Senior Driver programmes

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Road Safety Rotorua offers two road safety programmes for drivers over the age of 65. The aim of both programmes is to increase the knowledge of senior drivers out on the roads, and bring them up to speed with the most current road rules.​

Driving on

6.jpgOnce a year Council hosts a free, highly practical driving programme called 'Driving On' for drivers over 65 years of age.  The course is aimed at refreshing and improving senior drivers' knowledge and experiences of driving, and exposes them to the benefit of new vehicle technologies. This is a great opportunity for seniors to bush up on their driving skills in a safe and controlled environment with the help of reputed driving coaches.

Next course: 6 October 2021
Where: International Kartsport Development Track, beside Off Road NZ, Mamaku 


  • Drivers must hold a full licence
  • Waiver forms and evaulation form must be completed
  • You must bring your own vehicle
  • Lunch is provided. Please advise any dietary requirements

​For more information and to register for the next available course, please call Council on 07 348 4199 or email the team at:​.

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This free road safety update for over 65s, in conjunction with Age Concern Rotorua, is aimed at enabling senior drivers to recognise the effects of the ageing process on driving, provide tools to address these effects and ultimately help you to enjoy safe vehicle use for as long as possible.​ 


Agewise/Staying Safe Driver Refresher Course registration

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Please tick the box to acknowledge that you are 65 years or older and that you hold a current New Zealand drivers licence
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