This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
Regulation 2, which come into force on 3 May 1999, amends regulation 2 of the Traffic Regulations 1976 (the principal regulations) by substituting for the definition of the term traffic officer a new definition that reflects the enactment of the Land Transport Act 1998
Regulation 3 comes into force on 1 May 1999, when the repeal of section 64 of the Transport Act 1962 takes effect. It inserts into regulation 11 of the principal regulations (which relates to railway level crossings) provisions to the same effect as those parts of section 64(1) that require passenger service vehicles and school buses to stop at railway level crossings. This enables their continued existence until appropriate rules are made under the Land Transport Act 1998.
Regulation 4, which also comes into force on 3 May 1999, revokes provisions of the principal regulations relating to the particulars required to be notified and carried in vehicles carrying hazardous substances. Rules under the Land Transport Act 1998 relating to those matters come into force on that day.