Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004

Schedule 2 Consultation carried out under section 161(2) of Act

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The initial consultation process began in June 2001 with the release of the Road User Rule Consultation Paper for public comment. It focused on 9 issues relating to the rule. More than 240 submissions were received on this paper and were taken into account in the drafting of the yellow draft of the rule.

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The public consultation draft of the rule (yellow draft) was released in December 2002 and was sent to organisations and individuals who had expressed an interest in, or who were considered likely to be interested in, the rule. The availability of the yellow draft was publicised in metropolitan newspapers and in selected regional newspapers, the Gazette, and Te Maori News. The draft rule and associated material were accessible on the Land Transport Safety Authority’s website and were sent to transport authorities and libraries overseas. More than 340 submissions were received on the yellow draft.

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Issues identified in submissions were taken into account in redrafting the rule and, when required, were resolved through discussion with the affected industry group before the rule was submitted to Cabinet and to the Minister for Transport Safety for signature.

Dated at Wellington this 6th day of December 2004.

Harry Duynhoven,
Minister for Transport Safety.