read the overview carefully and consider the effects the proposed Rule changes would have on you or your organisation.
Subject to the approval of the Minister, the proposed Rule changes are expected to come into effect in Wednesday 16 December 2020.
What are we seeking your feedback on?
Waka Kotahi welcomes your comments on the proposed changes set out in this overview and in the draft of the proposed Rule.
When you provide your feedback, it would be helpful if you consider and comment on the following:
- What impact would the proposals have, and on whom? Waka Kotahi is particularly interested in your comments on any costs (to you or to your organisation) of implementing the proposals.
- Would any groups or individuals be disadvantaged by the proposals, and how?
- Would any groups or individuals benefit from the proposals, and how?
- Are there any implementation or compliance issues that would need to be considered?
Wherever possible, please provide examples to illustrate your point.
Read the frequently asked questions
How the proposed rule change will fit with other legislation
Section 154 (Rules concerning driver licensing) in the Act provides a list of requirements which this list must address. This is support by general powers around rule-making (section 152) and a description of procedures by which the Minister makes ordinary Rules (section 161).
Land Transport Rules do not contain offences and penalties for breaches of Rule requirements. These provisions are set out in regulations. Penalties for drivers that do not convert and become unlicensed will remain, drivers would be subject to infringement fees of $400 or a fine of up to $1,000 if caught driving while unlicensed.
There are no changes to fees and charges.
Submissions closed 5pm on Monday 9 November 2020.