Land Transport Rule
Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment (No 2) 2011
Note: This Rule should be read in conjunction with the consolidated version of Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002, which includes previous Rule amendments.
Objective of the Rule
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment (No 2) 2011 amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 ('the Rule'). The Rule implements the NZ Transport Agency's (NZTA's) function under the Land Transport Act 1998 in exercising control over the entry of vehicles into, and operation of vehicles in, the land transport system.
The objective of the amendment Rule is:
- to ensure that certain vehicles that may be subject to fees simply because they are classified under the Rule as goods service vehicles, but are not classified as such for any other purpose, would not be subject to those fees;
- to transfer the prevailing definition of 'tractor' to the Rule from the Traffic Regulations 1976 before the regulations are revoked.
Extent of consultation
For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 and 10 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single draft Rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2011 (the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule).
On 1 June 2011, the NZTA sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2200 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Rules to be amended. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZTA Contact Centre and, together with Questions and Answers, was also made available on the NZTA's website. The availability of the draft for comment was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and in the New Zealand Gazette. The NZTA received 17 submissions on the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 14 commented on the proposed amendments to the Rule.
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into 11 separate amendment Rules, including this Rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in finalising this amendment Rule before it was submitted to the Minister of Transport for signing.
Section 1 Application
This Rule is Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment (No 2) 2011.
1.2 Date when Rule comes into force
This Rule comes into force on 1 October 2011.
1.3 Scope of Rule
This Rule amends Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002.
Section 2 Amendments to Definitions
2.1 Insertion of new definitions
Part 2 Definitions is amended by inserting the following definitions in the appropriate places:
- “Goods service vehicle has the same meaning as in the Land Transport Act 1998.”
- “Tractor means a motor vehicle (not being a traction engine) designed exclusively for traction at speeds not exceeding 50 kilometres an hour.”
Section 3 Amendment to Schedules
3.1 Amendment to Schedule 2
Schedule 2 is amended by substituting the following for paragraph (f):
- “(f) Goods service vehicles.”
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment (No 2) 2011 - Rule 35001/9
NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi