This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 8 January 1998, amend the Traffic Regulations 1976.
Regulation 2 amends regulation 70 of the principal regulations by revoking the provisions requiring the steering gear of a motor vehicle to be in a safe and efficient working condition. Standards relating to steering systems are now contained in Land Transport Rule 32003—Vehicle Standards (Steering Systems).
Regulation 3 revokes regulation 77 of the principal regulations, which prohibits the use of fittings that are dangerous and are likely to cause injury if the motor vehicle is involved in a collision. Standards relating to interior fittings are now contained in Land Transport Rule 32002—Vehicle Standards (Interior Impact) and requirements relating to external projections are now contained in Land Transport Rule 32008—Vehicle Standards (External Projections).
Regulation 4 amends regulation 82 of the principal regulations by revoking subclause (2), which relates to the safety of doors. Standards relating to door retention systems are now contained in Land Transport Rule 32001—Vehicle Standards (Door Retention Systems).
The Land Transport Rules 32001, 32002, 32003, and 32008 come into force on 1 January 1998.