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

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. 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.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly

"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Waiata Aroha

Vaughan Rapatahana on Chappy by Patricia Grace: With this eminently readable novel Patricia Grace returns to the full-length fiction stage after a hiatus of ten years. More>>

'Ithaca' At Q Theatre: Introducing NZ's World Class Cirque Troupe

NZ’s very own cirque troupe is set to become a household name with the premier of its adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey having secured a key season in Auckland. More>>

Music Awards: The Tuis Are Broody This Year

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>


Sport: Richie McCaw Retires From Rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. More>>


John McBeth: On Jonah Lomu

For many New Zealanders, the enormity of Jonah Lomu's reputation will have come as a surprise... His deeds were watched and enthused over by movie stars and musicians, politicians and superstars from other codes. He reached into the lives and homes of millions and mixed with famous people most New Zealanders would only have read about. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news