Pre-Driving Test Assessment
Not sure if you are ready to successfully pass your practical driving test?
Have you failed your driving practical test and lost your confidence?
There is a much higher chance of passing your practical driving test for the following reasons:
Are You Ready For Your Driving Test?
Are you fully prepared for your driving test? It's a step towards gaining your licence and, ultimately, independence. But it's not as simple as it used to be. Preparation and hours of practice are essential.
The Graduated Licencing System
Today's licensing process is a graduated affair, and much more difficult to pass. You have to sit a theoretical test to gain a learner's licence then spend six months practicing your driving before sitting your restricted test. If all goes well at that stage – and the restricted test is rather difficult to pass – you are on track for your full licence test.
How long you stay on a restricted licence before doing a full licence driving test depends on your age, and whether or not you take advanced driving courses while on a restricted licence. You probably know all this. But do you know how to avoid the pitfalls that often lead to test failure?
Why You Might Fail Your Driving Test
1. reckless, dangerous or inconsiderate driving
Key Steps to Getting Your Drivers Licence
You will have to follow several steps before getting a full driving licence.
They use a system that consists of three stages, all of which you will have to go through before getting the full licence.These stages or steps are learner licence, restricted licence and full licence.
For the award of this licence, you must be aged 16 and above. You will need to undergo an eye check to ensure your sight is up to par and pass a theory test.
These conditions are:
1. You must be in the company of a supervisor every time you are driving.
The licence is valid for five years. If this licence expires before you move on to the next step, the NZTA requires you to sit for another theory test before they renew your learner licence.
The minimum age at which you can acquire this licence is sixteen and a half years. This is because you need to have held your learner licence for a period of not less than six months. For this step, you are required to take a practical test in order to get the corresponding licence.
Once awarded, the restricted licence will reduce the number of restrictions imposed on learners but will still have a few of its own.
The restrictions are:
This licence is also valid for five years. If it expires before you move to the next step, a theory test will be administered before it’s renewed.
For drivers aged below 25 years, you will have to be above 18 years of age and have had your restricted licence for at least 18 months to be eligible for the full driving licence.
Drivers aged over 25 years are only required to have held theirs for at least 6 months. This period will be slashed by half if you have an advanced driving course certificate to 12 and 3 months respectively.
The full licence is the final step and will eliminate all driving restrictions imposed before. It also allows you to drive both automatic and manual vehicles regardless of the vehicle you sat your practical test in.