Updates to the Road code

This page lists any updates to The official New Zealand road code since the last published edition. These changes will usually have been caused by a legislation change.

Other update pages:

The 2013 version of The official New Zealand road code was published in June 2013.

Update July 2015

  • Classes 1 and 6 application and test fees

Application and test fees for new and requalified classes 1 and 6 licences have decreased from 5 July 2015.

Update December 2014

  • Driver licensing application requirements
    The identification for driver licensing information has been updated to include changes to the evidence of identity requirements which came into effect on 1 December 2014.
  • Blood Alcohol Level
    The legal alcohol limit for driver aged 20+ has been reduced. From 1 December 2014 the new limit is 250 micrograms per litre of breath or 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.
  • Driver licence cards
    The format of the photographic driver licence has changed.  Information about the look and content of the card has been updated to show the changes.

Update November 2013

  • Page 211
    School Bus Signs - text change made to the information under this heading.
  • Pages 227 & 228:
    These pages have been updated to include changes to the requirements for child restraints which came into effect from 1 November 2013.

Update September 2013

  • Page 302:
    Question I6 - The image displayed for this question is incorrect. 
    The question is not currently included in the questions you could be asked in a theory test for a car licence.

Update October 2012

Last updated: 22 December 2014