This is to let you know that the NZ Transport Agency is seeking comments on the draft Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2014.

The amendment Rule would introduce five-year time limits for learner and restricted Class 1 (car) and Class 6 (motorcycle) driver licences, strengthen the evidence-of-identity requirements for driver licensing applicants and enable driver licensing and testing transactions to be conducted online.

The draft amendment Rule, together with explanatory material (including information about making a submission), Questions and Answers and an online submission form, is available at:

The consultation material can also be viewed at the NZ Transport Agency’s National Office and regional offices. You are welcome to call the NZ Transport Agency Contact Centre on freephone 0800 822 422 for further information about the proposed Rule changes, or if you wish to be sent a hard copy of the consultation material.

If you need further information about the Rules process, please contact the Rules Team. Their contact details are at the front of the overview material.

NZTA welcome your comments on the proposed Rule changes. Please note that submissions close at 5pm on 28 May 2014.