Who can Drive in New Zealand?
Person or traveler who want to drive in New Zealand much study their rule and law. New Zealand is the most beautiful country. Some road has rules that driver need to know before attempting to drive on New Zealand roads.
Information about driving in New Zealand.
1. You must drive on the left hand side of the road.
2. When turning, give way to all traffic that is not turning.
3. When the traffic light is red, you must stop. Green means go, and Orange means stop if you can do so safely.
4. The speed limit on the open road is 100 kilometers per hour (approx. 60 miles per hour).
5. The speed limit in urban areas is 50 kilometers per hour, unless otherwise signed.
6. If you are driving past a school during school hours, the speed limit is reduced to 40 kilometers per hour.
7. Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts at all times, no matter which seat you are sitting in.
8. You must give way to pedestrians if they are crossing on a Pedestrian signal at traffic lights, or crossing on a Zebra crossing.
9. You must not stop on a Motorway.
10. You must carry your licence on you at all times when driving.
Biking rules around New Zealand
1. You must wear a helmet at all times.
2. Front and rear lights must be working.
3. Standard driving rules and speed limits also apply to bikers.
4. It is illegal to cycle on a Motorway.
5. You are not allowed to bike on footpaths.
6. You must have a valid motorcycle licence to ride a motorcycle.
About Driver's Licences
1. You must hold a valid drivers licence to drive on New Zealand roads.
2. If you have a current driver's licence from your home country, or an International Driving Permit (IDP), you are allowed to drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months.
3. If you don't hold a current driver's licence you can apply for a New Zealand driver's licence. Find out more on the NZ Transport Agency website.