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Land transport rules

| Category: Land transport rules | Audiences: General, Local & regional government

Land transport rules are a form of delegated legislation similar to regulations. Waka Kotahi produces rules for Te Manatū Waka The Ministry of Transport under an agreement made with the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Transport.

If you have any questions, email rules@nzta.govt.nz

Find out more about land transport rules

Current rules

Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999

Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004

Land Transport Rule: Agency to Director (Consequential Changes) Amendment 2021

Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005

Land Transport Rule: Door Retention Systems 2001

Land Transport Rule: External Projections 2001

Land Transport Rule: Frontal Impact 2001

Land Transport Rule: Fuel Consumption Information 2008

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

Land Transport Rule: Head Restraints 2001

Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicle Brakes 2006

Land Transport Rule: Heavy Vehicles 2004

Land Transport Rule: Interior Impact 2001

Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes 2002

Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2017

Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles 1999

Land Transport Rule: Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages 2002

Land Transport Rule: Seats and Seat Anchorages 2002

Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2022

Land Transport Rule: Steering Systems 2001

Land Transport Rule: Traction Engines 2010

Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004

Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Data 2022

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Repair 1998

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002

Land Transport Rule: Work Time and Logbooks 2007 

Previous consultations on Omnibus Amendment Rules

Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2014

Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2015

Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2016

Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018

Rules that have no effect, are not in force, or have been revoked

Land Transport Rule: COVID-19 Response 2021 (this Rule has no effect after 31 May 2022)

Land Transport Rule: COVID-19 Response (No 1) 2020 (this Rule has no effect after 10 October 2020)

Land Transport Rule: Fuel Consumption Information 2008 (Revoked)

Land Transport Rule: Operator Safety Rating 2008 (Not in force)

Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2003 (Revoked)

Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017 (Revoked)

Land Transport Rule: Work Time in Large Passenger Service Vehicles 2019 (Revoked)

Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2007 (Revoked)

Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 1998 (Revoked)