How to self-prepare oneself to exam for NZ Driving Licence (advice by Dr Jan Pajak)

#0. The most difficult always is a beginning - so here is my advice as how to start your self-preparation to a NZ Driving Licence exam:

Dear Friends,
       I know that in whatever we do, always the most difficult is the starting part. Fortunately, I have previous teaching experience, as well as my own memories of preparing for various driving licence exams. (I went through driving licences exams in 5 different countries, namely in: Poland, New Zealand, Northern Cyprus, Malaysia, and South Korea.) Therefore I feel that I could be helpful in guiding you through this most difficult starting point in your self-preparation to your exam for NZ Driving Licence. To my best knowledge, like in everything in life, also in this preparation you should go through a series of preparation steps, that I am listing below - starting from next item #1. Here are these steps:

#1. Familiarizing yourself with the kind of theory questions that you should be able to answer on your exam:

       In my opinion your preparation should be started from the theory, as basics of the practical part most people (probably including you) already have - so that later you only need to practically "polish" some more vital details (like angle parking, or 3 point turn on a narrow street). These more vital details for "polishing" are listed at the address
(Notice, that whenever on my web page (i.e. on the web page here that you are just reading) an underlined green colour is used, like this one, this means that it represents a link, on which if you click with your mouse, then the appropriate instruction web page, or video, will open automatically in a separate window.)

       All theory questions are subdivided into several groups. These groups are listed in part "Appendices" on the right side of the web page
You can review each category of them by simply clicking with your mouse on a given category. But do NOT get scared by the "first impression" of level of difficulty of these questions. After all, everything is for people to master, and there are excellent teaching materials available in Internet, which will teach you how to answer each of these questions.
       In your review of questions you should make sure to also click on the category "Intersection questions" - as many people consider these to be the most difficult to answer. When you click on that category, a following web page will open for you
I believe that you should start you preparation from learning to answer these questions. How to do this preparation I advised you in the next item #2.

#2. Here is how you should prepare yourself for answering every category of questions - I am explaining this on the example of the most difficult among them, namely the Intersection questions:

       The best way to prepare yourself for answering these kinds of questions is to attentively listen to the free video from YouTube, which presents a well-prepared and thoroughly explained lecture as to how you should solve such "intersection questions". This video is composed of two parts. Part 1 you run by simply clicking on the following link:
In turn Part 2 of the video you run through the following link:
(Notice, that videos may run too fast for you to have time for thinking and solving a given problem. But you can pause them at any point by clickim on them with your mouse - and this gives you time for thinking. To start running videos after such pauses, you just click again on them. Also, you can review each video more then just one time - after all, they are for free!)
       Should you rather prefer to prepare yourself from written instructions (instead of video), then such written teaching instructions you can find, among others, in by typing e.g. the key words
intersection questions and answers.

#3. Follow the same procedure of preparation for each other category of theory questions listed in the section Appendices from the Road Code:

       For this, to find a teaching video for a given category of questions, you should type in the key words which are the repetition of the name of this category - but proceeded by qualifying words (e.g. proceeded by words: driving test - nz road code). For example, if you wish to find teaching video about NZ traffic signs, type in the key words: Driving test - NZ Road Code - Signs, and then select (click on) a teaching video which you wish to run.
       In turn, the finding of written teaching materials about a given category of questions, you can accomplish in following ways:
       (1) From the "NZ Road Code". This is the bast way, as the NZ Road Code contains the official information about all road rules and regulations. But some people find hard reading the code. Anyway try this way first. For each category of questions there is a section in the NZ Road Code which provided the required teaching information. For example, if you wish to learn about "traffic signs", then in the "Index" to the NZ Road Code (available at the web page: simply click on the section "About signs" and then on the link to appropriate descriptions (i.e. eventually you should get e.g. to the web page, which explains the main types of road signs).
       (2) From resources available in . For example, if you wish to find written teaching materials about traffic signs, then type in the key words: Driving test - NZ Road Code - Signs.

#4. For practical part (i.e. driving test) make sure that you practice with someone who already have the NZ Driving Licence, so that you learn from this person each required practical skill listed in the section Driving skill syllabus/driving lessons of the Road Code:

       For this simply look at item after item in the syllabus from the web page, and then make sure that you practically learn how to do all driving skills required.
       Notice that as your "driving coach" you use someone who already has a NZ Driving Licence, and that this person obeys the legally required rules listed in "pinkish" frame at the bottom of the NZ Road Code web page, (e.g. that he/she sits at the front near you, that when driving at a public road your car has the "L-plate" explained on the web page, etc.).

#5. Should you have any further question, or a difficulty with finding the appropriate teaching materials, then do not hesitate to ask me:

       You can ask me either through Sue, or just simply write directly to me at the email: In turn I will try to include into this web page the reply to your inquiry.

Good luck!