Land Transport Rule
Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2014
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2014 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001 (the Tyres and Wheels Rule). The Tyres and Wheels Rule sets out standards and other requirements for tyres and wheels, and their assembly with hubs and axles, on all motor vehicles and on pedal cycles.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to revoke two clauses relating to the minimum load ratings of the tyres fitted to an axle.
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Tyres and Wheels Rule and ten other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2014 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into eleven separate amendment Rules, including this Rule.
The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2,400 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 25 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 4 commented on the proposed amendments to the Tyres and Wheels 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.
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2014.
This Rule comes into force on 1 November 2014.
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Tyres and Wheels 2001.
2.1(1) Revoke clause 2.3(10).
2.1(2) Revoke clause 2.3(11).
Land Transport Rule - Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2014 - Rule 32013/7
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi