Introduction

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.

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 most of 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.

This guide is intended for drivers of cars and other light vehicles. For information for heavy vehicle drivers and motorcyclists, please obtain a physical copy of The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers and The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists.

Updates

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 2012/13 edition of The official New Zealand road code is available from the following stockists:

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: 19 October 2012