Regulatory Impact Statement: Options to increase penalties for failing to stop and failing or refusing to provide information or providing false information
This Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) has been prepared by the New Zealand Police (Police) and the Ministry of Transport.
It provides an analysis of options aimed at
- reducing the number of fleeing driver incidents and the social harm caused by these incidents, and
- increasing the number of people who provide information to police that may lead to the identification of fleeing drivers.
This RIS informs the regulatory decision to increase the current penalties in the Land Transport Act 1998 and Sentencing Act 2002 for:
- drivers who fail to stop for enforcement officers when requested or signalled to do so
- people who fail or refuse to provide information requested from enforcement officers that may lead to the identification of a fleeing driver or who provide false information.