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Driver Licensing

Time limit on driver licences

Cruising around on your restricted licence for a decade will be a less appealing option from Monday. New learner and restricted licences will now only last five years, and will need to be renewed by passing a theory test.

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How to pass your restricted test

Will this be the year you ditch your L-plates and claim your hard-earned freedom? If you think you’re ready to drive without your mum in the passenger seat nervously clutching the handbrake, here are the final steps to check off before you take the leap and apply for your restricted licence.

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How to get your driver licence

Getting your driver licence can be both exciting and terrifying. On the one hand, it represents independence and freedom for many people. On the other, driving on the roads carries risk – both for you and others – and a driver licence comes with a lot of responsibility. Not to mention, you have to pass a fair few tests to get there! Read on for everything you need to know about getting your driver licence in New Zealand.

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Are you a skilled driver?

Are you a skilled driver? Guide 19 Sep 0

Driving is a skill. Just like your skill with making the perfect coffee or pulling off hipster jeans, if you practise, you’ll get better. Yes, most of the driving lessons and courses available are targeted at young people about to sit (or resit) their restricted test. But a refresher on the road rules or an advanced driving skills course is not something just for beginner drivers. We could all learn something from the experts, and the advanced driving skills courses available in New Zealand are suitable for all ages. Even if you’ve been driving for years, defensive driving skills could save your life.

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Getting your motorcycle licence

So you’ve watched motorcycle drivers skim effortlessly past traffic and zoom off into the sunset enough times to know you’re keen to obtain your own motorcycle licence. But what’s involved and how do you go about it?

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Learning to ride a motorbike

Those motorcyclists you see cruising the streets might make it look easy, but you’ll need to put in a fair amount of practice if you want to be able to drive on two wheels. Before you even apply for your motorcycle learner licence, you must first pass a basic handling skills test. Successful completion of this test shows you have the skills needed to drive safely once you have your learner licence.

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