NZ Driving laws

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From: Steven

Dear New Zealand Police,

I have one simple question

Can Police break the driving laws of NZ with out any flashing lights on? If so can you give me a link to read about it?

Yours faithfully, Steven

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Steven
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by New Zealand Police on 8 August 2022.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA. You can expect a response to your request on or before 5 September 2022.

Kind regards, Dylan
Ministerial Services PNHQ

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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

You might be interested to see NZ Police's Urgent Duty Driving policy, which was released under the OIA in February 2021:

It's possible this policy has changed since it was released. NZ Police might decide this policy is within the scope of your request, and release the latest version to you.

You'll see that, on page 5, the policy notes that police undertaking "urgent duty driving"...

"...are relying on the defences in the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 (RUR) and the Land Transport Act 1998 (LTA) for not complying with certain traffic rules and regulations which would prevent the execution of that duty."

The policy document itself links to pages on the Westlaw website, which are not publicly accessible. However, here are links to those two documents:

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