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General Road Rules

  • New Zealand drives on the left hand side of the road and gives way to the traffice approaching from the right.
  • Visiting drivers can expect to average 80km per hour (50mph) whilst driving in New Zealand.
  • Speed limits:  Open roads 100 km/hr  Town roads 50 km/hr.
  • Seat belts must be worn by driver and passenders both in front and rear seats.
  • Road signs follow standard international symbols.
  • Child under 5 years must be restrained in car or booster seat.

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