Consultation on this rule began on 4 September 2008 with the release of the yellow draft for public comment. Letters and emails outlining the proposed changes to the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 were sent to approximately 900 organisations and individuals who had expressed an interest in the rule.
The availability of the draft rule was publicised in the 5 metropolitan daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin, in selected regional daily newspapers, and in the New Zealand Gazette. The draft rule and associated information were made available through the NZ Transport Agency's Contact Centre and on its website. Ninety-five submissions were received on the draft rule.
Comments made in submissions were taken into account in redrafting the rule, following which the draft rule was submitted to Cabinet for noting and then to the Minister of Transport for signature.