Changes live - electronic stability control VIRM amendments 1 July 2015

On 1 July 2015 the first stage of changes relating to Land Transport Rule: Light-vehicle brakes Amendment 2014 came in to force.

These changes affect the In-service, Entry, and Entry (new light vehicle) VIRMs.

Amendments to these VIRMs are now live on 1 July 2015. You can check out the List of changes and screenshot packs for these amendments.

From the 1 July 2015:

This amendment only affects light vehicles – including some light passenger service vehicles.

Future changes

The amendment Rule also sets out the following dates from which used vehicles coming into New Zealand are required to have ESC:

Similar to frontal impact and emissions requirements, when fully phased in, this provision will not apply to:

As the changes come into force, VIRMs will be updated with the new requirements.

*A make and model of a vehicle of a class other than MD3, MD4, ME, NB, NC, TC and TD, that is:

(a) manufactured, assembled, or scratch-built in quantities of 500 or less in any one year, and where the construction of the vehicle may directly or indirectly affect compliance of the vehicle with any of the vehicle standards prescribed by New Zealand law.