This is an important announcement for the safety of our Members, customers and Instructors
*AA Driving School has temporarily suspended all in-car driving tuition, motorcycle training, and Defensive Driving Courses*
Due to the close proximity between an instructor and student, the AA Driving School is temporarily suspending all in-car driving tuition, motorcycle training and Defensive Driving Courses to protect the health of our customers and instructors.
- No new Ignition/Senior Driver sessions can be booked - these programs have been temporarily suspended until further notice
- Motorcycle lessons and Ride Forever have been temporarily suspended
- All vouchers (AA Ignition - free driving lessons and paid lessons) will be able to be extended
- Defensive Driving Courses have been cancelled - students may be eligible for refunds
- All Fleet & Business in-car and Defensive Driving Plus sessions have been postponed - if you are effected by this, an AA representative will be in touch with you
Driver Licences, WoFs and CoFs:
Effective from 10 April 2020, WoFs, CoFs and driver licences that expired or after 1 January 2020 will be temporarily extended. Once we start adjusting back to business as normal, NZTA will advise of expiry dates for these documents, which could extend up until 10 October 2020. Vehicles are still required to be safe to operate on a public road.
My driver licence has or is about to expire, can I still drive?
Effective from 10 April 2020, driver licences that expired or after 1 January 2020 will be temporarily extended.
Once we start adjusting back to business as normal, NZTA will advise of an expiry date for these licences, which could extend up until 10 October 2020. There will be plenty of time to get your document compliant. Please check that NZTA have your correct contact details – you can do this on their website.
Drivers must continue to comply with all other road rules, as well as any relevant restrictions of their licence (e.g. learner licence restrictions and zero alcohol licences). Any licence suspensions, disqualifications and revocations will also continue to apply.
Vehicles are still required to be safe to operate on a public road. At a minimum, vehicle owners need to self-inspect their vehicles using the TWIRL procedure (tyres, windscreen, wipers, mirrors, indicators, rust and lights) to assess their vehicle’s safety.
I have booked my learner licence theory test or practical restricted/full test. What happens now?
Driver licensing services are postponed during Alert Level 4. Tests already booked will be rescheduled once services resume.
My suspension or disqualification is due to end or has ended. What will this mean for me?
If you are currently suspended or disqualified your suspension or disqualification will still end on the same date, it will not be extended. However, as our outlets are currently closed, you will not be able to reinstate your driver licence until services return to normal. That means you cannot drive until you have been issued with a current licence.
My vehicle registration is expiring during Alert Level 4? What do I do?
If your registration is about to expire, you can still renew it online at nzta.govt.nz.
If you are unable to renew your rego at this time, when you do renew it, the rego will apply from the date the previous one expired.
Labels to display in your windscreen are still being printed and will be posted to you when possible. You can continue to operate your car with the old expired labels (with an expiry date of 1 January 2020 or later) for the time being.
For more information about Driver and Vehicle Licensing please visit www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-services-update/frequently-asked-questions/
Please provide your name and email address below and we will keep you informed when our AA Driving School services resume.
Thanks for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.
AA Centres & AA Agents
AA Centres and AA Agents are closed. For more information from NZTA on Driver Licensing and testing, visit their website.
The Ministry of Health has stated that the symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- A cough
- A high temperature (at least 38 degrees centigrade)
- A shortness of breath
We will continue to monitor Ministry of Health updates and we will be in touch with any changes to AA policy.