When: 25 January 2021, 8.00am - 2.00pm
Where: Ruapuna Raceway

Apologies - this event is now sold out. Please email roadsafety@selwyn.govt.nz if you wish to go on the waitlist for a future session.

Leading Learners is not your traditional defensive driving, classroom lesson or school based environment. It's a half-day event, offering a practical hands-on learning experience and providing young drivers and their parents/caregivers the opportunity to undertake supervised driving practice. This provides the parent the opportunity to also assess themselves, in order to be a better coach and mentor to their teen.

Leading Learners is held at Ruapuna Raceway and is taught by a team of qualified driving instructors. It offers sessions that cover the following areas:

  • Driver distraction
  • Emergency braking and skid avoidance
  • Driving on different road surfaces
  • An on road driving lesson

The young driver must have a current New Zealand licence of any stage (learners, restricted, full) that they have held for at least three months, and have had around 40 hours of practical driving practice.

This is an amazing opportunity to increase your young driver’s skills and knowledge and is offered for only $20. This course is subsidised by NZ Transport Agency and Selwyn District Council.

Event dates:

Monday 25 January
8am – 2pm 
Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna
Bookings essential

Wednesday 27 January
8am – 2pm 
Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna
Bookings essential 

The young driver must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver for the full session. The young driver must have a car to be used for the event. The car must be one that the young driver has driven before and has a current registration and warrant of fitness and be roadworthy at the time of the event.

To find out more, contact the Road Safety Coordinator on (03) 347 1850.