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Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2017

Published: | Category: Operator licensing , Land transport rules | Audience: General

This Rule sets out the requirements for obtaining and retaining a licence to operate a large passenger service, small passenger service, rental service, vehicle recovery service, or goods service. It also contains requirements that apply to transport service drivers and hirers of rental service vehicles. About the ruleThe rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below. To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

have no official status

are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text.

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004

Published: | Category: Vehicle lighting , Land transport rules | Audience: General

This rule sets out standards and safety requirements for lighting equipment that is fitted to a vehicle (including a pedal cycle), to allow the vehicle to be operated safely and not endanger the safety of other road users. About the ruleThe rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below. To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

have no official status

are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text.

Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004

Published: | Category: Traffic control devices , Land transport rules | Audiences: General, Road controlling authorities

This rule covers requirements for the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices, and functions and responsibilities of road controlling authorities. About the ruleThe rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Please choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below. To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

have no official status
are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text. About the questions and answersQuestions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed.

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004

Published: | Category: Vehicle equipment , Land transport rules | Audience: General

This rule covers safety and maintenance requirements for equipment fitted to motor vehicles: warning devices, speedometers, sun visors, mudguards, footrests on motorcycles and mopeds, child restraints, televisions, fuel tanks and fuel lines. About the ruleThe rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below. To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

have no official status

are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text. About the questions and answersQuestions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed.

Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004

Published: | Category: Road user , Land transport rules | Audience: General

This rule establishes the rules under which traffic operates on roads. It applies to all road users, whether they are drivers, riders, passengers, pedestrians, or leading or droving animals. About the ruleThe rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below. To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

have no official status

are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text. About the questions and answersQuestions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed.

Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005

Published: | Category: Dangerous goods , Land transport rules | Audience: General

This rule sets requirements for the safe transport of dangerous goods on land in New Zealand. About the ruleThe rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below. To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

have no official status
are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text. About the questions and answersQuestions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed.

Land Transport Rule: Glazing Windscreen Wipe and Wash and Mirrors 1999

Published: | Category: Glazing, windscreen wipe and wash, and mirrors , Land transport rules | Audience: General

This rule establishes minimum safety levels for vehicle glazing. It also sets out requirements for windscreen wipe systems and windscreen wash systems, and for rear-view mirrors. About the ruleThe rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below. To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

have no official status
are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text. About the questions and answersQuestions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed.

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016

Published: | Category: Heavy vehicles , Vehicle dimensions and mass , Land transport rules | Audiences: General, Heavy vehicle operators

The rule covers requirements for dimension and mass limits to enable vehicles, in particular, heavy truck and trailer combinations, to be operated safely on New Zealand’s roads. About the ruleThe rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below. To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

have no official status

are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text. About the questions and answersQuestions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed.

Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017

Published: | Category: Setting of speed limits , Land transport rules | Audience: General

The Rule sets out the roles and responsibilities of the NZ Transport Agency (the Agency) and road controlling authorities (RCAs) for reviewing and setting speed limits.  

About the ruleThe rule currently available is a principal rule. If it is amended in future a consolidated format (including amendments) will also be made available on this website. The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

have no official status
are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text. About the questions and answersQuestions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed. These versions of the questions and answers are not updated to take into account any later amendments to the rule and are retained for historic interest only.

Land Transport Rule: COVID-19 Response (No 1) 2020

Published: | Category: Land transport rules | Audience: General

When Alert Level 4 restrictions were imposed in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, it became impractical or unreasonable for people to do tasks ordinarily required to enable vehicles to undergo periodic in-service inspection and certification, or to enable driver licences, endorsements and driver identification cards to be renewed. The objective of this Rule is to allow for vehicles to continue to be operated lawfully, and for drivers to continue to be licensed and to use endorsements and identification cards, during this time. The Rule provides for the following documents to be temporarily extended:

Warrants of Fitness (WoFs), Certificates of Fitness (CoFs) and driver licences that expired on or after 1 January 2020.
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