|Amendment date||Reasons for amendment||Amendment details|
|1 March 2018||The latest phase of changes related to electronic stability control (ESC) – used class MA vehicles (passenger cars) with engine capacity greater than 2 litres inspected at the border from 1 March 2018 must have ESC fitted.||1 March 2018 list of changes|
|1 November 2017||1 November 2017 list of changes|
|1 July 2017|
Changes to recording engine type for electric vehicles from 1 July 2017
|1 July 2017 list of changes|
|1 May 2017||1 May 2017 list of changes|
|1 December 2016|
In this amendment:
|1 December 2016 list of changes|
|11 March 2016|
The 1 March 2016 VIRM amendments were issued to correct a discrepancy between VIRM: Entry certification with the Land Transport Rule: Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages 2002. However, a result of the amendment is that it immediately invalidated certain existing motorhome seatbelts, which was not the intent of the amendment.
As a result of the repercussions, the Transport Agency is working to effect a Rule change that will clarify the intent of the Rule and not disadvantage owners of existing motorhomes. In the meantime, please refer to the modified VIRM amendments, which will be retroactively effective 1 March 2016.
|11 March 2016 list of changes|
|1 March 2016|
Important: See also 11 March corrections amendment.
|1 March and 11 March 2016 list of changes|
|1 December 2015||1 December 2015 List of changes|
|1 July 2015||This amendment covers changes relating to Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle brakes Amendment 2014 that come in to force on 1 July 2015.||1 July 2015 list of changes|
|1 November 2014||1 November 2014 List of changes|
|28 April 2014||28 April 2014 list of changes|
|29 October 2013||Amendment to water damaged vehicle file review and LT351W issue.|
|1 July 2013||1 July 2013 list of changes|
|1 January 2013||
This amendment covers changes to the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions 2007 which came into effect on 1 January 2013.
Questions and answers about the Rule changes are available on the NZTA website here.
|1 January 2013 list of changes|
|1 October 2012|
This amendment covers a number of changes to the Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles 1999 which came into effect on 1 October 2012. The main changes relate to passenger loading to include driver and crew (now called occupant loading), various PSV dimension changes, extendable steps, removal or reduction of actual weight on the front axle and requirements for dedicated wheelchair positions.
This amendment only covers PSV entry inspections.