Welcome to The official New Zealand road code online

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

For information for light vehicle drivers, please see The official New Zealand road code. For information for heavy vehicle drivers, please see The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers. For information for motorcyclists, please see The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists. Where can I buy copies of the Road code?

Before starting - check for updates

Before you start using the online road codes, check the following updates pages for any Rule changes or amendments that have occurred since the publication of the printed Road codes.

The official New Zealand code for cyclists is now available as PDF download:


The official New Zealand road code

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The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicles

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The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists

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The official New Zealand road code for cyclists

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Last updated: 15 July 2013