To improve the safety of young drivers on New Zealand roads.
Purpose of this site
This website has been developed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) to raise awareness of young driver crash risk and highlight the need for Learner drivers to get around 120 hours of supervised driving practice in a range of conditions and situations to prepare for the new Restricted licence test.
The site aims to provide parents with tools to stay actively involved in their teen’s driving throughout the Learner and Restricted phases. Young drivers are over-represented in crash statistics. Improving the safety of young drivers is one of the key priorities in the Government’s Safer Journeys road safety strategy (2010-2020). While the NZTA encourages young drivers to undertake formal driver education, in many New Zealand families parents are the primary educators of teen drivers.
Road safety is a shared responsibility and parents need access to tools and guidance on how they can help their teens drive safely. Content has been informed by national and international research and the tools use best-practice advice developed by the NZTA with a driving psychologist and a parent/teen psychologist. The NZTA is committed to reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand roads.
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