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    Default Road code for Drivers

    Our son has passed his first part of his learners license and now not needing the code book - kindly given to us by other forum members - so we have a it available and would like to pass it on to the next person - anyone needing it I will put it in the post.

    Thank goodness I wont be needing it when the law changes in Sept and will just be able to change my SA license.

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    What's going to happen in September in road code?

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    From September drivers from countries deemed to have similar road rules will not be required to pass a theory test in NZ to gain a drivers licence here, as long as they have a full licence from their original country. They can just convert their licence to an NZ one (for a fee of course)

    The list of countries is available online (can't remember where, there is a link on the forum somewhere but UK, US, SA etc all on there)

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    Oooooh that sounds interesting! We have until October to get ours. Just need that list of countries now. Do you still have to have a full licence for 2+ years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Squared View Post
    Oooooh that sounds interesting! We have until October to get ours. Just need that list of countries now. Do you still have to have a full licence for 2+ years?
    Yes you do still need to have passed your overseas license for 2+ years.

    And here is the list of countries:-
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Canada
    Denmark
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Ireland
    Italy
    Luxembourg
    Norway
    Portugal
    South Africa
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    The Netherlands
    United Kingdom
    United States of America

    Ian

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    Yay! I can just find my French licence and I'm set then. Hubby will still have to take the test though, he never got his French licence

    Thank you very much for that information!

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    hmm ... so india is not in the list ......

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    Seems crazy, this is clearly to do with politics rather than safety. The UK rules are probably closest to the NZ road code but there are still very important differences that can get you fined or killed. How they can consider that US or Greek rules are similar escapes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylesdw View Post
    Greek rules are similar escapes me.
    Bang on having driven in that country i found that you took your life in your own hands, as they are totally crazy.


    Kim

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