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The difference between speed limits and suggested speeds

When you start driving you will see three types of speed sign: a public regulatory limit, a private regulatory limit and a suggested comfortable (advisory) speed. Public regulatory limits always end in zero. They start at 10kph (which is rare

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Temporary warning signs in New Zealand

Here are all the temporary warning signs you are likely to see on New Zealand’s roads. They are primarily deep orange and/or white with black writing. Remember to check out our other sign guides starting here. Road workers will be

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Permanent warning signs in New Zealand

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Permanent warning signs are mostly yellow with a black border and black writing with a few exceptions. Speed cameras may be present Warns of a speed limit coming up ahead, for example, if you are on a motorway where the

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General and advisory signs in New Zealand

General advisory signs are usually (with a couple of exceptions) white with a black border and black writing. No exit signs. The blue and black variants are not official versions and it’s unlikely you’ll see them frequently, if at all

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General and class-restricted parking signs in New Zealand

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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. You can

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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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