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Holden Street Smart
Holden Street Smart is a programme that equips young Kiwis with the tools needed to safely drive our roads, well prepared and confident.
Our school holidays deliveries to date have proved really successful with over 600 young drivers plus their caregivers going through the programme. The response has been overwhelmingly positive with 96% leaving with a better idea on how to improve their driving and 99% who would highly recommend the programme to others.
Holden Street Smart is a world-class, cognitive-based driver programme that aims to positively influence the lives of young Kiwis across the country. The Programme has been developed with the involvement of world-renowned road safety expert, Peter Sheppard. In addition, passionate road safety advocate, Greg Murphy, is our Programme Ambassador.
Offering a practical hands-on learning experience, Holden Street Smart is a programme that aims to add to, and compliment, the great work already undertaken by NZTA, NZ Police and others in the area of road safety and driving training.
Holden Street Smart is a one-day event providing young drivers and their parents/caregivers the opportunity to undertake supervised driving practice. There is a focus on developing good decision-making strategies for safe driving, including assessing themselves, reading the road environment, resisting peer pressure, managing or eliminating distractions and planning ahead.
The Programme takes place in safe, controlled, off-the-road environments, under the watchful eye of qualified coaches plus the parent/caregiver. This provides the parent with the opportunity to also assess themselves, in order to be a better coach and mentor to their teen.