The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists has been designed to help you become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. All references to motorcycles include mopeds and motor scooters unless otherwise stated.
The licence and study guide section will help you through the stages of your motorcycle (Class 6) licence. It explains the driver licensing system in New Zealand, describes each stage of your motorcycle licence and provides useful information about the theory and practical riding tests. It includes important information that you need to know when applying for your motorcycle licence. It also includes most of the questions that you could be asked when you sit the theory test for your learner licence.
The road code section is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe riding practices. You will be tested on this information in your theory and practical tests. This section explains the legal responsibilities of vehicle owners and the legal requirements for your vehicle. It also contains information about what you can do to be safer on the road with other road users.
This publication is intended for motorcyclists. The NZ Transport Agency also publishes The official New Zealand road code as well as The official New Zealand road code for heavy vehicle drivers and The official New Zealand code for cyclists (online resource).
While The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists is carefully checked to ensure it is accurate at the time of publication, changes to legislation may mean that some information becomes out of date.
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 for motorcyclists is available from the following stockists:
The NZ Transport Agency has endeavoured to ensure the material in this document is technically accurate and reflects legal requirements. However, as this road code contains a plain-English summary of selected transport-related legislation it does not override governing legislation. The Transport Agency 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.Legislation can be accessed online at www.legislation.govt.nz
Last updated: 9 July 2014