Driving test pass rates nationwide

Students who attended an AA Defensive Driving Course are 10% more likely to pass their driving test the first time.

Ensure you’ve had at least 5 professional driving lessons and 10-20 hours of practice between each lesson - we also recommend that you increase your chances of passing your driving test by attending an
AA Defensive Driving Course (DDC).

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Restricted licence pass rates with the new test*

The new restricted licence test requires you to demonstrate the ability to drive in challenging environments, in heavy traffic and on multi-lane roads.

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December 2017 results by age

Age Total Pass rate
16 1,857 65%
17 1,813 59%
18 1,088 59%
19 733 56%
20-24 1,882 58%
25-29 899 54%
30-34 492 52%
35-39 314 50%
40-44 167 49%
45-49 104 41%
50-54 66 34%
55-59 41 41%
60-64 26 19%
65+ 12 17%
Total 9,494 58%

December 2017 results by gender

Gender      Total Pass rate
Female 4,771 58%
Male 4,723 58%
Total 9,494 58%
  • Data is limited to Class 1 (Car) Restricted Licence tests sat in the month of December
  • 'Total' reflects all tests, regardless of test result
  • 'Pass rate' is calculated from 'sat' tests (tests resulted as Pass, Fail and Stopped)
  • Gender data excludes gender type 'Indeterminate'

Full licence pass rates*

December 2017 results by age

Age Total Pass rate
17 873 85%
18 1,143 83%
19 837 82%
20-24 2,350 72%
25-29 1,709 62%
30-34 1,140 60%
35-39 778 62%
40-44 496 55%
45-49 286 53%
50-54 131 53%
55-59 91 50%
60-64 77 45%
65+ 51 45%
Total 9,962 69%

December 2017 results by gender

Gender Total Pass rate
Female 4,409 72%
Male 5,553 67%
Total 9,962 69%
  • Data is limited to Class 1 (Car) Full Licence tests sat in the month of December
  • 'Total' reflects all tests, regardless of test result
  • 'Pass rate' is calculated from 'sat' tests (tests resulted as Pass, Fail and Stopped)
  • Gender data excludes gender type 'Indeterminate'

* Source: NZTA

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