Driving tests

Logbook and work time offences

We made an Official Information Act request to NZ Police to gain logbook and work time offences for 2017. The figures show that drivers were fined almost $500,000 for infringements. 324 drivers were prosecuted in court (figures for fines and

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New Zealand police vehicle markings and livery

New Zealand police vehicles including cars, utes, motorbikes and vans, use either yellow and blue Battenberg markings or standard unmarked factory colours. There are still some remnant orange and blue vehicles but these are being phased out. Cars have the

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Notices ordering a vehicle off the road (pink sticker, green sticker and yellow sticker)

Police can order your vehicle off the road if they suspect it’s not roadworthy or it’s unsafe by issuing a green or pink sticker. If a vehicle has been abandoned on the motorway then a yellow sticker indicates to other

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How to report bad driving

If you spot someone driving particularly poorly on the road you can dial *555 to report them (note the * before the number). Don’t dial 111 unless it’s an emergency. *555 goes to a police call centre but it will

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What do you do if you lose your speeding ticket?

If you get a speeding ticket you’ll have 56 days to pay it from the time it was issued. If you lose it in the first 28 days, don’t worry as you will get a reminder notice with all the

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Emergency vehicle sirens: how loud are they and what type of sirens are there?

Sirens are a universal warning device understood by all. They are used on the road by police, fire and ambulance emergency services to make other road users aware that they are approaching. Sirens have to be loud because people are

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Police motorbikes and how to ride them: becoming a motorbike officer

How do you get to ride a police motorbike for a living, and what are the specs of the bikes? We spoke to Sergeant Matt Ford, Supervising Instructor, based at the Sulphur Beach Road station at the bottom of the

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