Six weeks of consultation on the Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment Rule (No 2) 2013 closed on 31 May, reports the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).
The consultation sought comment on the impacts of introducing the Rule amendment. The amendment is designed to incorporate into law the changes agreed by Cabinet to the frequency of in-service vehicle inspections, including Warrant of Fitness (WoF) for private vehicles and Certificate of Fitness (CoF) for heavy and commercial vehicles.
The changes will modernise New Zealand’s 70-year-old vehicle inspection system while maintaining road safety, and saving Kiwis $1.8 billion (in today’s money) over 30 years.
The NZTA received nearly 180 submissions. They’re now being analysed and any changes to be made to the draft released for consultation will be incorporated into a redrafted Rule. It is expected that the Transport Minister will sign the Rule in July.