This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 27 June 2005, amend the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999 to reflect Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005 (Rule 45001/1), which replaces Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 1999 (Rule 45001).
The main changes relate to new rules for transporting dangerous goods. An item relating to the new section 10.4(d)(ii) is inserted in Schedule 1. That section includes an alternative to the existing requirement for a driver transporting dangerous goods as tools-of-trade or for agricultural use or commercial purposes, but not for hire or direct reward, in excess of the limit set out in Schedule 1 of the rule. In these circumstances it is sufficient for the driver to have an approved handler certificate issued under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Personnel Qualifications) Regulations 2001 showing that the handler of the goods has passed a course on the transport of dangerous goods. The driver is required to carry the certificate and make it available to an enforcement officer immediately on request.
Other changes are consequential or minor, including reducing the infringement fee for an individual who parks on broken yellow lines so that it is consistent with the fee for a body corporate for the same infringement offence.