Driving School

Light Vehicle Programme

The Light Vehicle Programme is a simple three step health and safety-based driver training programme. It uses mixed media utilising online, practical evaluation and coaching.

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96% of all incidents and collisions are caused by driver actions expressed by their ability to judge hazards, their knowledge, behaviour and attitude - not their inability to drive.

How it works

Our three-step programme provides you with visibility of your driver's level of:

  1. Competency

  2. Attitudes and behaviours

  3. Personal risk choices

By assessing these areas, the program targets those drivers who need practical training making more efficient use of employee’s time and limited resources.

All online components can be either hosted by AutoSense or installed on an organisations own Learning Management System

Step 1: Evaluate

A short questionnaire is undertaken to evaluate fleet risk and driver behaviour.

Fleet Risk Questionnaire (FRQ)

Fleet Managers complete the FRQ to understand the current risk of the fleet. Telematics, infringement, crash and complaints data can also be added to gain a full picture of risk.

Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ)

The DBQ is a short 10-minute survey, which identifies areas of risk and a driving type profile. The business receives a driver score and the organisations’ score, to allow targeting training to be planned.

Step 2: Mitigate

Once the DBQ is complete, a driver profile is recorded. A summary of results, recommendations and a training proposal is presented.

Modules to be specified by results of self-assessments, GPS information and CLIENTS insurance crash results.

Low risk drivers complete online modules to build and maintain awareness

Medium and high-risk drivers complete online modules and an in-vehicle evaluation.

At risk drivers complete an in-vehicle coaching session targeting identified areas of risk or concern.

Driver Awareness Modules 

AutoSense produces driver awareness modules in support of its driver risk reduction programme. Modules cover all major risk factors. You can check them out online at autosense.co.nz/modules.

Specialist skills

ALL STAFF that require specialist training are planned into groups for delivery.

Electric Vehicle (EV)

An interactive practical training session designed to familiarise the trainee with features and safety considerations when driving your specific vehicle. Read the brochure.

Format: 3 per group for a duration of 1.5 to 2 hours, delivered at your workplace.

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Four Wheel Drive (FWD)

A full day classroom (theory) and practical hands-on training session for trainees with FWD vehicles that are required to drive off road for work.


Format: 8-10 trainees for a full 8 hours, set in a purpose built off road environment.

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Hybrid Vehicle (HV)

An interactive training session designed to familiarise the trainee with features and safety considerations when driving their specific vehicle. 

Read the brochure.

Format: 3 per group for a duration of 1.5 to 2 hours, delivered at your workplace.

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Trailer Towing

A practical trailer skills session including reversing, parking, loading and connection points. 

Read the brochure.


Format: 3 per group for a duration of 3 hours.

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Vehicle Familiarisation

A vehicle safety walk through, and discussion about safety features specific to your vehicle.

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Community Discussion Groups

It is widely accepted that community groups to discuss an areas risk can dramatically impact safety.


Tailor a course to address your specific area of risk.

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Step 3: Reporting

Regular reporting is available. It is held in a secure and easily accessible Learning Management System.


Monthly Delivery Plan: Highlights progress and actions that are required for delivery

Quarterly Fleet Review: Sessions are a review of overall company results to further identify next steps. An exec summary can be used for board presentation.

Annual reviews are to celebrate successes and reassess overall risk (using FRQ) and plan for the coming 12 months.

LMS results are reported for trainee completion (competence) levels.


Individual Assessment Reports are provided for all practical assessments including further training recommendations (in-vehicle evaluation and completion)

Certificates of Completion are provided for training courses (EV, HV, FWD, Trailer, Community groups)