Traffic Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2004

2004/470

Traffic Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2004


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Transport.


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

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Traffic Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2004.

    (2) In these regulations, the Traffic Regulations 19761 are called the principal regulations.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 24 December 2004.

3 New regulation 83A inserted
  • The principal regulations are amended by inserting, after regulation 83, the following regulation:

    83A Evidence of vehicle inspection or certificate of loading
    • (1) A person commits an offence if—

      • (a) the person operates a vehicle on a road; and

      • (b) the vehicle is described by subclause (2) or subclause (3).

      (2) The vehicle does not display whichever of the following it is required to display:

      • (a) current evidence of vehicle inspection; or

      • (b) a current certificate of loading; or

      • (c) both current evidence of vehicle inspection and a current certificate of loading.

      (3) The vehicle—

      • (a) displays whichever of the following it is required to display:

        • (i) current evidence of vehicle inspection; or

        • (ii) a current certificate of loading; or

        • (iii) both current evidence of vehicle inspection and a current certificate of loading; but

      • (b) does not display what it is required to display in the way it is required to do by Land Transport Rule 35001/1: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002.

4 Stationary vehicle offences
  • Regulation 136A(d) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the words regulation 85(1) (which relates to operating a vehicle without a current warrant of fitness or certificate of fitness or permit), and substituting the words regulation 83A (which relates to operating a vehicle without current evidence of vehicle inspection or a current certificate of loading).

Diane Morcom,

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 provide that operating a vehicle without displaying current evidence of vehicle inspection or a current certificate of loading is a stationary vehicle offence. Stationary vehicle offences carry strict liability.

The regulations come into force on 24 December 2004.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 December 2004.


  • 1 SR 1976/227