Fusion Driver Education

Street Talk Advanced Driving Skills (Defensive Driving Course)

Learner, Restricted and Full driver licence-holders can attend.

Restricted licence holders receive a reduction on Full licence from 18 months to 12 months, if under 25 years of age.

Over 25 years of age, you can reduce your Restricted licence time from 6 months to 3 months.

  • The updated Street Talk defensive driving course has been revised to include skills that will help both Learner and Restricted Licence drivers pass the new Driving Tests
  • Any Licence holder can attend and complete this course
  • Restricted Licence holders can use the certificate from this course to receive a time reduction on their Restricted Licence from 18 months down to 12 months, if under 25 years of age
  • If you are 25 years of age or older, then you can reduce your Restricted Licence time from 6 months to 3 months.

What is Street Talk?

Street Talk is an NZTA (New Zealand Transport Authority) approved course in advanced driving skills. Completing a Street Talk course reduces your full licence period by 6 months.

Street Talk Log Book and Hazard Training Guide

Street Talk

The Street Talk defensive driving course teaches you driving safety skills. It’s a fun and interactive programme that aims to help you to better understand and cope with risks when you’re driving and improve your driving. Most important of all, to be a safer driver.

This course helps you develop:

  • advanced driving skills
  • better control
  • hazard identification
  • the ability to make the right decisions
  • the ability to manage risk
  • prepares you for the restricted and full licence tests.

You will be provided with a logbook.

Note: Learner Licence holders will need access to a supervisor i.e parent to complete the practical assignment in this course. We also strongly recommend a minimum 40 driving hours/and or held this licence for at least 4 months before starting the course.

Why you should attend a defensive driving course

Whether you’re on your learner or restricted licence, you’ll still reduce the time to your full licence by 6 months.

Yes, you can drive yourself on a restricted licence - but only at certain times or with an experienced driver. You can’t take your family, or your friends, anywhere. You can’t be on the road between 10pm and 5am without risking fines, demerit points or being uninsured if something happens.

It’s for your own safety, but wouldn’t it be great to reduce months off this time? The answer is right here plus this course is New Zealand Transport Authority approved.

We’re based locally in the Canterbury area, covering Kaikoura to Ashburton.

What do I need?

You need to hold a current learner, restricted or full drivers licence.

When and where are the courses held?

Courses are held monthly, including school holidays. This table shows our schedule of upcoming courses, times and locations.

How much does it cost?

$190. This comprises 4 two hour in-classroom sessions plus a 1 hour one-on-one-in-car session with a qualified driving instructor.

How can I pay?

Payment can be made using online banking, by cheque (made out to Fusion Driver Education) or cash (please don’t send in the mail).

How do I book?

Use our online form or download, print, complete then scan/photograph and email the application form to us, easy!

Comments about the course

“Hi Carole, Just wanted to thank you and your team for the defensive driving course! Really really helped me and I was able to get my full on the Monday! Thanks again 🌷 ”
Harriet M - January 2020

Course Dates, Times and Locations 2024

All courses $190

Month Dates Time Location
May Tue 21, Thu 23, Mon 27, Thu 30 3:10-5:10pm Christchurch Boys High School, Straven Road, Riccarton, Room M1
May/June Tue 28 May, Tue 4 Jun, Tue 11, Tue 18 3:45-5:45pm St Margarets College, Winchester Street, Merivale, Rm WS 113
June Thu 13, Mon 17, Thu 20, Mon 24 3:00-5:00pm Christchurch Girls High School, Room T104
July Mon 8, Wed 10, Mon 15, Wed 17 6:00-8:00pm Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road, Sockburn
July/August Mon 29, Thu 1 Aug, Mon 5, Thu 8 3:00-5:00pm Christchurch Girls High School, Room T104
August Fri 2, Fri 9, Fri 16, Fri 23 2:45-4:45pm St Bedes College, Main North Road, Room Brodie 5
August Mon 12, Thu 15, Mon 19, Thu 22 2:45-4:45pm Lincoln High School, Boundary Road, Lincoln Rm F5
August/September Tue 27, Thu 29, Tue 3 Sep, Thu 5 3:00-5:00pm Christchurch Boys High School, Straven Road, Riccarton, Room M1
September/October Mon 30, Wed 2 Oct, Mon 7, Wed 9 6:00-8:00pm Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road, Sockburn
December Mon 9, Wed 11, Mon 16, Wed 18 6:00-8:00pm Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road, Sockburn

To register for any of our courses book online or download the Street Talk Application form.

Street Talk Enrolment Form

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