Submissions for this consultation are now closed. 

The Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018 consists of various small or discrete amendments to Land Transport Rules which alone do not warrant a separate rule change project. There are proposed amendments to fifteen different Rules.

If you wish to comment on this proposed Rule, see Making a submission. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 24 August 2018.

Consultation on proposed Rule changes

The purpose of this consultation is to consult on proposed Rule changes contained, for the purposes of consultation, in the Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018.

Consultation on the proposed changes is being carried out to ensure that legislation is sound and robust and that the Rule development process takes account of the views of, and the impact on, people affected by proposed Rule changes.

This consultation, for your comments, has two parts:

(a) the Summary of proposals (including overview) [PDF, 1 MB], which sets the proposed small and discrete amendments to Land Transport Rules in context; and

(b) the consultation (yellow) draft of Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment [2018] (the Omnibus Rule) [PDF, 892 KB].

Please read the Summary of proposals carefully and consider the effects that the proposed Rule changes would have on you or your organisation.

The proposed Rule changes are likely to come into effect in the fourth quarter of 2018. 

Why are Rule changes being proposed?

The description of the proposed Rule changes set out below is in two parts. The first part sets out proposals 1 to 29 with an accompanying explanation of the reason why each change is being proposed. These proposals aim to:

  • clarify current requirements to assist understanding and enforcement
  • remove unnecessary or unintended requirements to reduce the burden of compliance (without diminishing safety standards)
  • amend or update requirements to align with current practices and technology. 

The second part sets out the remaining proposed changes in a table. These items have been proposed to:

  • make changes to a Rule to achieve alignment across different rules or with primary legislation such as the Land Transport Act 1998
  • make consequential changes as a result of previous changes to Rules and other legislation
  • correct minor errors or omissions
  • insert new and amended traffic control devices specifications into Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.

What are we seeking your feedback on?

The NZ Transport Agency welcomes your comments on the proposed changes set out in this overview and in the Omnibus Rule.

When you provide your feedback, it would be helpful if you would consider and comment on the following:

  • What impact would the proposals have, and on whom? The Transport Agency is particularly interested in your comments on any costs (to you or to your organisation) of implementing the proposals.
  • Would any groups or individuals, in particular, be disadvantaged by the proposals, and how?
  • Would any groups or individuals, in particular, benefit from the proposals, and how?
  • Are there any implementation or compliance issues that would need to be considered?

Wherever possible, when making your comments please provide examples to illustrate your point.

What changes are proposed?

Principal Rules amended

This Rule amends the following Land Transport Rules:

(a)    Driver Licensing 1999

(b)   Fuel Consumption Information 2008

(c)    Heavy-vehicle Brakes 2006

(d)   Heavy Vehicles 2004

(e)    Light-vehicle Brakes 2002

(f)    Operator Licensing 2017

(g)   Passenger Service Vehicles 1999

(h)   Road User 2004

(i)     Setting of Speed Limits 2017

(j)     Traffic Control Devices 2004

(k)   Tyres and Wheels 2001

(l)     Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016

(m) Vehicle Equipment 2004

(n)   Vehicle Lighting 2004

(o)   Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002

Making a submission

Find out how to make a submission on the proposed changes