There are two approved advanced driving courses.
The defensive driving course is available throughout New Zealand. It is provided by trainers who are affiliated to the AA (New Zealand Automobile Association) Driving School.
AA Driving School
www.aa.co.nz/ddc (external link)
0800 223 748
Street Talk courses are offered through the following organisations:
Manukau Urban Maori Authority (MUMA) (Auckland region only)
www.muma.org.nz (external link)
0800 WAATEA (922 832)
After hours 0274 922 555
New Zealand Institute of Driver Educators (NZIDE)
www.drivinginstructor.co.nz (external link)
0800 STREET TALK (787338)
Passrite Driving Academy
Contact: Mark Chapman
0800 PASSRITE (727774)
09 636 0111
Advanced driving courses are designed to help you identify and avoid or handle potential hazards you may encounter while driving.
They teach skills that can help reduce the likelihood of you being involved in a crash, such as eye scanning while driving, hazard detection and risk management.
Passing an advanced driving course can:
You can do an approved driving course once you have got your learner or restricted driver licence.
Approved driving courses may also count towards an NZQA qualification.
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