John Brett

John is a professional engineer with 50 years experience.

John has designed and built many cars, trucks, and vehicle assembly facilities.

John has worked on design of roads, bridges, cranes, transmission towers, and buildings, and operation, maintenance and upgrade of hydro and gas turbine power stations.

John was a LVV Certifier for 13 years. John has long been a whistle-blower, expressing the view that the LVV system is dangerously deficient. John’s authority was revoked in December 2012.

John rides a 1992 Yamaha FJ1200ABS, and is also a keen road and off road cyclist.


“The LVVTA has brought it to my attention that statements I have made in relation to it and its employees may have been perceived as defamatory.

I sincerely regret that and apologise for any harm caused. I have taken down the statements identified by the LVVTA of concern to it.

I have strong views about the low volume vehicle certification process and intend in the future to direct my energies into the public inquiry now being held in relation to it.”

John Brett 7th October 2015


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Disability adaptions 2

Disability Seat

Disability Seat

Sometimes the problem is simply access to the vehicle. Adaptations are available which :

  1. Let the seat swivel to the side, to make access easier.
  2. Let the seat swivel to the side, and then extend and lower out of the vehicle.
  3. Let the seat swivel to the side, extend and lower out of the vehicle, then extend wheels and detach, making a little wheel chair.

The issues for Certification involve- security of the seat when driving, security of the seatbelt anchorage, if it is on the seat, and interior impact, especially for the occupants of the seat behind. In the picture, the removable seat has projecting handles which would be dangerous to a person nin the seat behind. In this case, the handles fold down, and have padded covers.

Certified by John Brett Technology Ltd. 0800LOWVOLUME (0800 569865)

3 comments to Disability adaptions 2

  • mohd

    hi there,
    This is Mohd from Saudi Arabia. Currently, i’m studying master degree in Microbiologyat Otago uni in Dunedin, NZ. Actually, i’m interested to be a business partner in disability adaptions. what is more, there is no branches which offer disability adaptions not just in Saudi Arabia even in the middle east . However, we have a lot of disability people there. I think we can earn a lot of money if we opened branches there. So, if there any a franchise opportunity please let me know and i’ll come to your company to discuss more about that.

  • Craig

    I have a 1979 Denning Coach 40 Ft long that I am building into a motor home but would like to find out what the seat belt requirements are for Western Australia. The origanal bus was a 53 seater and did not have any seat belts in it when I purchased it. I have purchased 2 new airride seats that come with lap belts and were wondering if I have done the right thing.
    Cheers Craig

  • John Brett

    I am unable to advise on this, as my authority is only for light vehicles in New Zealand. Sorry. John Brett

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