Street Talk Course


Street Talk is a defensive driving course produced by NZIDI, the training group of NZIDE. 


Street Talk is a Waka Kotahi NZTA (New Zealand Transport Authority) approved course in advanced driving skills. Completing a Street Talk course reduces the amount of time on your Restricted licence.  

Street Talk teaches driving safety skills in a fun and interactive way that aims to help you to better understand and cope with risks when you’re driving and improve your driving. But most importantly of all, to be a safer driver.

This course consists of eight hours of classroom theory and a one hour practical driving assessment, which is preparation for the Full Licence test. 

The theory component of the course encourages the student to consider:

  • Risk perception
  • Risk management
  • Self reflection
  • Decision making
  • Goal setting
  • Monitoring


Restricted licence holders receive a time reduction from 18 months to 12 months if under 25 years of age.  If aged 25 or over, the Restricted licence timeframe reduces from 6 months to 3 months.

To find out more information about the Street Talk defensive driving course including how to find or become a course provider, click here.