Consultation on this rule began on 9 October 2009. Letters and emails outlining the proposed changes to the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 were sent to 55 interested organisations and individuals.
The Minister of Transport’s proposal to make the rule was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin and in the Gazette. Details of the proposed amendment and the draft rule were made available on the NZ Transport Agency’s website and through its Contact Centre. Ten 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 signed by the Minister of Transport.