Land Transport (Driver Licensing and Driver Testing Fees) Amendment Regulations 2006

2006/299

Land Transport (Driver Licensing and Driver Testing Fees) Amendment Regulations 2006


Note

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Transport.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 25th day of September 2006

Pursuant to sections 167 and 168 of the Land Transport Act 1998, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Land Transport (Driver Licensing and Driver Testing Fees) Amendment Regulations 2006.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 4 December 2006.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Schedule amended
  • (1) Item 5 in Part 1 of the Schedule is amended by omitting but not more than 79 years.

    (2) Item 6 in Part 1 of the Schedule is revoked.

    (3) Items 7, 8, and 9 in Part 4 of the Schedule are amended by omitting a test of practical driving skills for the renewal of a driver licence that an applicant aged 80 or over at the time of application must pass and substituting the on-road safety test that an applicant for a driver licence may be required to pass under the Driver Licensing rule.

Martin Bell,

for 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, which come into force on 4 December 2006, amend the Land Transport (Driver Licensing and Driver Testing Fees) Regulations 1999.

A drafting amendment is made to Part 1 of the Schedule.

Part 4 of the Schedule, which sets out driver testing fees, is amended to reflect changes made to the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999 (Land Transport 91001) by the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule (No 2) 2006.

The effect of those changes is that persons aged 80 years or over are no longer required to pass a test of practical driving skills in order to renew their driver licences. Instead, persons aged 75 years or over who are required to provide a medical certificate to obtain a driver licence (including a renewal of a licence) may now be referred for the practical driving skills test (now called the on-road safety test) if the person assessing medical fitness has significant doubts about their ability to drive safely even though they are assessed as medically fit.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 September 2006.