|Submissions for this consultation is now closed. Please refer to the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002 page for the latest published amendment.|
The Transport Agency has released this proposed amendment Rule, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, for public consultation. Consultation closed on 21 December 2015.
The aim of this proposed amendment Rule is to allow road controlling authorities to issue permits for higher axle loading on all buses. A previous amendment to this rule (which came into effect on 1 October 2015) introduced permits for higher axle masses, but only for high-capacity buses (double-deckers) used on urban public transport routes.
Feedback received by the Transport Agency during the consultation process suggested that the rule amendment should go further and enable permits to be issued for all types of buses regardless of where they are used.
Because this was a much wider change than included in the draft rule, the decision was made to do a second consultation.
The proposed amendment to the Rule will: