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This page details the criteria for supervising a learner or restricted driver.

A supervisor must have had a full New Zealand licence for at least two years

A supervisor is someone who:

  • holds a current full New Zealand driver licence for the class of vehicle you are learning to drive, and
  • has held their full New Zealand licence (or an equivalent overseas driver licence) for at least two years, and
  • does not have a supervisor condition on their own driver licence. 

Learner drivers must always have a supervisor, but restricted drivers can drive alone 

Learner drivers must always have a supervisor with them when they are driving. 

Restricted drivers can drive alone most of the time, but there are exceptions. 

What are the conditions of a restricted licence