Enforcement of Vehicle Safety Requirements Policy

Reference: P01-001 
Status: Approved by the Council on 20 February 2001

That having considered the report of the Engineer Manager recommending that the Council’s enforcement officers be authorised to issue infringement notices for invalid vehicle warrants of fitness, certificates of fitness and vehicle registrations:

a) The New Plymouth District Council introduce enforcement of Schedule 2a of the Transport Act 1962 relating to stationary vehicle infringement offences.

b) The New Plymouth District Council adopt the New Zealand Police Traffic Compliance Policy for Traffic Infringement Offences:

WARRANT OF FITNESS:

Compliance may be offered for:

  • A Warrant of Fitness expired by up to one month
  • Allow 14 days to correct the fault

No Compliance:

  • Where a Warrant of Fitness has expired by more than one month
  • Where there is No Warrant of Fitness displayed

UNLICENSED MOTOR VEHICLE:

Compliance may be offered for:

  • A licence label that has expired by up to one month
  • Allow 14 days to correct the fault

No Compliance:

  • Where a licence label has expired by more than one month
  • Where there is no licence label displayed

VEHICLE DEFECTS:

Compliance may be offered for:

  • Minor vehicle defects
  • Worn tyre
  • Light fitted but not working
  • Noise or smoke
  • Allow 14 days to correct the fault

No Compliance:

  • For serious vehicle defects;

c) The New Plymouth District Council pay over to the Crown 50% of infringement fees collected pursuant to Schedule 2a (2, 3, 4) of the Transport Act 1962;

d) The collective effects of this initiative be reviewed and reported on after a 1-year period.