Introduction

The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe driving practices that apply to drivers of heavy vehicles. You will be tested on this information and The official New Zealand road code in your theory and practical driving tests.

Information in the Licence and study guide section will help you through each stage of your driver licence. It explains the driver licensing system in New Zealand, describes each stage of your driver licence and provides useful information about the theory and practical tests. It also includes the questions that you could be asked when you sit the theory test for your learner licence, and a driving skills syllabus to help you and your driving coach when you’re learning to drive.

The 2010 edition now includes a truck loading section based on The official New Zealand truck loading code also produced by the NZTA. From April 2011 the heavy vehicle licence test will include questions from this section of the heavy vehicle road code. The inclusion of the Truck loading code in The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers acknowledges that loading is crucial to the safety of heavy vehicles.

This guide is intended for drivers of heavy vehicles. For information for light vehicle drivers, please see The official New Zealand road code. For motorcyclists, please see The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists.

Any changes made to the web version of The official New Zealand road code since the last published edition are listed on the Updates page.

Where can I buy the 'Road code'?

You can purchase copies of The official New Zealand road code for car drivers, The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers and The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists from NZ Transport Agency agents and most booksellers.

The 2010 edition of The official New Zealand road code is available from the following stockists:

The recommended retail price is $24.90.

DISCLAIMER

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has endeavoured to ensure the material in this document is technically accurate and reflects legal requirements. However, the document does not override governing legislation. The NZTA does not accept liability for any consequences arising from the use of this document. If the user of this document is unsure whether the material is correct, they should make direct reference to the relevant legislation and contact the NZTA.

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Last updated: 1 February 2012