This factsheet explains when your licence can be suspended, the impact on your eligibility to drive and what you need to do when the suspension has ended. If you are caught committing a serious driving offence, the Police can suspend your licence at the roadside.
This factsheet is a general overview of what information parents and care givers need to know when children travel in a vehicle. This includes what the legal requirements are for restraining children in a vehicle, as well as what information you need to know when renting or purchasing (new and used) child restraints, and the fitting of child restraints into a...
This factsheet outlines some of the traffic enforcement measures used to help make our roads safer. It explains demerit points, licence suspensions, disqualifications, and how to reinstate your licence after your suspension or disqualification ends
This factsheet explains what older drivers need to do to renew their driver licence. It provides helpful information outlining medical requirements and when you may need to do a practical driving test, advises what you need to bring for your renewal and where you need to go.
This factsheet provides information for New Zealand licence holders travelling or intending to travel overseas. It provides helpful advice on your entitlement to drive overseas; renewing or replacing your New Zealand driver licence while overseas and your entitlement to drive in New Zealand when you return if your New Zealand licence has expired while you were overseas.
This factsheet explains what is involved in the occupational therapy assessment process. Sometimes you are required to provide a medical certificate as part of your driver licensing application. Your GP may want you to do an occupational therapy assessment to confirm your fitness to drive.
This factsheet provides information for drivers with diabetes. It gives advice on some of the risks and precautions for diabetic drivers and outlines limitations and conditions which may apply to your licence when you are driving.
This factsheet advises what documents are acceptable as proof of your identity, address and change of name. When you are applying for a licence, renewing your licence or when you want to change the name on your licence you need to provide evidence of your identity and address.
This factsheet advises safe recommendations for drivers and provides information relating to vision checks when applying for or renewing your licence. Good vision is essential for road safety.
This factsheet provides information for drivers with disabilities. It gives general advice on some common disabilities and the impact they may have on obtaining or retaining your driver licence.
This factsheet is for people who have been disqualified or suspended from driving. It explains what happens when your licence is suspended or disqualified; limited licences (who can get one and how to apply); and how to get your licence back once your suspension or disqualification has ended.
This factsheet tells you how to upgrade from your old paper licence to a Photographic Driver Licence. It explains the process to get your new licence and advises what you need to bring and where you need to go.
This factsheet outlines the alcohol interlock programme.
This factsheet provides an overview of what an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is and what the registration, driver licensing requirements as well as guidelines for using an ATV safely.
This factsheet provides information on a person’s legal obligations with regard to the sale and acquisition of a vehicle.
This factsheet outlines what vehicles are covered by each class of licence. It also advises what classes and/or endorsements you need to have to drive a particular type of vehicle (eg trailers, traction engines and tractors.
The NZ Transport Agency's (NZTA) factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes.
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This factsheet is an overview of vehicles that are exempt from registration and licensing requirements and to what extent they are exempted, explanation of the various exemptions and what requirement they provide exemption from.
This guide provides information on the driver licence renewal process and tips to help you keep moving. It also contains guidelines for assessing your own driving ability and resources to help you plan ahead in case you need to give up driving for any reason.
This publication has been updated to reflect the two changes to the give way rules that came into effect on 25 March...
This factsheet provides general information about vehicle licensing; what it is, how much it costs; how to licence a vehicle and Q & As.