Land transport rules: a description of the rule-marking process

The Land Transport Act 1993 empowers the Minister of Transport to make rules relating to land transport safety and licensing. The task of writing the 'ordinary' rules (or 'Rules') has been delegated to the Land Transport Safety Authority of New Zealand (LTSA). The Director of the LTSA can make 'emergency' rules if the need arises. Objectives of the land transport Rules are: 1) Safety. Rules focus on land transport safety at reasonable cost. 2) Consolidation. Rules consolidate land transport legislation and replace many technical regulations, Gazette notices, orders, and policy directives. Rules may also incorporate new material. 3) Clarification. Rules are written in 'plain English' to clarify the legislation. 4) Consultation. Rules involve extensive consultation with industry and the public. After the Minister of Transport has authorised a Rule it 'sits before Parliament', which may decide to refer it to the Regulations Review Committee. Otherwise the Rule becomes law 28 days after notification in the Gazette. Rules will not replace all current land transport legislation. Major offences and major penalties will remain in Acts. Other offences, penalties and fees will remain in regulations. Regulations will also cover breaches of Rules that constitute offences. The eventual aim is to have one Act covering the land transport sector, with all technical requirements in Rules.

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    Land Transport Safety Authority

  • Publication Date: 1993-10


  • English

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  • Pagination: 1 vol

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  • Accession Number: 01434338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0478086075
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 6:13PM