Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Tourist Road Code Education Targeted

Tourist Road Code Education Targeted

For immediate release. 13 June 2014 With mounting pressure to help rein in the increasing number of tourist road accidents in New Zealand, a new visitor-focused Road Code quiz has launched at http://www.drivingtests.co.nz/roadcode/tourist/

The quiz contains 65 essential Road Code questions covering a range of knowledge from give way rules to speed limits past school buses. As well reducing crashes that cause injury and death, it also aims to reduce non-injury accidents that cause inconvenience for tourists and vehicle rental companies.

“If a driver has never driven on the left before, everything is reversed. The quiz gives them a chance to consider how the give way rules work, how roundabout signalling should be performed, and what our speed limits and restrictions are,” says Darren Cottingham, Director of the website.

The website, which currently helps over 35,000 people per month, has support from many vehicle rental companies that see it as a way to minimise their risks. The companies also supply NZTA’s booklet “What’s Different About Driving in New Zealand”, but are often too busy to explain each point to clients as they collect a vehicle if it’s in peak season.

“Any way we can get to these drivers before they get here means that they’ll be better prepared when they start driving on New Zealand’s roads,” Mr Cottingham said.

DrivingTests.co.nz helps over 35,000 people per month learn the Road Code by providing free mock theory tests using NZTA’s questions. It also produces additional learning content and opinion related to driving and road safety.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

February 2017: Guns N' Roses - New Zealand Dates Announced

Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours... Rolling Stone said: "This was the real thing, the thing we'd all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime.” More>>

Werewolf: Brando, Peckinpah And Billy The Kid

Gordon Campbell: Initially, One-Eyed Jacks was supposed to have been directed by Stanley Kubrick from a script by Sam Peckinpah – yet it quickly became Brando’s baby... More>>

Book Awards: ANZAC Heroes Wins Margaret Mahy Book Of The Year

“Simply stunning, with gold-standard production values,” say the judges of the winner of this year’s Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. ANZAC Heroes is also the winner of the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category. More>>

Baby Animals: Hamilton Zoo Rhino Calf Named

Hamilton Zoo’s latest rhino calf has been named Samburu and he's being celebrated with a unique zoo experience... Samburu arrived after his mother Kito’s 16-month pregnancy and the calf brings the number of white rhinos at Hamilton Zoo to six. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news