Safe Driving in New Zealand

Your safety is of paramount importance to us.  All our vehicles undergo a rigorous safety check before each hire and if you do require assistance you are covered by the NZ Automobile Association's 24hr Roadside Assistance program.

But there's more to being safe on our roads than a roadworthy vehicle.  If you are visiting New Zealand from another country, do take the time to familiarise yourself with our road rules.  Here is a quick guide to the things to look out for...

 

 

Follow the links if you would prefer to view this video in French or Chinese on YouTube, or in Chinese on youku.com.  


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DriveSafe.org.nz has been developed to help visitors to New Zealand safely enjoy their self-drive holiday. Driving is a great way to experience all New Zealand has to offer. But driving in New Zealand may be unlike driving in other countries and you will need to decide whether self-drive is an appropriate option for you. This site provides basic information about New Zealand road rules and etiquette, along with links to more details about everything that those unfamiliar with our roads need to know.  And, here's another link that will help you understand 'What's different about driving in NZ' 

 

If you are arriving after a long-haul flight we suggest that you arrange overnight accommodation and get some rest before you embark on your journey.  

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO RENT A CAR TO ANYONE WHO DOES NOT APPEAR ADEQUATELY PREPARED AND COMPETENT TO DRIVE IN NEW ZEALAND

 

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