Land Transport Rule
External Projections Amendment 2012
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with Land Transport Rule: External Projections 2001.
Land Transport Rule: External Projections Amendment 2012 amends Land Transport Rule: External Projections 2001 (‘the External Projections Rule’). The External Projections Rule requires that objects and fittings that protrude from the exterior of a motor vehicle be designed and maintained with due regard to the safety of other motor vehicles, as well as the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to approve a new standard for exterior projections.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, proposed amendments to the External Projections Rule and nine other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2012 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule).
On 17 May 2012, the NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2500 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended. The Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZ Transport Agency’s Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also made available on the NZ Transport Agency’s website. The availability of the amendment proposals for comment was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and in the New Zealand Gazette.
The NZ Transport Agency received 27 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 11 commented on the proposed amendments to the External Projections Rule.
Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into 10 separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in finalising this Rule before it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: External Projections Amendment 2012.
This Rule comes into force on 1 November 2012.
1.3 Scope of Rule
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: External Projections 2001.
Section 2 Amendments to Rule requirements
2.1 Approved vehicle standards
2.1(1) In clause 2.3(1)(e), replace “required.” with “required; or”.
2.1(2) After clause 2.3(1)(e), insert:
- “(f) the approved vehicle standard in 2.3(2)(f).”.
2.1(3) After clause 2.3(2)(e), insert:
- “(f) Council Directive 92/114/EEC of 17 December 1992 relating to the external projections forward of the cab's rear panel of motor vehicles of category N.”.
Land Transport Rule - External Projections Amendment 2012 - Rule 32008/2
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