Traffic Amendment Regulations (No 3) 1998

1998/449

Traffic Amendment Regulations (No 3) 1998


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Transport.


PURSUANT to sections 167 and 218 of the Land Transport Act 1998, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Traffic Amendment Regulations (No 3) 1998, and are part of the Traffic Regulations 19761 (the principal regulations).

    (2) These regulations come into force on 1 March 1999.

2 Reporting of damage to other vehicles or property
3 Moving vehicle offences
  • The principal regulations are amended by inserting, after regulation 136A, the following regulation:

    136B
    • (1) An offence which is detected by approved vehicle surveillance equipment is a moving vehicle offence for the purposes of the definition of that term in section 2 of the Land Transport Act 1998, if it is 1 of the following:

      • (a) An offence against regulation 11:

      • (b) An offence against any bylaw made under the Transport Act 1962 providing, for and regulating the use of priority lanes.

      (2) For the purposes of subclause (1), a priority lane is a traffic lane reserved for use under a bylaw made under the Transport Act 1962 by any of the following:

      • (a) A specified class or classes of vehicle at specified times:

      • (b) Vehicles or a specified class or classes of vehicle occupied by a specified number of persons at specified times.

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 March 1999, revoke regulation 134 of the Traffic Regulations 1976, which contains rules about reporting damage to vehicles or property. The regulation is no longer required because rules about reporting damage to vehicles are now found in section 22 of the Land Transport Act 1998. The regulations also declare certain offences detected by approved vehicle surveillance equipment to be moving vehicle offences for the purposes of the Land Transport Act 1998.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 December 1998.


  • 1 SR 1976/227