Traffic Amendment Regulations (No 2) 1999

1999/83

Traffic Amendment Regulations (No 2) 1999


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Transport.


PURSUANT to section 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 2) 1999 and are part of the Traffic Regulations 19761 (the principal regulations).

    (2) Regulations 2 and 4 come into force on 3 May 1999.

    (3) The rest of these regulations come into force on 1 May 1999.

2 Interpretation
  • Regulation 2 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the definition of the term traffic officer and substituting the following definition:

    Traffic officer means an enforcement officer under the Land Transport Act 1998 (other than a person who is appointed to that office by the Director of Land Transport Safety by warrant under section 208 of that Act):.

3 Railway crossings
  • Regulation 11 of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, after subclause (2), the following subclauses:

    • (2A) The driver of a vehicle to which subclause (2B) applies must not enter a railway level crossing without stopping clear of the line and taking adequate observations to ensure that it is clear.

    • (2B) This subclause applies to a vehicle (other than a taxicab) being used on any road for—

      • (a) The carriage of passengers for hire or reward (with or without goods); or

      • (b) The carriage of school children to or from school, by or on behalf of the Ministry of Education or the Board of Trustees of a school.

4 Particulars required to be notified and carried in respect of hazardous substances
  • The following regulations are revoked:

    • (a) Regulation 27A of the principal regulations:

    • (b) Regulation 3 of the Traffic Regulations 1976, Amendment No 21.

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.

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.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 April 1999.


  • 1 SR 1976/227