Land Transport (Enforcement Powers) Amendment Act 2009

Reprint as at 10 May 2011

Land Transport (Enforcement Powers) Amendment Act 2009

Public Act2009 No 36
Date of assent27 October 2009
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Transport.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to Land Transport Act 1998

4 Interpretation

5 Persons may not drive or attempt to drive while impaired and their blood contains evidence of use of controlled drug or prescription medicine

6 Drivers and other road users to comply with directions of enforcement officers, etc

7 Persons not to engage in unauthorised street or drag racing, or other related prohibited activities on roads

8 New heading and sections 22AB to 22AF inserted


9 Certain driver licences have no effect [Repealed]

10 Driver licences are property of Agency and are to be surrendered in certain circumstances [Repealed]

11 New section 36AB inserted

12 Contravening notices, requirements, etc, given or imposed by enforcement officers

13 Driving while impaired and with blood that contains evidence of use of controlled drug or prescription medicine

14 Causing injury or death in circumstances to which section 61 does not apply

15 Defences

16 Circumstances in which certificate not admissible in proceedings

17 Effect of disqualification [Repealed]

18 New sections 82A and 82B inserted [Repealed]

19 Holder to undergo approved tests or courses if disqualified for more than 1 year

20 New licence or endorsement to be issued if disqualified driver qualifies for specified vehicle classes [Repealed]

21 Suspension of licence or disqualification from driving under demerit points system [Repealed]

22 Vehicle seized and impounded for 28 days in certain circumstances

23 Impoundment of vehicle used in transport service

24 Storage of impounded vehicles

25 Release of vehicle after 28 days

26 New heading and sections 98A and 98B inserted

Prohibiting sale or disposal of motor vehicles

27 Appeal to Police against impoundment of vehicle

28 Appeal against refusal of Police to direct release of impounded vehicle

29 Enforcement officers may enforce transport legislation

30 Power to require driver to stop and give name and address, etc

31 Enforcement officers may give directions prohibiting driving of vehicles

32 New section 121A inserted

33 New section 128C inserted

34 Regulations

35 Agency to maintain register of driver licences

36 Regulations

Part 2
Transitional provision and consequential amendments

37 Transitional provision in relation to Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986

38 Transitional provision in relation to Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999

39 Acts consequentially amended

40 Regulations and rules consequentially amended

Schedule 1
Acts consequentially amended

Schedule 2
Regulations and rules consequentially amended

Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: