Drivers License Changes Announced
Yesterday Labour and ACT were outraged over licensing charges.
Labour transport spokesperson Harry Duynhoven says Cabinet must act immediately to rectify problems with the introduction of the new photo driver licence regime.
ACT is mobilising the country's commercial drivers this week as part of the Party's campaign to reduce the LTSA's fee hikes for renewing licences.
It seems as if Maurice Williamson has been listening. Today shortly before the house went into session he announced changes which will:
1. Allow bus and taxi drivers and other endorsement hodlers to renew annually rather than once every five years as is currently required.
2. Change the current annual police vetting for bus drivers to one vetting every five years
3. And change the charging for those holding multiple endorsements so they pay only one endorsement fee.
Mr Williamson also covered the changes during question time in Question 12.