by Isla Huffadine

Street Smart

Street Smart is coming back to our region in the upcoming school holidays (Cromwell on Monday the 19th of July).

Since launching in 2018, over 1,300 young drivers plus their parent/caregiver have experienced Street Smart and here's a snippet of some of the feedback they have received;

“Thanks Street Smart for running this fantastic programme for our young drivers. Every young driver will benefit from learning these hands on skills. What a fabulous day”

"Thank you to everybody involved - you have provided a very valuable and probably injury saving and lifesaving day. It is much appreciated"

"Such a valuable course - we had a fabulous day and learnt so much. Thanks so much I think this practical course is what is missing in the current licensing system. Well done"

Please see the information below pertaining to the Street Smart Programme, which we hope provides you with further information into what they are all about!

"Street Smart is a world-class, cognitive based driver programme that aims to positively influence the lives of young kiwis across the country, and help them to become a safer and more aware driver on our roads. Offering a practical hands-on learning experience, 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 elimination distractions and planning ahead.

Street Smart takes place in safe, controlled, off-the-road environments, under the watchful eye of qualified coaches plus the parent/caregiver. This provides the parent the opportunity to also assess themselves, in order to be a better coach and mentor to their teen."

Registrations can be completed through the easy to use pages on their website -

Please note this is not a school organised event, so bookings are to be made by parents/caregivers, along with organisation of attendance.

Image by: Isla Huffadine