The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) consulted formally on this amendment rule with the release of the public consultation (yellow) draft on 20 February 2013. The NZTA sent details of the proposed rule changes by email or letter to about 1 650 groups and individuals who had registered their interest in the principal rule and Land Transport Rule: Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages 2002 and Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Equipment 2004. A notice of the Minister of Transport’s intention to make the amendment rule was published in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin and in the Gazette.
The NZTA received 59 submissions on the draft amendment rule. The submissions were taken into account in finalising the rule before it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.