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General and class-restricted parking signs in New Zealand

The following are general and class-restricted parking signs and are all blue signs with white writing. They indicate where you are allowed to park, for how long or when, and what type of vehicles the parking applies to. Then try

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Regulatory parking signs in New Zealand

The following are regulatory parking signs in New Zealand. Once you’ve studied them, check out the Road Code sign questions here. You may want to check out our other road sign posts such as these regulatory road signs and these

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Heavy vehicle signs in New Zealand

Here are regulatory signs that relate primarily to heavy vehicles. You can check out road sign questions from the Road Code for heavy vehicles here. Heavy vehicles are not allowed    Bus lane    This shows the maximum length of

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Regulatory road signs in New Zealand

Here are the road signs you’ll come across in New Zealand that are regulatory, i.e. they prohibit you from doing something, or restrict you to doing something. To test your knowledge after you have viewed these signs, head over to

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Child restraint laws in New Zealand

All children aged 0-6 must be correctly strapped into an approved child restraint whenever they travel. Children aged seven need to be secured in an approved restraint if one is available in the vehicle they’re travelling in. A child restraint

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Speed limit passing a stationary school bus will be more rigorously enforced

If you are driving around when school buses are operating you may not be aware that there is a 20kph speed limit if you are passing a school bus dropping off or picking up children, regardless of which direction you

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How do you avoid a speeding fine?

In New Zealand the usual tolerance is 10kph over the limit, and in holiday periods this is dropped to 4kph. There is some contention over whether this is successful in achieving a reduction in fatalities and as the practice is

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UK bans foreign language driving tests

New Zealand is one of the few countries that still allows its citizens and residents to take a driving test in a language other than the national languages (in our case, English and Maori). In fact, you can take your

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