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How we will use your submission

We will consider your responses, along with other responses from the public, the small passenger service sector, and other interested organisations, to develop recommendations for the Government’s consideration.

A summary of submissions will be published on the small passenger services page. This summary may include the names of the organisations or individuals that made submissions. It will not include their contact details.

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Setting the cost-sharing rate

Which of the three options for a cost-sharing rate for carpooling do you think will be best for New Zealand’s small passenger services system?

The Ministry of Transport’s review team concluded that option 1 would be best for New Zealand’s small passenger services sector in the future. Do you agree?

Tick the factors below you think are driving the need for change

Why do you prefer this option over Option 1?

Offences and penalties regulations

Do you agree with the identified three new offences and penalties for breach of Land Transport Rules that will apply to the small passenger services sector in the future?

  • a small  passenger services operator must comply with duties in relation to drivers
Maximum penalty on conviction for an individual ($) Maximum penalty on conviction for body corporate ($) Infringement fee for individual ($) Infringement fee for body corporate ($)
4000 20,000 750 3750
  • a person must not cause or permit a small passenger service driver to accept hire in specified area unless it has been granted an exception and that exception complies with all the prescribed requirements
Maximum penalty on conviction for an individual ($) Maximum penalty on conviction for body corporate ($) Infringement fee for individual ($) Infringement fee for body corporate ($)
2000 10,000 400 2000
  • a small passenger service driver must not accept hire in specified area unless it has been granted an exception and that exception complies with all the prescribed requirements
Maximum penalty on conviction for an individual ($) Maximum penalty on conviction for body corporate ($) Infringement fee for individual ($) Infringement fee for body corporate ($)
2000 - 400 -

Do you agree wuth the offences and penalties that only have minor changes (listed in Table 1, pages 10-11 of the consultation document) for breach of Land Transport Rule that will apply to the small passenger services sector in the future?

Do you have any general comments on the proposals in the Small passenger services supporting regulations - Cabinet paper?