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Driving Lessons for Beginners

Who should get basic driving lessons?

First Time Drivers



Learning to drive is usually the first thing you will do independently as a young adult, your start to a lifetime driving career, it’s important that you build a strong foundation for this life skill.  I will not teach you to pass your driving test, but I will teach you to drive safely, with confidence, competence, respect and responsibility for other road users. If you drive that way, you will pass your driving test.

Returning Drivers

Some drivers spend some years away from driving, due either to financial, medical or social reasons, a short course of tuition could update your skills and improve your confidence, updating your theory and practical driving skills.

If you have been driving for some years, you may have acquired some inappropriate driving practice/habits, a short course of refresher tuition could improve your confidence, competence and vehicle sympathy.

Elderly Drivers


Polo Driving plays their part in helping to keep mature drivers on the road safely and for longer, we provide practical and informative help and support to assist you to continue driving longer if it safe to do so, I would also identify if a Medical assessment is needed where driving or medical issue are highlighted


Older Driver, Safe Driving Assessment: A 60 minute older driver assessment to give you -or loved one-a second option and means to decide if it’s still safe to drive. I will give you an honest, objective assessment of your driving. This driving assessment has been developed to identify your strengths and weaknesses behind the wheel and to help increase your confidence on today’s busy roads. This is not driving test, I am here to help!!

Overseas Drivers


We assist overseas/tourist drivers get acquainted with New Zealand road safety rules and regulations including driving on the correct side of the road, tackling roundabouts and road signs, and general driving tips. We will train you to convert your overseas driver's licence to a New Zealand full licence.

Overseas Drivers

You will need to:

1. Fill out an application form
2. Present evidence of your identity
3. Prove your eyesight meets the required standard
4. Provide a medical certificate (if required)
5. Present your overseas driver licence (and a translation if it is not in English)
6. Let the agent take your photo and signature
7. Pay the application fee
8. Provide photocopies of all the original documents you have provided, as listed above (including any translation).
9. You may also need to pass the 
theory and practical tests. If you do, you will also have to pay the test fees.


Tips for driving in New Zealand
New Zealand road rules and driving behaviours may be different to those in your home country.

For example:

1. We drive on the left side of the road
2. We have many hilly, narrow or windy roads that mean your journey may take longer than you expect
3. You must carry your driver licence on you at all times. If your licence is not in English, you must carry a translation from an approved translator.

Pricing and Rates


✓ 1 hour lesson

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✓ Pre-test mock lesson 1.5 hours


✓ Package 5 lessons


✓ Package 10 lessons


✓ 1 hour lesson before the test and hire a car for the driving test

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