General Questions 100 to 124To check your answers, click on the question, which will take you to the section of The official New Zealand road code online where you'll find information to help you check if you have answered the questions correctly.
  1. Passengers in your vehicle are 15 years or over. Who is responsible for making sure they wear a safety belt?

    The passengers themselves.
    The parents of the passengers.
    You as the driver of the vehicle.
    Other passengers in your vehicle.
  2. What does a blue reflector (cat’s eye) placed on the road mean?

    Blue reflector

    The left side of the road.
    The centre of the road.
    No passing.
    Fire hydrant.
  1. What is the closest distance your vehicle may be parked to a vehicle entrance?

    0.5 metre.

    0.75 metre.

    1.00 metre.

    1.25 metres.
  2. What colour are temporary warning signs?

    Temporary warning sign

    Blue.

    Green.

    Orange.

    Red.
  1. You wish to make a right turn on a narrow country road. There is a vehicle coming towards you and traffic behind you. The safest option is to:

    wait in the centre of the road and turn when it is clear.

    drive straight ahead and do a U-turn when the road is clear.

    decide not to turn and drive straight ahead.

    move to the left side of the road and turn when the road is clear.
  2. One or more yellow lights flashing at traffic signals means:

    be careful and apply the give way rule.

    drive on but increase your speed.

    stop until the lights no longer flash.

    move to the left-hand side of the road.
  3. You may park your vehicle on a loading zone, only if:

    Loading zone sign

    you are loading or unloading people or goods.

    there is no other vehicle on it.

    it is between the hours of 12.00 am and 6.00 am.

    it is between the hours of 6.00 pm and 6.00 am.
  1. What must be displayed on the back of a trailer being towed at night?

    A blue light.

    A red light.

    A white flag.

    A white light.
  2. What should you do after driving through surface water?

    Swerve carefully from side to side to dry out the brakes on your vehicle.

    Move to the left of the road and dry out the wheels of your vehicle.

    Drive with your vehicle handbrake on for at least 5 minutes.

    Pump your vehicle brakes carefully several times to dry them out.
  3. Which of the following sentences is TRUE?

    Alcohol makes you a better driver.

    Alcohol has no effect on the way you drive.

    Alcohol makes you react faster when driving.

    Alcohol slows down your reactions when driving.
  4. Before changing lanes, you need to:

    give no signal.

    signal for 1 second.

    signal for 2 seconds.

    signal for 3 seconds.
  5. What should you do if an ambulance comes up behind you, flashing red lights or sounding its siren?

    Speed up to avoid delay.

    Put your vehicle hazard lights on and drive on at the same speed.

    Slow down, pull over and allow the ambulance to pass.

    Flash your vehicle headlights to warn oncoming traffic.
  6. In addition to checking it is safe to move out from the kerb into the traffic flow, what must you do?

    Accelerate quickly into the traffic flow.

    Move slowly into a space in the traffic flow.

    Signal for at least 3 seconds.

    Reverse away from the kerb.
  7. Before making a lane change to your left, you must signal for at least 3 seconds and:

    use your vehicle brake lights to warn other road users.

    use your vehicle hazard lights to warn other road users.

    check your blind spot before moving left.

    ensure that there are no oncoming vehicles.
  8. What should you do when another vehicle is following you very closely?

    Speed up to get further ahead.

    Brake suddenly to warn them.

    Flick your vehicle lights and wave your arm.

    Slow down, move to the left and allow the vehicle to pass.
  9. What is the meaning of a yellow broken line painted on the road near the kerb?

    Photo of road markings

    You may not pass.

    Only trucks may park here.

    You may stop for no more than 5 minutes.

    No vehicles may stop here.
  1. You wish to move your vehicle out of a parking space into the traffic flow. What must you do before you move?

    Flash your vehicle indicators for 1 second.

    Signal with your vehicle indicators for at least 3 seconds.

    Turn on your vehicle parking lights.

    Use your vehicle stop lights.
  2. When driving into bright sunlight, you should use sunglasses and your vehicle sun visors for safety. You are also advised to:

    turn the headlights of your vehicle on.

    drive safely on the far left of the road.

    look at and drive close to the centre of the road.

    pull over or stop and wait for a few minutes.

  3. You are driving on a country road at night when your vehicle headlights suddenly go out. What is the safest thing to do?

    Carry on driving to the nearest garage with your vehicle hazard lights on.

    Slow down and drive on the far left side of the road.

    Carry on driving to the nearest garage with your vehicle’s interior lights on.

    Slow down, move off the road gradually, stop and turn your vehicle hazard lights on.
  4. What is the maximum legal speed for a car towing a trailer on the open road?

    70 km/h.

    80 km/h.

    90 km/h.

    100 km/h.
  5. What should you do when you are coming up to traffic signals and the signals change from green to yellow?

    Stop at the signals if you can do so safely.

    Speed up before the light changes to red.

    Stop even if it means stopping in the middle of the intersection.

    Turn hard to the left and stop around the corner.
  6. What is the minimum depth of tread you must have on the tyres of your vehicle?

    2.0 mm

    1.5 mm

    1.0 mm

    0.5 mm
  7. When must you always dip your vehicle headlights?

    In a tunnel.

    On a motorway.

    When following other vehicles.

    When coming up to a railway level crossing.
  1. You must not move on to a railway level crossing until:

    you are going fast enough so that you do not stop on the crossing.

    you see that the lines are clear both ways and there are no vehicles stopped in front of you.

    you have the headlights of your vehicle turned onto high beam.

    you sound the horn on your vehicle.
  2. What does this sign mean?

    Speed sign

    Do not drive slower than 50 km/h.

    Do not drive faster than 50 km/h unless the road is clear.

    Do not drive faster than 50 km/h.

    There is a rest area 50 metres ahead.

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