In accordance with section 161(2) of the Land Transport Act 1998, the NZ Transport Agency, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, gives notice of the Minister’s intention to make a Rule that will amend Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999, and advises that draft Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2019 is available for public comment.
The aim of the proposed amendment Rule is to:
- move to a digital licensing environment by removing the requirements for repeated eyesight testing;
- streamline and simplify licences for the commercial driving sector, while strengthening testing;
- standardise regulatory requirements for “special vehicles”; and
- improve oversight of approved course providers.
A copy of the draft amendment Rule and accompanying overview material may be obtained by calling the NZ Transport Agency Contact Centre on freephone 0800 699 000 and is available, together with Questions and Answers, on the website at: www.nzta.govt.nz/dlr-consultation.
The consultation material is also available for viewing at the offices of the NZ Transport Agency. Groups and individuals who have registered their interest have been advised of the availability of the draft amendment Rule for comment.
Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 3 May 2019.
For further information about the Rules process, contact the Regulatory and Transport Policy team, NZ Transport Agency, Private Bag 6995, Wellington 6141 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dated at Wellington this 15th day of March 2019.
ANNA MOODIE, Group General Counsel.