Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2019
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2018 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004 (the Vehicle Equipment Rule). The Vehicle Equipment Rule covers the 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 Rule applies to all motor vehicles except power-assisted pedal cycles.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to update the definitions of Defence fire brigade and fire service vehicle, and revoke the definition of fire authority, to reflect the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Vehicle Equipment Rule and 14 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into separate amendment Rules.
The NZ Transport Agency sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2544 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 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. It was also notified in the New Zealand Gazette on 23 July 2018.
The NZ Transport Agency received 41 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which one commented on the proposed amendments to the Vehicle Equipment Rule.
The submission received was taken into account in finalising the draft Rule following which it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Preliminary provisions
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2019.
This Rule comes into force on 1 June 2019.
1.3 Principal Rule amended
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004.
Section 2 Amendments to principal Rule
2.1 Part 2 amended (Definitions)
2.1(1) In Part 2, definition of Defence fire brigade, replace “section 2 of the Fire Service Act 1975” with “section 6 of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017”.
2.1(2) In Part 2, replace the definition of Fire service vehicle with:
Fire service vehicle means a vehicle that is—
(a) owned or operated by Fire and Emergency New Zealand; or
(b) owned or operated by a defence fire brigade or an industry brigade
2.1(3) In Part 2, revoke the definition of Fire authority.
Land Transport Rule - Vehicle Equipment Amendment 2019 - Rule 32017/2004/8
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi