Waka Kotahi plan to archive the Manual of Traffic Signs and Road Marking (MOTSAM) after the publication of the Traffic Control Devices Manual Part 4 in early 2024. MOTSAM has now been replaced by the TCD Manual:
The publication of the TCD Manual Part 4 will complete the replacement of MOTSAM.
Practitioners searching MOTSAM should refer to the TCD Manual as much of the content found in MOTSAM is outdated and new forms infrastructure have been developed which require different application of Traffic Control Devices (TCDs). Please refer to:
The policy and location requirements for road markings, delineators and hazard markers, which must be used in conjunction with:
Its use is mandatory on state highways and it is recommended that other road controlling authorities also use it on their roads, to ensure consistent road marking and delineation nationally.
|Section 0: Title [PDF, 115 KB]||Aug 2010|
|Section 1: Introduction [PDF, 100 KB]||Jul 2004|
|Section 2: Pavement markings [PDF, 2.3 MB]||Aug 2010|
|Section 3: Intersection pavement markings [PDF, 6 MB]||Mar 2011|
|Section 4: Miscellaneous pavement marking [PDF, 1.2 MB]||Feb 2010|
|Section 5: Delineation and hazard markers [PDF, 1.2 MB]||Jul 2010|