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 John’s authority was revoked in December 2012.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

As there are many types of vehicles, so there are many types of disability.

hand control

hand control

This picture shows a Monarch Hand Control, which can be fittted to most types of vehicle. It is supplied by Mobility for Independance 09 445 8401

Many disabled people are perfectly capable of driving, but need to be assessed by an Occupational Therapist. Other disabled people may not drive, but require a modified vehicle to provide access, either in a wheelchair, or just with the aid of a seat which swivels, or extends out of the vehicle, or even becomes a detachable wheelchair.
The Vehicle Modifications require Certification to ensure that the safety of the vehicle occupants, and the safety of other road users is ensured.

Docking Stations

Docking Stations

This picture shows the docking stations, which can accomodate either standard seats, or wheelchairs.
Wheelchair Hoist

Wheelchair Hoist

This picture shows a side-mounted wheelchair hoist.

The vehicle shown as an example is based on a a Volkswagen Caravelle, constructed by Van Extras in Auckland.

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

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