6 Jul 2012

New rules will make services safe - minister

10:33 pm on 6 July 2012

Associate Transport Minister Simon Bridges says new regulations being introduced for passenger service vehicles will make them safer.

Proposed changes include giving drivers a clearer view of passengers, as well as requiring inspections for power-operated doors to stop passengers being trapped or injured.

Mr Bridges says the changes also remove unnecessary regulation and ensure that New Zealand requirements are in line with those overseas.

Those changes will take effect in October this year.