Driver Directions

Learning to drive is a risky business. In fact road crashes are one of the leading causes of death and serious injury for young people.

Driver Directions is a FREE programme to strengthen novice drivers' vital skills for safe driving.


Download the Driver Directions flyer here.


Driver Directions supports young drivers and their parents to undertake supervised driving practice.

Focus is on developing good decision-making strategies and vital skills for safe driving including assessing themselves, read the road environment, resisting peer pressure, managing distractions and planning ahead.


  • The Driver Directions programme is for young drivers (16 - 24 years) who hold a Learner, Restricted or Full licence
  • Must provide own vehicle with current WOF and REGO
  • Must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver who has held a Full New Zealand drivers licence for more than 2 years

2017 Direct Directions courses

Term 2 -

  • Tuesday 11 July 2017 (this programme is now full - waiting list available)
  • Wednesday 12 July 2017

Term 3 -

  • Tuesday 3 October 2017
  • Wednesday 4 October 2017

Term 4 -

  • Tuesday 5 December 2017

Venue: Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park


Register by submitting the online form below.

For further information or assistance phone Rotorua Lakes Council 07 348 4199 or email

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* are required fields which must be filled in.

Driver Directions Registration Form

*Licence status:
Preferred Dates:
Please select more than one preferred option.
Are you a Rotorua rate paying resident?
Is this registration for a new or returning young driver
*Have you attended a Driver Directions event before?
Have you attended Driver Directions before as an adult supervisor?
If you answered yes to the above question did you attend:(optional)
Page reviewed: 21 Dec 2017 8:38am