Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Lighting Amendment (No 2) 2013
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting Amendment (No 2) 2013 (the amendment Rule) amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004 (the Vehicle Lighting Rule). The Vehicle Lighting Rule specifies safety requirements and standards for lighting equipment that is fitted to a vehicle, to enable it to be operated safely under all driving conditions and not endanger the safety of other road users.
The objective of the amendment Rule is to:
- • clarify that clause 2.2(2) applies to low volume vehicles and revoke the definition of ‘scratch-built vehicle’;
- • to amend the restriction on the number of daytime running lamps that may be fitted to a Group L motor vehicle (motorcycle) to allow more lighting configurations.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Vehicle Lighting Rule and eight other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2013 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into nine 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 22 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 14 commented on the proposed amendments to the Vehicle Lighting 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.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting Amendment (No 2) 2013.
This Rule comes into force on 1 January 2014.
1.3 Scope of Rule
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004.
Section 2 Amendments to Rule requirements
2.1 Approved vehicle standards
In clause 2.2(2), replace “scratch-built light motor vehicle” with “low volume vehicle”.
2.2 Fitting and performance requirements for daytime running lamps
Replace clause 10.3(3) with:
- “10.3(3) A motor vehicle of Group L may be fitted with up to four daytime running lamps to the front of the vehicle provided that the sum of the outputs of each lamp, as declared by the lamp manufacturer, does not exceed 2400 candela.”
Section 3 Amendment to Definitions
3.1 Revocation of definition
In Part 2, Definitions, revoke the definition of ‘scratch-built vehicle’.
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting Amendment (No 2) 2013 - Rule 32005/8
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi