Simulated driving test
Improve your chances of passing your practical driving test
Whether you're preparing for your restricted or full driving test, our instructor will take you through a practical test and assess your skills.
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Our Simulated Driving Test has been designed to prepare you for the real thing. Your instructor will guide you through the practical test and give you a report card at the end pointing out the skills you need to improve, any critical errors and immediate fail errors you might have made.
It costs $134.80 to book your restricted practical test and the average pass rate is about 60%. You will improve your chances of passing if you book a Simulated Driving Test.
The restricted practical test is in 2 stages. Stage 1 is 10 minutes and has 7 assessable tasks. It determines whether you are a sufficiently skilled and safe driver to proceed to the more challenging driving tasks of Stage 2.
You are allowed 2 critical errors but only one may occur in Stage 1. One immediate fail error at any time also means you will fail the test.
It costs $109.50 to book your full licence test and the average pass rate is about 70%. Even if you have been driving on your restricted licence regularly and consider yourself a good driver, booking a Simulated Driving Test will prepare you for the test and improve your chances of passing.
If you make 2 critical errors or 1 immediate fail error at any time you will fail the test.
Driving test errors
|Critical errors||Immediate fail errors|
|Too slow||Testing Officer intervention|
|Too fast||Failing to carry out instruction|
|Failing to look||Collision|
|Failing to signal||Failing to give way|
|Blocking a pedestrian crossing||Excessive speed|
|Mounting a kerb||Stopping at dangerous position|
|Stalling a vehicle||Failing to stop|
|Incomplete stop at stop sign||Other dangerous action|
|Other illegal action|
|2 x critical errors at Stage 1 = Fail||1 x immediate fail error at any time = Fail|
|3 x critical errors at Stage 2 = Fail|
|2 x Critical errors at any time= Fail||1 x Immediate fail error at any time = Fail|
Cost of simulated driving test
|City / Town||Cost per class||Transmission|
|Auckland, Manukau, North Shore, West Auckland, Whangaparaoa||$70|
|Hamilton, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Thames, Paeroa, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Matamata||$70|
|Hastings, Havelock North||$70|
|Wanganui - (Auto simulated tests only available in customers vehicle)||$65|
|Levin and Otaki||$70|
|Nelson, Richmond||$70 ($60 if in own vehicle)|
|Invercargill, Gore, Winton||$60|