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Factsheet index

Waka Kotahi factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes.

All of our factsheets are available on this website, and you can print them directly from the site.

Many of our factsheets are also available from our agents and regional offices in a printed format. (These are indicated with an asterisk* in the list below.)

Factsheet list in numerical order

Read a list of factsheets sorted by category.

No. Title Date  
1 Cycles: road rules and equipment Dec 2016 *
2 Work time and logbooks Oct 2017 *
5 I endorsements: how to become a driving instructor Nov 2021  
6 VINs: vehicle identification numbers Nov 2014  
7 Child restraints May 2021 *
9 Vehicle registration Jun 2018 *
10 F endorsements for driving forklifts Nov 2018 *
11 Driver licence classes Mar 2015 *
12 Importing a left-hand drive vehicle Nov 2014  
12a Category A special interest left hand-drive light vehicles Nov 2014  
13 Vehicle dimensions and mass: guide to factsheet 13 series May 2021 *
13a Heavy rigid vehicles Feb 2017 *
13b Light rigid vehicles May 2017 *
13c Heavy trailers and combination vehicles: full, semi, simple, pole, A- and B-train May 2017 *
13d Trailers: light simple trailers Feb 2017 *
13e Static roll thresholds Feb 2017 *
13f Heavy buses Feb 2017 *
13g High productivity motor vehicles May 2021 *
13h Specialist vehicles Feb 2017 *
14 Excise duty: who can get refunds, and how May 2022 *
15 Passenger service vehicles Oct 2017 *
16 Diabetes and driving Nov 2018 *
17 Epilepsy/seizures and driving Nov 2018 *
18 Volunteer drivers and exempt passenger services Oct 2017 *
19 All-terrain vehicles: registration, licensing and safety Sept 2013 *
20 Identification for driver licensing April 2022 *
21 Small passenger services: rights and responsibilities Oct 2017 *
22 Bullbars May 2003  
23 Dementia and driving Nov 2018 *
24 Fatigue: staying alert while you're driving Jun 2005 *
25 Vision and driving Nov 2018 *
26 Kea crossings: school crossing points Aug 2014  
27 Exempt vehicles from registration and licensing Jun 2013 *
28 Learning to ride: getting your motorcycle licence Dec 2021 *
30 Safety belts and airbags Nov 2013 *
31 Disabilities, injuries and driving Dec 2022 *
33 Speed: how to use speed limits safely Mar 2009  
34 Sharing the road with trucks and oversize vehicles Feb 2005  
35 Importing a vehicle temporarily Nov 2014  
36 Head injuries and driving Nov 2018 *
37 D endorsements for carrying dangerous goods May 2021 *
38 Road user charges: light vehicles Feb 2023 *
39 Vehicle windows, wipers and mirrors Sep 2010  
40 R, T and W endorsements for special-type vehicles Nov 2018 *
41 Buying and selling a vehicle Apr 2021 *
42 P endorsements for carrying passengers Nov 2022 *
43 Mopeds: road rules and equipment Dec 2017 *
44 Importing a motor vehicle Nov 2014 *
44a Immigrants' vehicles Apr 2020 *
44b Special interest vehicles Apr 2020 *
44c Special interest motorcycles Apr 2020 *
45 Learning to drive: getting your car licence Dec 2021 *
46 V endorsements for vehicle recovery services Nov 2021 *
47 Transport service licences Jun 2022 *
48 O endorsements: how to become a testing officer Nov 2021  
49 Vehicle licensing Dec 2021 *
50 Limited licences Nov 2018 *
51 OT assessments: occupational therapists and driver licensing Nov 2018 *
52 Flush medians Jan 2006  
53a Overdimension vehicles and loads Feb 2017 *
53b Roles, responsibilities and permit requirements for overdimension loads Feb 2017 *
54 Upgrading driver licences from paper to photo Nov 2018  
55 Driving offences and penalties: disqualifications and suspensions Nov 2018 *
56 New residents and visitors: driving in New Zealand Apr 2022 *
57 Older drivers: licence renewal Nov 2018 *
58 Alcohol interlocks Apr 2022 *
61 Renewing driver licence endorsements Dec 2021 *
62 Roadside licence suspension Dec 2014  
63 Impoundment of your vehicle at the roadside Feb 2018  
64 Transporting dangerous goods May 2017 *
65 Overseas travel by New Zealand driver licence holders Sep 2022 *
66 Driver licensing courses for licence classes and endorsements Oct 2017 *
67 Dangerous goods carried by transport service operators or for direct reward May 2017 *
68 Dangerous goods transported as tools-of-trade Jun 2015 *
69 Dangerous goods transported for domestic or recreational use Jun 2015 *
70 Heavy vehicle driver licences Nov 2018 *
72 Overseas driver licences: converting to a New Zealand licence Sep 2022 *
73 Vehicle lighting: how to install and use lights safely Jul 2008  
74 Vehicle registration cancellation Oct 2012 *
75 A-frame towing Nov 2013  
76 Vehicles subject to insurance claims Nov 2013  
78 Passenger services: Licences and requirements Oct 2017  
79 SPS amendments: What are the changes to small passenger services? Oct 2017  

* Available commercially in printed format at your nearest Waka Kotahi agent