Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2009


Published: 2012

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Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2012




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TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS

2009


Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Arrangement of Sections





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TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2009

Arrangement of Sections

Regulation

1 Citation................................................................................................................... 5
2 Regulation 2 amended ........................................................................................... 5
3 Regulation 4 amended ........................................................................................... 6
4 Regulation 4(2) amended ....................................................................................... 6
5 Regulation 9(1) repealed and replaced .................................................................. 6
6 Regulation 9(3) amended ....................................................................................... 6
7 Regulation 10(3) amended ..................................................................................... 6
8 Regulation 11(5)(d) amended ................................................................................ 7
9 Regulation 19(7)(b) amended ................................................................................ 7
10 Regulation 19(7)(e) amended ................................................................................ 7
11 Regulation 20(2) amended ..................................................................................... 7
12 Regulation 20(4) amended ..................................................................................... 7
13 Regulation 20(8) .................................................................................................... 7
14 Regulation 37 amended ......................................................................................... 8
15 Regulation 39(3) amended ..................................................................................... 8
14 Regulation 40 amended ......................................................................................... 8
15 First Schedule amended ......................................................................................... 8
16 First Schedule amended ....................................................................................... 12
17 First Schedule amended ....................................................................................... 13
18 Third Schedule repealed and replaced ................................................................. 14
21 Fourth Schedule repealed and replaced ............................................................... 14


Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Regulation 1





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TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2009

TRAFFIC ACT (CAP.156)

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 40 of the Traffic Act

(Cap.156), the Principal Licensing Authority with the consent of Cabinet,

makes the following Regulations and as amended by the Legislative Assembly

on the 19
th
October 2011 by virtue of section 9 of the Government Act

(Cap.3)-

16
th
March 2012

1 Citation

(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Traffic (Amendment) Regulations

2009.



(2) The Traffic Regulations, as amended, are in these Regulations referred to as

the Principal Regulations.



2 Regulation 2 amended

Regulation 2 of the Principal Regulations is amended by inserting the following in

the appropriate place:



“company nominee” means an employee of a company designated as responsible

for company vehicles;



Regulation 3 Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2009





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3 Regulation 4 amended

Regulation 4 of the Principal Regulations is amended by deleting sub-regulation (1)

and replacing it with the following:



“(1) All applications for the registration of a motor vehicle or trailer shall be made

to the Principal Licensing Authority on Form 1A (if the owner is an

individual) or Form 1B (if the owner is a company) of the First Schedule.”



4 Regulation 4(2) amended

Regulation 4(2) of the Principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words

“Form 1A” and replacing it with “Form 1C”.



5 Regulation 9(1) repealed and replaced

Regulation 9(1) of the Principal regulations is repealed and replaced with the

following:



“(1) All applications for a motor driver’s licence or the renewal thereof shall be

made on Form 5 of the First Schedule, and shall be accompanied by two

passport-size photographs showing the full-face view of the applicant.



Provided that such photographs may be taken by the licensing officer at the

place where the application is made.”



6 Regulation 9(3) amended

Regulation 9(3) of the Principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words

“and have a passport-size photograph affixed to the inside front cover”.



7 Regulation 10(3) amended

Regulation 10(3) of the Principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words

“Chief Police Officer” and replacing it with the words “Principal Licensing

Authority”.



Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Regulation 8





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8 Regulation 11(5)(d) amended

Regulation 11(5)(d) of the Principal Regulations is amended by inserting after the

words “Police Officer” the words “or any other person authorised by the Principal

Licensing Authority” .



9 Regulation 19(7)(b) amended

Regulation 19(7)(b) of the Principal Regulations is amended in the English version

only by deleting the word “the” before the words “Bus Depot” and replacing it with

the word “a”.



10 Regulation 19(7)(e) amended

Regulation 19(7)(e) of the Principal Regulations is amended by:



(i) inserting the words “or other bus stop” after the words “Bus Depot”; and

(ii) inserting the words “or other” before the word “Regulations”.



11 Regulation 20(2) amended

Regulation 20(2) of the Principal Regulations is amended by inserting after the

words “Police Officer” the words “or any other person authorised by the Principal

Licensing Authority”.



12 Regulation 20(4) amended

Regulation 20(4) of the Principal Regulations is amended by inserting after the

words “Police Officer” the words “, any person authorised by the Principal

Licensing Authority”.



13 Regulation 20(8)

Regulation 20(8) of the Principal Regulations is amended by inserting after the

words “Principal Licensing Authority” the words “or a Police Officer”.



Regulation 14 Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2009





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14 Regulation 37 amended

Regulation 37 of the Principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words “Police

Officer” and replacing it with the words “licensing officer”.



15 Regulation 39(3) amended

Regulation 39(3) of the Principal Regulations is amended by deleting “$100” and

replacing it with “$500”.



14 Regulation 40 amended

Regulation 40 is amended by deleting the provision and replacing it with the

following:



“40. Notwithstanding any amendment made in these Regulations, the Principal

Licensing Authority may authorise the continued use of such forms for such

purposes as are being carried out immediately before the coming into effect of

the Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2009, until such time as the traffic

computerisation process of the Ministry for Transport is completed for all

districts. Any such use shall continue to be lawful as if the relevant provisions

of the Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (except the amendment to this

Regulation) were not made.”.



15 First Schedule amended

The First Schedule of the Principal Regulations is amended by deleting FORM 1

and Form 1A and replacing it with the following new FORM 1A, FORM 1B and

FORM 1C.







Traffic (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Regulation 15





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“FORM 1A



Registered Individual




Entity Type Individual



Name



Title



First Name



Surname





Physical Address

Address





Village



Island



PO Box





Details

Gender



Date of Birth



Place of Birth - Town



Place of Birth - Country



Proof of Age - Document



Proof of Age - Country of

Issue



Resident



Email Address



Phone - Landline

Phone - Mobile







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FORM 1B



Registered Company





Type Company



Name



Company Name



Company Nominee





Company Address



Address





Village



Island





Postal Address



Address





Village



Island



Post Box





Details



Email Address



Phone - Landline

Phone - Mobile

Fax No.





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FORM 1C



Vehicle Registration Certificate







CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

(Traffic Regulations – Regulation 4 (2))







District ……………………………………..



Motor Vehicle Registration No …………………………… the property of

.………………………………………………………………….…………

is hereby registered for use within the Kingdom of Tonga in accordance

with the provisions of the Traffic Act and Regulations.



Date …………………………………………



Details

1. Type of Vehicle

2. Colour

3. Make and Year of Manufacture

4. Engine No.

5. Chassis No.

6. No. of cylinders

7. Cubic Capacity

8. L.H/R.H Drive

9. Net Weight

10. Length in meters.

11. Breadth in meters.

12. 2/4 Door

13. Fuel

14. Purpose for which intended

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16 First Schedule amended

The First Schedule of the Principal Regulations is amended by deleting FORM 3A

and replacing it with the following:



“FORM 3A



VEHICLE LICENSE (QUARTERLY TAX) STICKER LAYOUT




































EXPIRY DATE

THE MAKE, MODEL, AND

DATE OF MANUFACTURE

REGISTRATION NUMBER OF

VEHICLE

TONGA
MOT

LOGO

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17 First Schedule amended

The First Schedule of the Principal Act is amended by deleting FORM 5A and

replacing it with the following:

“FORM 5A



Driver’s Licence






Reverse side:









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18 Third Schedule repealed and replaced

The Third Schedule of the Principal Regulations is repealed and replaced with the

following:



“THIRD SCHEDULE



BUS STOP



(i) The areas on the northern side of Vuna Road –

(a) opposite the intersection with Fatafehi Road; and

(b) opposite Fa’onelua Park,

shall be reserved for the exclusive use of passenger buses for the purpose of

embarking and disembarking passengers and shall be marked BUS DEPOT.



(ii) Any other area designated and marked as a Bus Stop in accordance with the
Traffic (Signs) Regulations.”



21 Fourth Schedule repealed and replaced

The Fourth Schedule of the Principal Act is repealed and replaced by the following:



“FOURTH SCHEDULE



FEES



LAND TRANSPORT SCHEDULE OF FEES AND
CHARGES Rate

1.PRIVATE VEHICLES

(i) All Motor Vehicles

a) weighing 1000 kg and less $25

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b) weighing 1001kg and less than 1500 kg $40

c) weighing 1500 kg and less than 3000kg $50

d) weighing 3000kg and less than 5000kg $60

e) weighing 5000kg and over $70

(ii) Motor Cycle $20

(iii) Motor Tricycle $30

(iv) Invalid Carriage FREE

2. PUBLIC/COMPANY/TAXI & RENTAL

(i) All Motor Vehicles

a) weighing 1000 kg and less $50

b) weighing 1001kg and less than 1500 kg $60

c) weighing 1500 kg and less than 3000kg $70

d) weighing 3000kg and less than 5000kg $90

e) weighing 5000kg and over $110

(ii) Motor Cycle $40

(iii) Motor Tricycle $40

3. GENERAL REGISTRATION

Transfer of Registration/Ownership $70

Transfer to outer Island $30

Reissue of Registration & Examination $20



B. ANNUAL EXAMINATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE

1.PRIVATE VEHICLES

(i) All Motor Vehicles

a) weighing 1000 kg and less $70

b) weighing 1001kg and less than 1500 kg $95

c) weighing 1500 kg and less than 3000kg $120

d) weighing 3000kg and less than 5000kg $160

e) weighing 5000kg and over $185

(ii) Motor Cycle $20

(iii) Motor Tricycle $20

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(iv) Invalid Carriage FREE

2.PUBLIC/COMPANY/TAXI & RENTAL

Motor Cycle $30

Motor Tricycle $20

(i) All Motor Vehicles

a) weighing 1000 kg and less $55

b) weighing 1001kg and less than 1500 kg $80

c) weighing 1500 kg and less than 3000kg $120

d) weighing 3000kg and less than 5000kg $145

e) weighing 5000kg and over $210

Examination of any vehicle involved in an accident $60

Penalty Fee (LATE EXAMINATION) $60

C. ANNUAL VEHICLE LICENCE

Motor Cycles (with or without sidecars) $30

Invalid Carriage FREE



Public Service Vehicle - including taxis, rental vehicle,
passenger buses

(i) not more than 5 passengers $130

(ii) more than 5 passengers $160

Goods Vehicle

(i) All Motor Vehicles

a) weighing less than 1000 kg $100

b) weighing between 1000 and 2000 kg $120

c) weighing between 2000 and 3000 kg $140

d) weighing more than 3000 kg $160

e) weighing over 5000kg $180



Private Motor Vehicle

(i) All Motor Vehicles

a) weighing less than 1000 kg $90

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b) weighing between 1000 and 1500 kg $100

c) weighing more than 1500 kg and less
than 3000kg $120

d) weighing 3000kg and less than 5000kg $150

e) weighing 5000kg and over $350



Miscellaneous

(i) Boat Trailers - non commercial $30

(ii) Agriculture Trailers FREE

(iii) All other Trailers $70

(iv) Tractors used for agricultural purposes(not
hire) FREE

(v) Tractors used for any other purposes, heavy
plant, specified

a) Weighing less than 1000 kg $120

b) Weighing between 1000 and 2000 kg $150

c) Weighing between 2000 and 3000 kg $200

d) Weighing more than 3000 kg $250

Reissue of Registration & Examination Certificate $30

Transfer of Licence $30

Dealers General Licence $1,000

Penalty Fee (LATE ANNUAL EXAMINATION &

LICENSE) $60





D.DRIVING LICENSE

Application for a learner drivers permit FREE

Issue of a learner drivers permit

(i) Theoretical Test $20

(ii) Practical Test $20

Issue of visitors' driving Licence $40

Application for a new Driver's License FREE

Licence for ALL PRIVATE VEHICLES $60

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Licence to drive a public service vehicle per annum $100

Licence to drive a motor cycle per annum $30

Licence to drive an invalid carriage per annum FREE

Issue of a duplicate licence- all classes $40

Duplicate/Renewal of Licence $60



E. BUS ROUTE PERMITS

Special Bus route permits (valid 24 hours) $20

Specified bus route permit per annum $100

Any other transport route per annum $100

F. REGISTRATION NUMBER PLATES

Registration Number Plates

(i) for Motor Cycles and Trailers- Initial issue or
replacement $60

(ii) for all other vehicles- Initial Issue or
Replacement $100

Special Registration Number Plates - Initial Issue or

Replacement $500



Made at Nuku’alofa this 16
th
day of March 2012



Principal Licensing Authority

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