FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
this Course used to be called the "Holden Advanced Driving Course"...?
Yes it did...
For our first 16 years of operation,
Holden had been afforded the privilege of being the principal naming rights recipient associated
with our NZ Advanced Driver Training Courses and Road Safety activities...
As of 2012, Holden are
now no longer our principal naming rights recipient... and we now continue to operate
entirely independently and
exclusively trade as NZ
Advanced Driver Training
The courses that we have exclusively conducted
nationwide for the
preceding 20yrs, all of the expert staff and the exact same unmatched beneficial
results remain entirely unchanged... only the trading name has changed.
We were not and never have been previously
owned or employed by Holden...
We still don't sell cars and we still don't get a commission if you buy one...
and always have been a totally independent and privately owned training
We are just expert specialist advanced driving instructors
who conduct specifically designed practical based driving courses, so as
to train all vehicle drivers... irrespective of what type or brand of vehicle they
all "advanced driver training courses" the same...?
not at all... All
"advanced" driver training courses are not created equal.
There are very substantial differences in the content, conduct,
practical hands-on drive time, training benefits and actual results subsequently achieved between the wide range of various driver training
Some "other" courses are theory
only... you never even touch a real car at any stage, let alone drive one...
Some "other" advanced driving courses have extremely large attendee
group numbers (up to 60) with a lot of waiting in cues and standing around watching other students one at a time doing stopping and
You don't even drive around any corners during the day...
Often conducted on sealed areas, airports and disused carparks, in order to save
them venue hireage costs...
And the "instructors" don't even get into the participants vehicles at any
It's really just a beginners guide to braking with whistles, flags and upside
down yellow buckets...
Some "other" advanced driving courses have you tooling
around at 30km/h in a car with trainer wheels on the end of a disused airport
Some "other" expensive advanced courses have you exclusively driving only their
vehicle sponsors demonstrator drive vehicles and their instructors don't even get into the
vehicle with you during the training on their course...
(Driving course or just a less than subtle covert new car sales pitch... you
work it out)
Some "other" advanced courses have you puddling around town on city streets in the
instructor's car, just as for learner drivers with the instructor telling
you 40 minutes later what you did wrong 20 minutes ago, whilst ensuring that you have indicated for 3
seconds and not 2.75 seconds...
All course attendees continually learning
and practically experiencing advanced techniques whilst utilising their own normal
operational drive vehicles
Exclusively utilises a truly
safe, controlled and specifically structured purpose built driver training facility which incorporates a wide range of corners and handling exercises as the
Utilises expertly trained professional New Zealand advanced
driving personnel to fully explain and practically demonstrate the correct
Our specialist advanced driving
instructors are repeatedly inside your own vehicle at various stages throughout the
true "one on one" instruction with you receiving hours of progressive development
and practical driving application of the best in proven advanced driving
Our NZ Advanced Driver Training Course positively utilises advanced
adult teaching principals and multimedia display presentation
equipment for a truly professional and memorable interactive learning
The NZ Advanced Driver Training Course is truly unique and our
course content, delivery and instructional methods are incomparable to all "other" providers
Our outstanding proven results are second to none.
When considering your driver training service provider options, we
very strongly suggest and recommend that you fully critically compare and consider your
options, but in doing so, please make sure that you are actually comparing "apples with
Some "other" providers promise you the world,
don't provide a nationwide service and/or the quality and benefits of both their
instruction and course content is at best inflated and dubious.
NZ Advanced Driver Training is so
confident in our product, compared to all other service providers, that for
company fleet vehicle operators we routinely offer the opportunity for a
"totally free - no obligation course attendance" in order to assist you in
evaluating and trialling our nationwide advanced driver training services.
should my company pay to train my staff in driving...?
Your company has legal obligations and
liabilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act to take all
practical steps to ensure the safety of all employees.
Additionally, there are specific requirements under the Act, in
respect of requiring all employers to provide adequate training to all employees
in the use of plant, equipment and machinery.
Realistically, in most occupations, the relative probability of your staff
members being injured or killed is actually at its highest when they are
operating a vehicle.
A structured pre-emptive investment in your staff's wellbeing and
safety has proven to be both time and money very well spent.
By way of example... one of our Corporate clients
with a fleet of 300 drivers, has clearly documented and
quantified direct financial savings to their company of $6
for every $1 that they invested in their staff by
utilising the services of our NZ Advanced Driver
It is far cheaper and better to provide
pro-active beneficial advanced driver training to all of your staff in order to
avoid and prevent the crash from occurring, than for your company or organisation
to cover both the financial costs and on-going consequences of one of your staff
members being injured or killed in a vehicle collision.
do I arrange for all of my nationwide staff to attend...?
additional "exclusive free service" which is only offered by NZ Advanced
Driver Training, is that our NZADT administration staff will co-ordinate, organise, arrange and book
all of your staff directly onto our courses for you. We can do all of the administration,
logistics for you.
All you have to do is to provide us with a list
of the details of all of your staff you wish to attend our NZ Advanced
Driver Training courses nationwide and our NZADT admin staff will do all the rest.
We will individually contact each of your listed
staff members directly and arrange a mutually suitable date for their
Individual course attendance confirmation
documentation are emailed out directly to each of your attendees.
Printed course attendance certificates are also
provided upon successful completion of the training program.
It couldn't be any simpler..
You provide us with;
How many, who and where... and we will do all the
if my fleet vehicles are leased...?
A NZ Advanced
Driver Training is recommended and promoted by New Zealand's major
vehicle leasing organisations.
Additionally, as an extra option, you can request
that the NZ Advanced Driver Training Course be directly amortised into your
new vehicle leasing agreements, so as our advanced driver training course is linked to
each new vehicle you lease.
With this option, NZ Advanced Driver Training
will then individually contact each of your staff members as they get their new
vehicles delivered and co-ordinate their attendance onto one of our programmed
The discounted cost of the driver training course
is directly amortised into your 3-year vehicle lease at an additional rate of
approx $10 per month.
my vehicles insured whilst being used for driver training...?
Generally speaking your
vehicles are still covered as usual under their normal existing vehicle
Should you wish to either check with or pre-advise your insurer of your
intentions to attend the advanced driver training then please ensure that you
advise them that you are attending the NZ Advanced Driving Course.
(Formally known as the Holden Advanced Driving Course)
Some "other" course providers have a less than wonderful relationship
with insurers due to their repeated instances of on course damage and insurance claims to
exotic cars as a direct consequence of their dubious "training".
The NZ Advanced Driver Training Course has an exemplary operational safety
history and has routinely provided driver training to staff members from numerous
various insurance companies, O.S.H, ACC & NZTA.
we do drive programs for Conference activities etc...?
A Yes... we can
individually tailor and organise drive programmes to complement and enhance your company
We also specialise in arranging and conducting
truly memorable and enjoyable Corporate Client Drive Day Events which can
include everything from NZ Advanced Driver Training to 400kw NZV8 Hot Lap rides.
Dependent upon your company's individual
requirements we can assist in arranging everything for you, including
liaising with training venues, caterers etc as required.
Q Why do I need this course... I've already got a
Holding a drivers licence only means that you are "legally entitled" to
drive a car... it doesn't mean that you are actually any good at it.
Driving is a lifelong endeavour and getting a
licence is just the first step in a very long road.
To become and remain a safe and efficient driver
you need to continually upgrade your knowledge base and practical abilities in
order to consistently and safely operate what can otherwise become a very
expensive lethal weapon, in the wrong hands.
Q Will this course make me a racecar driver...?
NZ Advanced Driver Training Courses
are specifically designed to dramatically improve the Knowledge, Skill and
Attitude of the participants... making them better prepared to make good safe
driving decisions with improved driver reactions, smoothness and fuel
After completing our training you will be able to competently and confidently operate your vehicle in a much more efficient and safe manner...
with the knowledge, confidence and advanced practical skills to avoid, prevent or better
deal with any situation which may arise.
Through our affiliates... there is now the opportunity for you to undertake a
400kw NZV8 Race Drive Experience for any of those that aspire to sampling the truly
memorable excitement that is our NZV8 Race Experience
attending this course reduce my son's licence period...?
A No... By
our choice and design,
attendance on the NZ Advanced Driver Training Course will NOT reduce your
probationary/restricted drivers licence period...
If that is your main aim, then you need to attend one
of two "principally theory based courses"... either "Street Talk" or
The NZ Advanced Driving Course has been
specifically and solely designed to educate and teach drivers everything they
never got taught when they first got their drivers licence...
Your normal Driving Instructor teaches you to pass a driving
NZ Advanced Driver Training teaches you much more important
How to stop smoothly and effectively,
How to corner smoothly, efficiently and safely,
How to actually prevent and avoid situations from
occurring in the first place,
Dramatically improving your reaction times and
driver decision making,
Increasing your overall vehicle control and
And positively addressing the drivers attitude
towards driving and safety.
NZ Advanced Driver Training is owned
and operated nationwide by Advanced Driving Systems Limited.
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