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.
The current version of The official New Zealand road code is 2023.
In November 2022 we released the 2023 version of The official New Zealand road code.
This road code has had a refresh to make it more accessible for learner drivers.
We've removed information that isn't essential to preparing for a learner test, and it's available on our website instead.
We've also updated most of the pictures to make them clearer for learner drivers. The pictures will also be updated in the computerised theory test from 1 December 2022.
There are no changes to road rules or driving regulations, so learner drivers can still use older versions of the road code to prepare for their test.
This information is now available in the driver licensing section of our website.
Driving offences and penalties
What you can drive on each class of driver licence
This information is now available in the vehicles section of our website.
Your responsibilities as the registered person
We've moved the arrow showing the vehicle in the lane closest to the centre line turning right into the far left lane, to show the vehicle turning into the lane closest to the centre line.