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Driving Simulator

Years 11, 12 & 13 are invited to test their Road Safety and Driving skills and knowledge on the latest driving simulator.

This event does not require registration.

Date and time:

Thu 19 May 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Fri 20 May 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

In person

West Coast

Tai Poutini Polytechnic, 73-87 Tainui Street, Greymouth

Atrium, Greymouth Campus


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Driving Simulator

Many of us grew up with the opportunity to get out and learn to drive in old cars on empty roads. Mistakes were made of course, but we usually escaped with a near miss or a few minor scrapes. That situation no longer exists for most youth but we are still faced with the reality that driving skill only comes from driving practice.

With a well-designed, simulated driving program we can deliver the equivalent of real-world driving experiences without real road consequences.

Some statistics:

70% of jobs require a driver’s license even if no tasks involve driving (Shaw & Cates 2014)

Young drivers are;

600% - 800% more likely to crash than our safest drivers (MCT Young Drivers Report 2015)

40% of Learner drivers wait up to five years before taking the next test and 50% Restricted getting a full license can take 10 years.

84% of youth breach their learner or restricted license conditions (Brookland & Begg 2014).

Barriers to learning:



Lack of confidence

Fear of failure

Access to a vehicle

Gearing taught outdated knowledge or bad habits

The expense of professional driving lessons and tests

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