Land Transport Rule
Passenger Service Vehicles Amendment 2005
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles 1999, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles Amendment 2005 amends Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles 1999, which specifies requirements for the design and construction of all passenger service vehicles in New Zealand.
The objective of this Rule is to amend the definition of 'vehicle identification number' (VIN). This is a consequence of the transferring of requirements relating to the assigning and affixing of VINs from the Traffic Regulations 1976 to Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment 2005 and the updating of those requirements.
For the purposes of consultation, a number of amendments proposed to Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles Rule 1999 and 12 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single draft Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2005 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). The changes proposed were intended mainly to convert remaining provisions in the Traffic Regulations 1976 to Rules, to update vehicle standards, to delete redundant provisions and clarify provisions and to correct some errors in Rules.
On 1 April 2005, Land Transport New Zealand (Land Transport NZ) sent a letter containing the Rule amendment proposals to about 2200 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended, and sought submissions on the proposed changes. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the Land Transport NZ Help Desk and was available together with Questions and Answers on the Land Transport NZ website. The availability of the draft was publicised in five metropolitan daily newspapers, Te Karere National News and the New Zealand Gazette. Land Transport NZ received 33 submissions on the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which eight commented on the proposed amendments relating to vehicle identification numbers.
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in drafting the amendment Rules before the Rules were submitted to the Minister for Transport Safety for signing.
Documents that are 'incorporated by reference' in this Rule are available, on request, for inspection (free of charge) at the National Office of Land Transport NZ. Contact details for Land Transport NZ are listed at the front of this Rule.
1.1(1) This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles Amendment 2005.
1.1(2) In this Rule, Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles 1999 is called 'the principal Rule'.
This Rule comes into force on 1 April 2006.
"Vehicle identification number (VIN) means a group of letters and numbers, consisting of 17 characters, that is affixed to the vehicle and that complies with the requirements of one of the following:
- "(a) ISO 3779; or
- "(b) Australian Design Rule 61/01; or
- "(c) Chapter 565 of the Code of Federal Regulations 49."
Land Transport Rule - Passenger Service Vehicles Amendment 2005
- Rule 31001/1
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