Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today that he has introduced the Land Transport Amendment Bill 2013 to lower the adult drink-driving limits.
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The government announced today that it will lower the adult drink-driving limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, to 50mg.
The Ministry’s latest Vehicle Fleet Statistics for the April to June 2013 quarter show there is a continued high level of vehicle replacement.
Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced that a review of taxi driver safety is underway.
The Minister of Transport has signed changes to the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002, affecting warrant of fitness and certificate of fitness inspection systems.
Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse has released the Red Light Camera Position Paper.
Manufacturers’ testing of fuel economy for newly registered vehicles also shows continued improvements, contributing to an increasing overall fuel efficiency for New Zealand’s vehicle fleet.
The Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 has been amended to increase the mandatory requirement for child restraint use to child passengers aged up to seven years.
The Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2013 came into effect on 13 June 2013. The new legislation amends the Land Transport Management Act 2003 and repeals the Public Transport Management Act 2008, carrying over its relevant provisions.
A trial using wireless communications technology to deliver real-time traffic information has been launched by the Ministry of Transport and AraFlow Limited.
The SuperGold Card off-peak public transport concession scheme will receive additional funding of $14 million over the next two financial years as part of Budget 2013.
New Zealanders aged between 35 and 64 spend two thirds of their total travel time driving, the Ministry of Transport has found.
The Ministry of Transport has commissioned two studies to get a better handle on New Zealand’s future freight flows.
Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse announced that he has signed changes to the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999 and seven other Rules.
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has invited people to comment on changes to the WoF and CoF inspection frequency.
Police say that despite a largely trouble free Easter weekend on the nation’s roads, the three people who died are still three too many.
Transport officials and police are hopeful that drivers this Easter holidays will ensure another fatality-free Easter weekend.
The total annual social cost of road crashes in New
Zealand reduced by 14 percent between 2010 and 2011 to $3.14
billion in 2011, largely due to a 24 percent fall in the
number of fatalities.
Changes to simplify the road user charges (RUC) system have
come into effect.
Work is underway to deliver a simpler and more efficient
vehicle licensing system. The Vehicle Licensing Reform
project, jointly led by the Ministry of Transport and the NZ
Transport Agency will examine: annual licensing (commonly
known as registration), warrant of fitness and certificate
of fitness and transport services licensing.