Land Transport Rule
Traffic Control Devices Amendment 2012
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices Amendment 2012 amends Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004 (‘the Traffic Control Devices Rule’). The Traffic Control Devices Rule specifies the requirements for the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices, and sets out the functions and responsibilities of road controlling authorities in providing traffic control devices to give effect to their decisions on the control of traffic.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to add a sign for a shared zone to Schedule 1.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, the amendments proposed to the Traffic Control Devices 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 eight commented on the proposed amendment to the Traffic Control Devices 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.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices Amendment 2012.
This Rule comes into force on 1 November 2012.
1.3 Scope of Rule
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Traffic Control Devices 2004.
Section 2 Amendment to Schedules
2.1 Amendment to Schedule 1
In Part 3, Schedule 1 Signs, after item A40-6, insert the item set out in the Schedule to this Rule.
A40-7 Shared zone
The roadway beyond the sign is within a shared zone for the purposes of clause 10.2 of the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.
|Shape and Size:||rectangle 600 x 750 mm|
|Border:||white (R) 20 mm|
|“symbol of two children” beside||white (R)||160 x 135|
|“symbol of pedestrian” both above||white (R)||90 x 150|
|“symbol of cycle” beside||white (R)||160 x 100|
|“symbol of car” both above||white (R)||120 x 100|
Land Transport Rule - Traffic Control Devices Amendment 2012 - Rule 54002/6
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi