Tag Archives: driving

Renewing your driver’s licence simpler than you think

A recent Stuff article written by journlaist Jim Tucker showed that renewing his driver's licence was much simpler than he thought. With permission from Waka Kotahi, we have taken some excerpts from its Renewing your driver licence as a senior handbook and website to give a brief overview of the licence renewal process. You can download the full handbook for free from the Waka Kotahi website or request free hardcopies by calling 0800 822 422.

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Supporting you to drive for longer

According to NZTA statistics, older drivers are involved in fewer crashes than other age groups. They tend to drive conservatively, travel fewer kilometres than other drivers and restrict their driving to times and situations in which they feel safe. While older drivers don’t have as many crashes, they and older …

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Six of one and half a dozen of the other – Cyclists v motorists….

On a sunny Sunday morning whilst  driving towards Victoria park a couple of weeks ago, it was lovely to see families out with their children , people walking their dogs and an abundance of joggers and cyclists enjoying the last of the Autumn sunshine. I drove carefully, always aware of …

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The right to drive.

Over the weekend I heard about an older person, in their late 80s, who had just been told, by their family doctor, that they would no longer be able to drive. As you may be aware, driver licensing for those over 75 years of age is now ‘monitored’ by doctors …

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State of Grace – Chapter 7

————————————————————— “Grace” will blog weekly about her experiences of loving, supporting and relating to her mother. This is a true story. You can share Grace’s journey every Wednesday. ————————————————————— For years Mum hadn’t driven. Never a confident driver, when she and my father moved from the small town where they raised the …

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