Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Amendment Regulations 1999


Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Amendment Regulations 1999


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
2 Interpretation
  • (1) Regulation 2 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the definition of the term controlling authority, and substituting the following definition:

    Controlling authority, in relation to a road,—

    • (a) Means the authority, body, or person having control of the road; and

    • (b) Includes a person acting under and within the terms of a delegation or authorisation given by the controlling authority:.

    (2) Regulation 2 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the sentence Expressions defined in the Transport Act 1962 have the meanings so defined.

3 Offences
  • Regulation 11 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (3), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (3) A person who commits an offence against these regulations is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $500.

4 New Schedule 2 substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking Schedule 2, and substituting Schedule 2 set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

New Schedule 2 of principal regulations

Reg 4

Second Schedule
Enactments and bylaws not applying on roads closed to ordinary vehicular traffic

Reg 10

Enactment or BylawSection or RegulationSubject Matter of Enactment or Bylaw
The Transport Act 196252Speed limit of 50 kilometres an hour in districts of territorial authorities or parts thereof
Any bylaw under Transport Act 1962...Speed limits for motor vehicles
The Traffic Regulations 19764Keeping to left of road
 5Driving in lanes
 6Route of driving at intersections marked in lanes
 7Changing direction
 9(1)9(1) Stopping at stop signs, and giving way at give-way signs
 10Approaching and entering intersections
 11Stopping at and entering railway crossings
 21(1)General speed limit
 21(3)70 kilometres an hour speed limit
 21(4)Limited speed zones
 22Stopping and following distances
Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 19865Motor vehicles to be registered and licensed
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 199810.1(3)Operation of motor vehicle that does not comply with certification requirements and that does not have required evidence of certification affixed to vehicle


Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory Note

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

These regulations, which come into force on 3 May 1999, update references in the principal regulations and revise an existing offence provision to take account of the enactment of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986, the Land Transport Act 1998, and the Traffic Amendment Regulations 1999.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 April 1999.

  • 1 SR 1965/63