Our contributions to national and local government policy
Driver Impaired Driver Testing
Date submitted: 1 July 2019
Trafinz argues for a focus on testing for Driver Impairment and prevention of harm, with prompt referrals to the health system.
NZTA Regulatory Performance and date March 2019
Date submitted: 1 March 2019
Trafinz supports NZ Transport Agency staff in their work with TLA’s on Speed Management and gives examples.
We recognise the urgent need to speed delivering safe speed environments, but this cannot be achieved by NZ Transport Agency alone.
Date submitted: 2 May 2018
Trafinz welcomes the new strategic focus, with priority to safety and access and the rebalancing of funding across a more inclusive range of modes. Suggestions are made about ways change should be implemented, to deliver better social, economic and environmental outcomes.
Speed Limits Rule 2017
Date submitted: 16 June 2017
Trafinz strongly supports the new speed limits rule and makes suggestions on its implementation. Such as, the use of Council Resolutions for new speed limits....
Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule 2016
Date submitted: 12/8/2016
Trafinz is not supporting much of this proposed Rule, in particular extra vehicle mass, width and height for goods vehicles in general use. We are concerned about the extra local road pavement damage. The submission supports new safety equipment on trucks, better monitoring by operators of route and loading and more efficient enforcement.
Submission on the Review of the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass (VDAM) Rule
Date submitted: 17/2/2016
Safer Speed Programme Submission
Date submitted: 09/05/2014
Feedback on the safer speed programme presentation.
Draft ITS Action Plan
Date submitted: 20/01/2014
See below to read about Trafinz’ submission on the Draft ITS Action Plan. Trafinz strongly support the proposed actions, in particular those that relate to improving the safety and productivity of the land transport system. They have specifically commented on Clauses 5.6; 5.9 and 5.10.
Omnibus Amendment Rule
Date submitted: 21/07/2013
Trafinz supports the rule change, but had some suggestions to make regarding School Patrol Signs and School Bus signage and parking.
Date submitted: 21/07/2011
A submission on proposals for targeted changes to the 2012 National Land Transport Programme co‐investment ratios (funding assistance rates).
Land Transport Road Safety & other matters amendment Bill
Date submitted: 21/10/2010
A submission on the Land Transport Road Safety and Other Matters Amendment Bill. Trafinz supports the Bill as including a valuable set of initiatives to promote road safety and under ‘other matters’ assist in the management of Council owned land.
Guidelines for Facilities for Blind and Vision-Impaired Pedestrians
Date submitted: 13/12/2007
Trafinz has a strong interest in pedestrian safety as part of its wider interest in transport safety in New Zealand.
Police Act Review
Date submitted: 31/07/2007
Trafinz has focused its submission on transport activity as from scientific research virtually every criminal act within our society has a transport component and hence policing and transportation are inexplicably linked.
Land Transport (Road User) Amendment Rule
Date submitted: ???
In developing this submission we have discussed the proposed Rule changes at a meeting of our Executive.
Driver Licensing Amendment
Date submitted: 23 April 2019
Due to road safety concerns Trafinz does not support removing the requirement for driver eyesight testing at the 10 yearly renewal of driver licenses
Submission on Traffic control devices manual Part 5: Traffic control devices for general use - between intersections. Part 5
Date submitted: 18 September 2018
Trafinz comments on the need to carefully consider the safety of all users, not just motor vehicle users, when giving guidance on signs and markings, and recommends several changes and additional research
Engagement Draft GPS2018
Date submitted: 30 March 2017
Trafinz welcomes the references in the draft to an integrated land transport system approach and evidence based policy development. We make several suggestions...
2016 Omnibus Rules Amendment
Date submitted: 12/8/2016
Trafinz supports almost all of these proposed Rule changes. Some have come from the 2014 Cycling Panel report.
Small Passenger Services Review
Date submitted: 12/2/2016
Click on the link below to view the submission that Trafinz submitted.
2013 Achievement Report
Date submitted: 4/4/2014
Safer Journeys for Rural Schools Guide
Date submitted: 16/10/2013
A submission from Trafinz on safer journeys for rural schools that involves several recommendations.
Vehicle Licensing Reform Submission
Date submitted: 31/10/2012
Submission from Trafinz to the Ministry of Transport on vehicle licensing reform.
Submission Government Policy Statement (GPS)
Date submitted: 27/05/2011
A submission on the Government Policy Statement 2011.
Proposal for the 2020 Road Safety
Date submitted: 02/10/2009
Our proposals to assist in the development of a Road Safety Strategy for the upcoming decade to 2020.
BAC Letter - May 2009
Date submitted: 07/05/2009
It is submitted that a national blood alcohol content (BAC) limit should give clear formal guidance to drivers to promote safe driving practices. TRAFINZ believes that New Zealand’s current legal adult limit of 0.08, does not do this.
Level Crossing Guideline Nov 07
Date submitted: 16/11/2007
Trafinz has a strong interest in rail safety as part of its wider interest in transport safety in New Zealand, and we recognize the important role that rail plays in the wider community and national economy.
Guideline Parking Control (Volume 13)
Date submitted: 27/07/2007
Our comments on the Parking Control (Volume 13) draft document July 2007.
Light Vehicle Brakes Amendment
Date submitted: 23 April 2019
Trafinz strongly supports a requirement for motor cycles to be fitted with ABS, with a few minor exceptions, and argues for faster implementation
Submission on Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018(the Omnibus Rule)
Date submitted: 28 August 2018
Trafinz supports the amendments which generally tidy up and clarify recent changes to Acts and Rules. We also comment on the need to address problems caused by parking on berms behind the kerbs on our local roads.
Submission on Land Transport rule:
Operator Licensing 2017
Date submitted: 21 November 2016
Trafinz welcomes the references in the draft to an integrated land transport system approach and evidence...
Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles
Date submitted: 8/8/2016
This submission supports RCA's (Councils) being responsible for the siting of charging stations on street.
GPS2015-Engagement Draft Submission
Land Transport Amendment Bill
TRAFINZ's submission on the Land Transport Amendment Bill. Trafinz supported the proposed reduction in allowable blood alcohol for drivers from 0.8 to 0.5 and suggested other future initiatives to support the change.
Palmerston North Speed Limits Review
Date submitted: 26/7/2013
A submission that focuses on the use of 40kph speed zones around school areas.
Land Transport Management Amendment Bill
Date submitted: 26/10/2012
A submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee suggesting that the reading be changed "to contribute to an economically efficient, safe, accessible, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable transport system."
Land Transport Driver Licensing Amendment Bill
Date submitted: 21/10/2010
A submission on the Land Transport Driver Licencing Amendment Bill. TRAFINZ supports the Bill, though would like to see it go further.
Amending the Government Policy Statement
Date submitted: 16/03/2009
This paper is to provide some experience responses on the GPS discussion document to help facilitate the development of a local government sector response.
Omnibus Amendment Sept 2007
Date submitted: 14/09/2007
A submission on the yellow draft of Land Transport Rule : Omnibus Amendment (Rule 10003)
MoT Review of the Transport Act 1962
Date submitted: 08/07/2007
New Zealand Traffic Institute submissions on the Ministry of Transport review of the Transport Act 1962.