Specialist Questions For Car Drivers 1 to 15 To 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. What is the maximum distance a load may overhang your vehicle behind the rear axle?

    4 metres.
    5 metres.
    6 metres.
    7 metres.
  2. Your vehicle has a current warrant of fitness but a rear red stop light is not working. Do you:

    continue to drive the vehicle?
    only use the vehicle during daylight hours?
    have the fault repaired immediately?
    only use the vehicle in a 50 km/h speed area?
  3. If your car is more than 6 years old, you must renew its warrant of fitness every:

    3 months.
    6 months.
    9 months.
    12 months.
  4. A warrant of fitness is to show:

    the year the vehicle was made.
    if the driver has had any crashes.
    how many times the vehicle has crashed.
    that the vehicle was roadworthy at the time of checking.
  5. Which person can legally stop and do a roadside check of your vehicle?

    A police officer.
    An AA mechanic.
    A tow truck driver.
    An ambulance driver.
  6. To pass a warrant of fitness test, your car door handles MUST operate:

    from the inside and the outside.
    from the outside only.
    from the inside only.
    only on the front doors.
  7. The warrant of fitness label for your car should be displayed at the:

    top centre of the windscreen.
    left of the windscreen.
    top right corner of the windscreen.
    bottom centre of the windscreen.
  8. What is the maximum distance a load may extend in front of a car?

    2 metres from the front edge of the front seat.
    3 metres from the front edge of the front seat.
    4 metres from the front edge of the front seat.
    5 metres from the front edge of the front seat.
  9. Which parts of the car must be in good condition to prevent too much noise and gases entering the car?

    Good mud guards and mud flaps.
    A good silencer and exhaust system.
    Good sun visors and windscreen.
    An efficient carburettor and heater.
  10. At night, a towed vehicle must:

    have a red light at the back.
    have its hazard lights on.
    be sounding its horn.
    be travelling slower than 50 km/h.
  11. Which 3 things MUST you have on or in your car?

    A good sun visor, a radio and 2 headlights.
    A good sun visor, a radio and 1 or more windscreen wipers.
    A good sun visor, 2 good headlights and 1 or more windscreen wipers.
    A good sun visor, a rear-view mirror and a radio.
  12. What is the minimum tread depth required for car tyres?

    0.5 mm.
    1.0 mm.
    1.5 mm.
    2.00 mm.
  13. If you tow another vehicle, what is the maximum distance allowed between the 2 vehicles?

    1 metre.
    2 metres.
    3 metres.
    4 metres.
  14. 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.
  15. Before any modification is carried out on your vehicle, you should:

    remove the registration plates from your vehicle.
    check with an authorised vehicle inspection centre.
    check that your warrant of fitness is current to within 1 month.
    record the modification on your vehicle ownership papers.

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