Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2014
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2014 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004 (the Vehicle Equipment Rule). The Vehicle Equipment Rule sets out safety and maintenance requirements for the following equipment fitted to motor vehicles: warning devices, speedometers, sun visors, mudguards, footrests on motorcycles and mopeds, child restraints, televisions, fuel tanks and fuel lines.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to approve a new standard relating to child restraints.
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Vehicle Equipment 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 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 25 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 3 commented on the proposed amendments to the Vehicle Equipment 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: Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2014.
This Rule comes into force on 1 November 2014.
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004.
2.1(1) In clause 2.9(4), paragraph (g), replace “.” with “;”.
2.1(2) In clause 2.9(4), after paragraph (g), insert:
“(h) UN/ECE Regulation 129: Uniform provisions concerning the approval of enhanced Child Restraint Systems used on board of motor vehicles (ECRS) (E/ECE324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/ Add.128).”.
Land Transport Rule - Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2014 - Rule 32017/6
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