You can find on this page the New Zealand road map to print and to download in PDF. The New Zealand driving map presents the detailed road network, main highways and free motorways of New Zealand in Oceania.
The New Zealand road map shows all roads network and main roads of New Zealand. This road map of New Zealand will allow you to preparing your routes and find your routes through the roads of New Zealand in Oceania. The New Zealand roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The majority of smaller or urban roads in New Zealand are managed by city or district councils, although some are fall under the control of other authorities, such as the New Zealand Department of Conservation or port and airport authorities. New Zealand has left-hand traffic on its roads (see New Zealand roads map).
The maximum speed limit on the open road in New Zealand is 100 km/h, with 50 km/h the common limit in residential areas. Speed limits of 60, 70, and 80 km/h are also used. Speeds are often reduced to 30 km/h beside roadworks as its shown in New Zealand roads map. The Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits (2003) allows road controlling authorities to set enforceable speed limits, including permanent speed limits, of less than 50 km/h on roads within their jurisdiction. However, there are still very few areas of the country road network with permanent speed limits below 50 km/h.
Total road deaths in New Zealand are high by developed country standards. 2010 figures from the International Transport Forum placed New Zealand 25th out of 33 surveyed countries in terms of road deaths per capita as you can see in New Zealand roads map, a rank that has changed little in 30 years. The fatality rate per capita is twice the level of Germany, or that of the United Kingdom, Sweden or the Netherlands (2010 comparison). This is variously blamed on aggressive driving, insufficient driver training, old and unsafe cars, inferior road design and construction, and a lack of appreciation of the skill and responsibility required to safely operate a motor vehicle.
The New Zealand highway map shows toll and free motorways of New Zealand. This highways map of New Zealand will allow you to prepare your routes on motorways of New Zealand in Oceania. The New Zealand highway map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The State Highway network is the principal road infrastructure connecting New Zealand urban centres. New Zealand has a State Highway network of 10,895 km (5,974 km in the North Island and 4,921 km in the South Island as its shown in New Zealand highway map, as of August 2006) of which 170 km are motorways. The state highways carry 50% of all New Zealand road traffic, with the motorways alone carrying 9% of all traffic (even though they represent only 3% of the whole State Highway network, and even less of the whole road network).
The New Zealand State Highway network is the major national highway network in New Zealand. Just under 100 roads in both the North and South Islands are State Highways. All state highways are administered by the NZ Transport Agency as its mentioned in New Zealand highway map. Only two percent of the network is composed of dual-carriageway motorways with grade-separated access but they carry ten percent of all traffic. The majority of the State Highway network is made up of single-carriageway roads with one lane each way and at-grade access.
New Zealand highways were originally designated using a two-tier system, national (SH 1-8) and provincial, with national highways having a higher standard and funding priorities. Now all are state highways, and the network consists of SH 1 running the length of both islands, SH 2-5 and 10-58 in the North Island, and SH 6-8 and 60-99 in the South Island, numbered approximately north to south as you can see in New Zealand highway map. State highways are marked by red shield-shaped signs with white numbering (shields for the former provincial highways were blue). Road maps usually number state highways in this fashion.