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Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004

Published: | Category: Vehicle lighting , Land transport rules | Audience: General

This rule sets out standards and safety requirements for lighting equipment that is fitted to a vehicle (including a pedal cycle), to allow the vehicle to be operated safely and not endanger the safety of other road users.

About the rule

The rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) or as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below.

To access the consolidated version of the rule (available only in PDF format), click on ‘Consolidation’ below.

The electronic versions of legislation on this website, and any legislation printed from the website:

  • have no official status

  • are made available for information only and should not be relied on as the authoritative text.

About the questions and answers

Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed. These versions of the questions and answers are not updated to take into account any later amendments to the rule and are retained for historic interest only.

If you have any questions, please contact the Rules Team by emailing rules@nzta.govt.nz

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 27 February 2005
  • Reference: Rule 32005
  • Contact: info@nzta.govt.nz
  • Amendments: 32005/12 (latest amendment)
  • Also known as: Vehicle Lighting Rule or Lighting Rule

Printed copies are available from Blue Star. 

Contact details
0800 504 704 or nzta.support@bluestargroup.co.nz

Consolidated rule

  1. Vehicle Lighting 2004 (as at 1 June 2019) [PDF, 954 KB]
  2. Preface to Consolidation [PDF, 45 KB]
  3. Incorporated by reference

Principal rule

  1. Vehicle Lighting Rule 2004
  2. Vehicle Lighting Rule 2004 [PDF, 245 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Rule 2004 Questions & answers

Amendments

2019

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2019
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2019 [PDF, 296 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2019 Questions & answers [PDF, 161 KB]
  4. Summary of submissions from the 2018 consultation [PDF, 322 KB]

2016

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2016
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2016 [PDF, 168 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2016 Questions & answers

2015

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2015
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2015 [PDF, 180 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2015 Questions & answers

2014

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2014
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2014 [PDF, 183 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2014 Questions & answers

2013

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2013
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2013 [PDF, 541 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2013 Questions & answers

2012

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment (No. 2) 2013
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment (No. 2) 2013 [PDF, 172 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment (No. 2) 2013 Questions & answers

2012

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2012
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2012 [PDF, 532 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2012 Questions & answers

2011

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2011
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2011 [PDF, 181 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2011 Questions & answers

2009

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2009
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2009 [PDF, 112 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2009 Questions & answers

2007

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2007
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2007 [PDF, 64 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2007 Questions & answers
  4. Vehicle Lighting Amendment (No. 2) 2007
  5. Vehicle Lighting Amendment (No. 2) 2007 [PDF, 54 KB]

2005

  1. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2005
  2. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2005 [PDF, 41 KB]
  3. Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2005 Questions & answers
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