Land Transport Rule
Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2013
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes 2002.
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2013 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes 2002 (the Light-vehicle Brakes Rule). The Light-vehicle Brakes Rule specifies the types of brake that must be fitted in most types of light vehicle, and the requirements for those brakes.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to make changes to the Light-vehicle Brakes Rule that:
clarify the scope of the requirement that low volume vehicles that have been modified in such a way that the braking performance may be affected comply with the relevant requirements of the Low Volume Vehicle Code;
revoke the definition of ‘scratch-built vehicle’.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Light-vehicle Brakes Rule and eight other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2013 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into nine separate amendment Rules, including this Rule.
The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2400 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 22 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which nine commented on the proposed amendments to the Light-vehicle Brakes Rule.
The submissions received were taken into account in finalising this amendment Rule following which it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2013.
This Rule comes into force on 1 January 2014.
1.3 Scope of Rule
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle Brakes 2002.
Section 2 Amendment to Rule requirements
2.1 Application of requirements
Replace clause 2.1(2)(a) with:
- “(a) low volume vehicles that have been modified in such a way that the braking performance may be affected.”.
Section 3 Amendment to Definitions
3.1 Revocation of definition
In Part 2, Definitions revoke the definition of ‘scratch-built vehicle’.
Land Transport Rule - Light-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2013 - Rule 32014/3
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi