Recently the Ministry of Transport and NZTA made an amendment to rule 41001/5, which specifies the dimensions that vahicles must comply with. The amendment generally relates to heavy vehicles such as trucks transporting frieght, but the Rule also includes a number of other changes that address issues raised by the transport industry or local authorities. The amendment Rule:
* extends the overall length allowed for certain types of ‘rigid bus’ to reflect the dimensions currently permitted for some buses under exemptions;
* allows buses to be fitted with bicycle racks, which may project beyond the allowed overall length or dimension of the vehicle;
"A bicycle rack fitted to the front of a bus... is not included in determining the overall length or forward distance of the bus, provided that the vehicle complies with the appliable swept path performance measures in Schedule 8"