RoadSmart Driver Training provides the Resources and Links on this page for you to study in preparation for your driver's licence test. There's plenty of preparation work you can do between lessons using the links below.

Resources

Driver Licence Tests - Class 1 - Car

Restricted test: The restricted driver licence test has been developed to assess the higher skill levels expected of today’s more experienced licence applicants. The 60 minute test includes 45 minutes of drive time. The remaining 15 minutes is used to check the safety of the vehicle prior to driving and to provide feedback. Download and read the Restricted Licence Test Guide (pdf) from the NZTA website.

Full licence test: The full licence test time is 30 minutes which includes 20 minutes of driving. Test applicants will be expected to be able to apply appropriate hazard and detection responses to all assessable tasks without explanation of what is required by the testing officer (known as a commentary, see below). Download and read the Full Licence Test Guide (pdf) from the NZTA website.

Learn how the commentary works

During the full licence test you will be required to give a commentary identifying hazards and your response. We've prepared a simple Hazard Detection and Response Guideline (1 page pdf) for you to see how it works, and how to apply the knowledge during your test.

Intersection Action Plan

Approaching and driving through intersections can be hazardous. We've developed a Hazard Detection at Intersections Action Plan (1 page pdf) so you can see what's required as you approach an intersection, including hazard detection and mirror checks.

Road Code Online

Links to the Official Road Code, and Licence and Study Guide. There's plenty of useful information here. Take your time and have a good look around.

Learner Licence Theory Test

Visit the NZ Transport Agency website for all the general test questions that you might be asked in the theory test, and the specialist questions that you could be asked if you are going for your Class 1 (car driver) learner licence. For further practice, you can also purchase scratch test papers – which are replicas of the actual test papers – from the AA, participating BP stations and bookshops.

Just for fun quiz - questions from the Road Code

See answers at the foot of this page.

Road Code for Motorcyclists

The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe driving practices. You will be tested on this information in your theory and practical driving tests. Read the Motorcycle road code introduction and updates.

Practice Drive

ACC and the NZ Transport Agency have created Drive to give learner drivers and their supervisors (coaches) a structured plan for getting two or more hours driving practice a week. More importantly it gives you, the learner, the tools for developing safe driving habits, and your coach the tools for encouraging you.

Computerised theory tests are now available, and the NZ Transport Agency a website with practice questions. Visit Road Code Practice. The practice licence tests can help you become familiar with and prepare for the theory test you will need to pass when applying for a learner licence. These tests are conducted on the NZ Transport Agency's computerised theory testing system.

Free online road code tests

The Driving Tests website has New Zealand road code questions available online so you can practice for your driver's licence, with hundreds of multiple choice questions for car, motorbike and heavy vehicles.

ThinkSafe

The ACC's ThinkSafe Injury Prevention website has a huge range of resources and useful information to help you prepare for driving on New Zealand roads.

Driving Skills Syllabus

A series of 30 lessons with resources and checksheets for your driving coach (supervisor) for your on-road driving practice sessions. Use the driving log to record your hours of practice.

More Links

Book your Test online

Instructions and links to book and pay for your test online.

Note: Read this information carefully, print a copy of the conditions and ensure you complete eyesight and application details before arriving at the practical driving test centre, especially if it is located in a separate location from the booking centre.

NZ Transport Agency

New Zealand Transport Agency website, with links to a huge range of resources and information.

Getting your Licence

This page tells you what's required to get your driver's licence.

Passenger Vehicle Licences

This page outlines the types of passenger vehicle licences and their requirements.

Overseas Conversions

This page is for new residents and visitors who wish to convert their overseas licence to a New Zealand licence.

Official Road Code

Choose the Road Code for your circumstances.

Quiz Answers