Driving skills syllabus

Driving log

Use this table to record the number of hours you spend driving. Fill it out every time you drive.

As well as including training sessions with your coach and any formal driving lessons you have with a driving instructor, you should also include any time you spend driving with a supervisor.

When you complete a column, add it up. When you complete the table, add up all the columns. You should aim to get at least 120 hours of supervised driving practice before you apply to sit your restricted licence practical driving test.

Driving log

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Safe teen driver

Safe teen driver information

Getting a restricted licence is just the start of an ongoing journey to becoming a safe and experienced driver.

The goal for drivers with a restricted licence is to gain experience driving alone. But it’s vital parents and coaches don’t bail out just yet – a new driver’s first 6–12 months of driving alone are the most risky, especially for teenaged drivers.

Even though parents or coaches may not always be in the car with a restricted driver, they can still stay involved in their safety by:

  • helping the learner to identify the risks they might face
  • working with them to manage those risks safely
  • driving with them when they first encounter the risks.

The Safe Teen Driver website provides parents and coaches with tools to stay actively involved in their teen’s driving throughout the restricted phase. The tools enable parents/coaches and teens to talk together about risks and how to manage them.

Visit www.safeteendriver.co.nz for more information.

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Last updated: 31 May 2013