For the purposes of consultation, amendments proposed to the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 and 8 other Land Transport Rules were combined into a single rule, Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2013 (the Omnibus Amendment Rule). Following consultation, the provisions in the Omnibus Amendment Rule were split into 9 separate amendment rules, including this rule.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (the Agency) sent details of the amendment proposals by letter or email to approximately 2 400 groups and individuals who had registered an interest in the rules to be amended. The Omnibus Amendment Rule was made available through the Agency's contact centre and, together with questions and answers, was also made available on the Agency's Internet site. The availability of the amendment proposals for comment was publicised in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin on 3 July 2013 and in the New Zealand Gazette on 4 July 2013. The deadline for submissions was specified as 29 July 2013.
The Agency received 22 submissions on the Omnibus Amendment Rule, of which 6 commented on this amendment rule.
The submissions received were taken into account in finalising this amendment rule before it was submitted to the Associate Minister of Transport for signing.