For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the principal rule and 11 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single draft rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2008 (the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule).
On 19 August 2008, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 1 500 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the Land Transport Rules to be amended. The draft Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the NZTA Contact Centre and, together with questions and answers, was also available on the NZTA Internet site. The availability of the draft for comment was publicised in the metropolitan daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin and in the Gazette. NZTA received 24 submissions on the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 14 commented on the proposed requirements in this rule.
Following consultation, the provisions in the draft Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into 12 separate amendment rules, including this rule. The submissions that were received were taken into account in drafting this rule before it was submitted to the Minister of Transport for signing.