Youth Driver Licensing: South Waikato
Smart Waikato Trust
Nationwide, New Zealand has problems with its uptake and completion of driver licensing, particularly among youth. Unlicensed drivers receive convictions and fines which can be a catalyst for further convictions. In economic terms, a license is a key employability skill with 70% of jobs requiring at least a restricted driver’s license. Driver licensing rates among job seekers are very low nationally and affects a young person’s job prospects.
Smart Waikato Trust complied the following report, with support from the Provincial Growth Fund and Trust Waikato.