NZTA Theory Test | New Zealand Driving | Free Guide
This article summarizes topics covered for NZTA theory test for learner's license. You may see this post as a New Zealand driving handbook.
NZ Road Code
- Compulsory signs - Mandatory signs that enforce things a driver must do in the particular road area. Signs come mostly in red and white or blue and white colours, while few are in white with a red border.
- Speed limit sign - The maximum speed at which you can drive in good conditions.
- Give way sign - Driver must slow down (or stop if needed) and give way to vehicles in free lanes.
- Stop sign - Driver should stop and give way.
- Warning signs - Notice about possible hazards to road users.
- Information signs - Displays information about upcoming roads/places and facilities.
- Speed limit for normal roads(city/town) is 50km/hr.
- Speed limit for motorways/highways is 100km/hr.
- Speed limit sign is nullified on seeing the following signs,
- Compulsory speed limit signs
- Open road signs
- School zone signs
- School bus signs
- Incident and emergency warning signs
- Speed limit change points,
- On entry to a lower speed zone, the driver must slow down the vehicle to the new speed before crossing the sign.
- On entry to a higher speed zone, the driver shouldn't speed up until the vehicle passes the sign.
- Incident and emergency warning signs - speed limit of 20km/hr until the occurrence of the incident.
- School bus sign - speed limit of 20km/hr should be kept even if the school bus is on the other side of the road.
- School zone speed limit signs - Changing type or fixed type signs.
- There are some situations where the give way rules don't apply. When this happens, use common sense and courtesy.
- Maximum legal speed limit for a car towing a trailer on the open road - 90km/hr.
- Minimum tread depth required for car tyres - 1.5mm.
- Transit lane sign, T2 - the lane can only be used by vehicles with 2 or more occupants.
- Road - Any public accessible place.
- Keep left lane whenever possible and avoid lane near to centre line if you're driving slowly.
- The lane closest to the centreline should only be used,
- you want to pass another vehicle
- you want to turn right
- the left-hand lane is full up with other traffic or is blocked.
- WoF label must be displayed on the right top corner of the windscreen.
- RUC( Road User Charges) license - For vehicles running on Diesel.
- If modification caused your vehicle to become unsafe to drive then the vehicle is not allowed in the road.
- TWIRL - Tyres, Windscreen, Indicators, Rust, Lights.
- Replace windscreen - If it is cracked or chipped.
- On using Space-saver tyres (Smaller tyres that should only be used for a short time, to replace a flat or damaged tyre.) the speed limit of your vehicle is reduced to 80 km/hr.
- Another name of silencer - Muffler
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