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Common questions about the Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2016.


  • What is Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018?

    Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018 (‘the Omnibus Amendment Rule’) is a document prepared for public consultation that contains proposals to change requirements in a number of existing Land Transport Rules. Annual Omnibus Amendment Rules provide a means for consulting on relatively straightforward, small and discrete Rule changes that are mainly of a technical or editorial nature, or that originate, for example, from the need to reflect current industry best practice or changes to other legislation.

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  • What is the legal basis for the Rule?

    Sections 152 to 158 (inclusive) of the Land Transport Act 1998 allow the Minister of Transport to make Land Transport Rules relating to a wide variety of issues, including those covered by the proposed Rule changes – road user behaviour, vehicles, driver and operator licensing and roads (traffic control devices).

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  • Why has this Amendment Rule been drafted?

    The Omnibus Amendment Rule allows us to consult on a range of relatively minor changes to several Land Transport Rules, all at once.

    The changes are necessary for a range of reasons. These include:

    • clarifying or modifying current requirements to support understanding and enforcement
    • amending requirements or removing unnecessary or unintended requirements to reduce the burden of compliance (without lessening safety standards)
    • amending requirements to be consistent with current practices and technology
    • correcting errors in cross-references, descriptions and technical specifications in current Rules
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