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Land Transport (Road Safety) Amendment Act 2023 coming into force on 1 March 2024

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The Act’s purpose is to respond to unsafe behaviour on New Zealand’s roads by improving the legislative response to fleeing drivers and as well as addressing safety matters within the land transport system.

The Act aims to enable the New Zealand Police and the New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi to detect inappropriate behavior on the road and carry out enforcement activities.

It amends the Land Transport Act 1998, Sentencing Act 2002, Summary Proceedings Act 1957, Privacy Act 2020, Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999, Land Transport (Infringement and Reminder Notices) Regulations 2012, Land Transport (Requirements for Storage and Towage of Impounded Vehicles) Regulations 1999, Land Transport (Storage and Towage Fees for Impounded Vehicles) Regulations 1999 and the Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999.

By Christine Sanders
Senior Legal Editor

Christine is a Senior Legal Editor in the Legal Analytical team in New Zealand. She has two Bachelors degrees - Social Sciences and Law, two Masters degrees - Management Studies and Labour Relations and Social Work, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. She has worked at Thomson Reuters for 12 years and before that she worked as a Probation Officer for 10 years.

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