Submission on the Driving Change: Reviewing the Road User Charges System Consultation Document

Road User Charges ought to remain focussed on cost recovery for damage to roads from vehicle use, with externalities related to transport addressed through alternative approaches rather than broadening the purposes of the Road User Charge system. 

Road User Charge exemptions ought not be extended or applied to a broader range of clean vehicles, combinations, or trailers to avoid risking revenue into the National Land Transport Fund and transport projects reliant on sustainable funding, including the Road to Zero Strategy. 

It is appropriate that primarily off-road vehicles should be exempt from Road User Charges for those few instances where they have to travel along a public road for Certificate of Fitness purposes. 

A copy of the full submission can be found to the right.