Driving courses and workshops
Refresher workshop for older road users
These free workshops in Taupō, Turangi and Mangakino are for Taupō District residents who are over 65 years of age and are a great opportunity to get a refresher on the road rules and learn how to keep driving safely.
- Review the road code
- Strategies to enjoy ongoing safe and successful mobility for as long as possible.
- The effect of the ageing process on driving.
These workshops are classroom based, not a practical driving test, and will be facilitated by a driving instructor.
|WORKSHOP: Refresher workshop for older road users |
|Locations and dates:||TAUPO - Tuesday, November 19 (course full)|
Taupo Events Centre - Club Rooms
TURANGI - Friday, December 6
Turangi Service Centre - Board Room
MANGAKINO - Wednesday, December 11
Mangakino Library - Meeting Room
|Time:||10am to 2.30pm|
|Cost:||Free, but places are limited|
|Additional information:||Complimentary lunch included|
|Enquiries:||Contact Sarah Wraight on 07 376 0720|
Parents as driving coaches
This free workshop is for parents and caregivers preparing their teenagers to be safe and responsible drivers and is a great opportunity to better understand the graduated driving licence process.
- Learn about the resources available to support you and your young driver through the process.
- Hear from internationally renowned road safety expert Peter Sheppard.
- Explore your role as "coach" of a young driver
- Understand the challenges facing young drivers today.
- Ask questions and engage with local instructors, training providers and Police.
Vouchers with discounts for local lessons and training will also be made available at this workshop.
|WORKSHOP: Parents as driving coaches|
|Course date:||Next course date to be confirmed|
|Venue:||Great Lake Centre|
Story Place, Taupo
|Additional information:||Supper provided|
|Enquiries:||Contact our road safety team on 07 376 0899|
Holden Street Smart
A practical hands on day course for young drivers and their parents/coaches to learn vital skills to become safer drivers. Courses are held at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo.
AA Defensive Driving Courses
Whether you're on your learner or restricted licence, you can reduce the time it takes to get your full licence by six months when you complete an NZTA approved AA Defensive Driving Course.
Ride Forever motorcycle coaching
Improve your skill level and confidence, and take your riding to the next level by registering for Ride Forever coaching. Ride Forever training is provided by NZTA accredited instructors and the courses are designed to cater to all experience levels. From learning how to keep yourself safe on the daily commute to honing the most advanced riding techniques, there's a Ride Forever course to suit your needs.
Check the Ride Forever website for Taupo course dates and more information.
Track based training for motorcycle road riders
Further develop your skills and knowledge in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment with track-based training for road riders at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo. Regardless of your current riding level, this track based coaching will enhance your future riding by ramping up your skills and self-confidence.
Check the Pro Rider website for Taupo course dates and more information.