This page lists any updates to The official New Zealand road code for motorcycling since the last published edition. These changes will usually have been cause by a legislation change.
The current version of The Official New Zealand road code for motorcycling is 2023.
For updates to our other road codes, see the relevant pages:
In June 2023 we released the 2023 version of The official New Zealand road code for motorcycling.
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 riders. The pictures have also been updated in the computerised theory test system.
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.
Towing and trailer requirements for motorcycles
About competency-based training and assessment (CBTA)
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
Removed the following text:
See pages 58 for more information about carrying loads on a motorcycle.