**1 March VIRM amendment corrections – In-service and Entry VIRMs**
Please be advised that the NZ Transport Agency has withdrawn and modified amendments made to these VIRMs:
- General vehicles: Vehicle interior: 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages
- Light PSVs: Vehicle interior: 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages
- Heavy vehicles: Vehicle interior: 7-5 Seatbelts and seatbelt anchorages
The 1 March 2016 VIRM amendments were issued to correct a discrepancy between VIRM: In-service certification and 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.
Updated List of changes and preview pages
The List of changes and preview pages for the In-service and Entry VIRM amendments has been updated. The documents have preview screenshots of the unchanged 1 March amendments and the 11 March corrections – the 11 March corrections are underlined in red. The live website versions are highlighted in yellow as per the usual amendment process.
VIRM: In-service certification
VIRM Entry certification