Land Transport Rule
Operator Licensing Amendment 2011
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2007, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing Amendment 2011 amends Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2007 (the Operator Licensing Rule). The Operator Licensing Rule sets out the requirements for obtaining and retaining a licence to operate a passenger, rental, vehicle recovery, or goods service. It also contains requirements that apply to transport service drivers, ‘dial-a-driver’ service drivers, hirers of rental service vehicles, and approved taxi organisations (ATOs).
The objective of this Rule is to amend the Operator Licensing Rule to improve the ability of the Courts to collect owner-liability infringement fines incurred by the hirers of rental vehicles. To this end, the amendment Rule extends the list of contact and identification details that must be recorded when a person takes possession of a vehicle under a rental service agreement.
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2007 and five other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single draft Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2010 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule).
On 23 November 2010, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 1800 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZTA Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also made available on the NZTA’s website. The availability of the draft for comment was publicised in the metropolitan daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and in the New Zealand Gazette. The NZTA received 26 submissions on the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 12 commented on the proposed amendment to the Operator Licensing Rule.
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into six separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in drafting this amendment Rule before it was submitted to the Minister of Transport for signing.
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing Amendment 2011.
This Rule comes into force on 1 April 2011.
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing 2007.
2.1(1) Clause 4 of Schedule 3 is amended by:
- (a) inserting “full” before “address” in paragraph (a); and
- (b) inserting “date of birth,” after “address,” in paragraph (a).
Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing Amendment 2011 - Rule 81001/5
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi