Dated at Wellington this 8th day of May 2008.
Minister for Transport Safety.
This note is not part of the rule, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This rule amends the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999. This rule (except for clauses 13 to 16 and Schedule 3) comes into force on 16 June 2008. The amendments in clauses 13 to 16 and Schedule 3 come into force on 1 September 2008.
correct cross-references to clause 16 in clauses 5(3) and (4) and 67A(5); and
align the restrictions on the carrying of other persons so that the restrictions that apply to moped riders with a Class 1L licence are the same as the restrictions that apply to moped riders with a Class 6L licence; and
state expressly the restrictions on the holder of a Class 6R licence driving a moped or motorcycle; and
make a consequential change to the definition of security officer resulting from the repeal of the Penal Institutions Act 1954 and its replacement by the Corrections Act 2004; and
clarify that practical driving tests and course assessments are not allowed to be carried out on tractors, because that type of vehicle is not usually driven by the holder of a Class 1, 2, or 4 licence; and
clarify that the requirement to have an approved English translation applies only to the use of an overseas licence that is not in English (and not to an International Driving Permit); and
remove the requirement, for an overseas licence holder who is already exempted from a practical driving test, to undertake a theory test when converting to a Class 1 (light four-wheeled vehicles) or Class 6 (motorcycle) licence so as to align New Zealand with the practice in Australia and make it easier for New Zealand to negotiate licence-recognition arrangements with other countries.
Date of notification in Gazette: 15 May 2008.
This rule is administered by the Ministry of Transport.