Blog: For your drivers

Tourist drivers have been getting a fair bit of grief in the media lately. So how would New Zealanders do if asked to sit a driving test? Reporters Martin Van Beynen and Brittany Mann have years of driving experience between them, and were put through their paces to see if they have the skills to pass a mock driving test. They both failed, Van Beynen citing the following errors...

Our littlest community members are back in the classroom for another year, and we adults are back to battling traffic to get to where we need to go...

We get asked some very good questions, so here’s the third in our series where we answer them for you! If you’re interested in the other instalments, you can read the first one here and the second one here.

We’ve reached that time of year again! Everyone’s exhausted and has December-itis, determined to get things are completed before Christmas. It’s that psychological line in the sand that has everyone scrambling to get through the to-do list that’s been happily unfinished all year. The social gatherings multiply too – we all need to see each other one more time before the holiday period strikes…

Here at Fleetcoach, we have developed a new way of implementing professional driving training. It’s been built on years of research and experience, but it’s quite new and different to what has been done before. This means we often get questions from people about how it works and why we’ve done things the way we have, so we thought we’d start collecting these up and putting them together into a series of blog posts. This is the second in the series...

If you're over the speed limit when you're on the road this summer, you can expect to be pulled over. There is a 4kmh speed tolerance in place, but drivers can be pulled over when they're as little as 1kmh over the limit. It's then up to the discretion of the officer whether to issue a ticket or a warning...

Here at Fleetcoach, we have a new way of training drivers, which has been built on years of research and experience. We often get questions from people about how it works and why we’ve done things the way we have, so we thought we’d start collecting these up and putting them together into a series of blog posts...

Fatigue is tiredness, weariness, or exhaustion. You don’t have to be falling asleep at the wheel to be dangerously fatigued, any amount of tiredness increases your chances of having a crash. Being an alert driver is an essential part of being a safe driver. When you add fatigue to the mix, you’ll get slowed reflexes, lessened ability to concentrate and you’re less likely to make good decisions, like decisions about the speed you're travelling. 

Driving with fatigue is extremely dangerous...