AA Driving School frequently asked questions

Here are some common questions and answers about the driving, licensing and the AA Driving School.


DDC & DD ED Courses

Career as a Driving Instructor

Driver Licensing

Driving Lesson Vehicles

  • Will my driving lesson be recorded on camera?

  • Is the instructor’s car dual controlled?

  • Can I do the lesson in my own car?

  • What type of car does the instructor have?

  • Can I use the instructor’s vehicle for my test?

Driving Lessons

  • What is the cost of a lesson?

  • Can I pay for my driving lesson by Eftpos or Credit Card?

  • How quickly will the instructor contact me after I make a booking?

  • How quickly can I have a lesson? Can I have a lesson on the same day/the day after my booking?

  • What’s the waiting time for a lesson?

  • What if I’ve already booked my test?

  • Do you conduct lessons in the evenings and on weekends?

  • Where will the instructor pick me up from?

  • Can the instructor take me on the test route?

  • Can I do a practice Licence test with an instructor?

  • Can I do refresher lessons with an instructor?

  • How many lessons will I need to pass my test?

  • Can I cancel a lesson booking? How do I cancel a lesson booking?

  • Can I have an interpreter in the car during my lesson?

  • Can another person sit in with me on the lesson?

  • Can the pickup location and drop off locations be different? E.g. pick up from school and drop off home.

  • Can I book more than one lesson?

  • Do all towns and cities have manual and automatic cars?

  • Is it better to learn in an automatic or a manual car?

  • Once I have received my voucher, how long is it valid for?

Driving Instructors

AA Senior Driver

  • What is it?

  • Why are you doing this?

  • Why is AA Senior Driver only for those aged 74+?

  • How does it work?

  • What does the AA Senior Driver coaching session consist of?

  • When does it start?

  • How old do I have to be?

  • Why do I have to use my own car?

  • How much does it cost?

  • At what age do I need to take the NZTA on-road safety test?

  • Can I have more than one free session?

AA Ignition

Driver Training for Fleets & Businesses

Contact AA Driving School

If you have any questions not covered above, send us an message using the form below. We will endeavour to reply within one business day. You can also call us on 0800 223 748.

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