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The official New Zealand code for cyclists

Published: | Category: Road codes , Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Walkers & cyclists

The official New Zealand code for cyclists is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe cycling practices.

The code will be particularly useful for people who are just learning about cycling on the road or those teaching someone else to ride. It will also be a useful resource for those already cycling, as well as for parents and caregivers teaching their children to ride a bike. However the Transport Agency is also encouraging more experienced cyclists to take advantage of the new resource to brush up on their knowledge of the road rules and safe cycling practices.

The new code includes sections on:

  • Learning to cycle
  • Road rules
  • Signs
  • Tips for cycling defensively
  • How to do 'hook turns' and use roundabouts
  • Checking and maintaining your bike.

This publication has been updated to reflect the two changes to the give way rules that came into effect on 25 March 2012. Go to link) to get more information on the new rules.

Publication details

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  • Published: 2015
  • Version: 4th edition
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-478-40738-9 (online) | 978-0-478-40739-6 (print)