Restricted Test resources

Full Test resources

How to pass the restricted driving test

Critical Errors in the restricted and full licence tests

Immediate Fail Errors in the restricted and full licence tests

A link to the Restricted licence test guide as published by NZTA.


During each of the assessable driving tasks in the full licence test, your testing officer will ask you to talk through the hazards you see (hazard identification), and how you’re adjusting your driving to respond to them (hazard response).

In a few simple words you’ll need to say:

  • what each hazard is (Anything a driver could have a collision with when driving.)
  • where the hazard is in relation to you
  • what you’re doing about it.

The definition of a hazard for the test is anything that is moving, or which might move, that you could collide with or run over while driving.

Hazards include: 

  • pedestrians
  • other motor vehicles
  • other road users, such as cyclists

How to scan for hazards for the full test