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Roadside licence suspension (Factsheet 62)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 62
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

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I endorsements: How to become a driving instructor (Factsheet 5)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 5
  • Reference: Factsheet 5
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet relates to obtaining an endorsement to become a driving instructor.

  • Also known as: Factsheet 55
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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

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Older drivers: Licence renewal (Factsheet 57)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 57
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

Please note: Factsheet 57 replaces the Renewing your driver licence at age 75 and over...

  • Also known as: Factsheet 65
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

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Heavy vehicle driver licences (Factsheet 70)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 70
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet tells you how to get a licence for a heavy vehicle (eg truck or truck and trailer). It outlines the different vehicle weights covered by each heavy vehicle class and the process to progress to a higher class. It provides helpful information relating to medical and eyesight requirements, advises what you need to bring and where you need to go.

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D endorsements for carrying dangerous goods (Factsheet 37)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 37
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet advises when you need to have a dangerous goods endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.

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V endorsements for vehicle recovery services (Factsheet 46)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 46
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet advises when you need to have a vehicle recovery endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.

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New residents and visitors - driving in New Zealand (Factsheet 56)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 56
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet is for new residents and visitors to New Zealand who only hold an overseas licence and provides information relating to your eligibility to drive in New Zealand, how to get a New Zealand driver licence, and other information relating to driving in New Zealand.

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Renewing driver licence endorsements (Factsheet 61)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 61
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet explains what you need to do to renew the endorsements on your driver licence. It provides helpful information relating to medical and eyesight requirements, advises what you need to bring and where you need to go.

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Learning to drive: Getting your car licence

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 45
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet tells you how to get your car licence which allows you to drive a light vehicle (up to 4500 kg). Cars, vans and utes are light vehicles. It outlines the three graduated stages, the process to get each stage and any conditions which you must comply with when driving.

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F endorsements for driving forklifts (Factsheet 10)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 10
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet advises when you need to have a forklift endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.

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Identification for driver licensing (Factsheet 20)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 20
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

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Vision and driving (Factsheet 25)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 25
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

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Learning to ride: Getting your motorcycle licence (Factsheet 28)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 28
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet tells you how to get your motorcycle licence. It outlines the three graduated stages, the process to get each stage and any conditions which you must comply with when riding.

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R T W endorsements for special-type vehicles (Factsheet 40)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 40
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet advises when you need to have a rollers, tracks or wheels endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.

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P endorsements for carrying passengers (Factsheet 42)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 42
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet advises when you need to have a passenger endorsement on your driver licence (eg when driving a bus or taxi) and provides information on how to get one.

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Limited licences (Factsheet 50)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 50
  • ISBN: ISSN 1172-0689 (print) ISSN 1172-0778 (online)
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

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Upgrading driver licences from paper to photo (Factsheet 54)

Published: Dec 2014
  • Also known as: Factsheet 54
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

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.

  • Also known as: Factsheet 72
  • Author: NZ Transport Agency

This factsheet explains how to convert an overseas driver licence to a New Zealand driver licence. It outlines what is required and also lists which countries are exempt from sitting the theory and/or practical test.

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