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NZ Code for Cyclists

The official New Zealand code for cyclists is a user-friendly guide to

New Zealand’s traffic law and safe driving practices.

For more support, please contact the Pedal Ready team.


Trucks and buses have blind spots where the driver can’t see you, and they may need to swing wide or cut the corner when turning.
  • Ride to be seen and be predictable don’t swerve in and out of gaps.

  • Stay back if a truck or bus is turning, or may be about to turn.

  • Stop where the driver can see you.

  • In a queue, wait behind trucks and buses – it’s safer than trying to pass.

  • If in doubt, stay back and stay safe.

  • Choose safe routes.

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