Driver licensing tests in Queenstown will move to Frankton
from next Monday because of heavy traffic in the resort's
New Zealand Transport Agency driver training and testing
principal adviser Jim Furneaux said ''the test was moved
primarily because the Queenstown location had periodic heavy
traffic volumes, which caused extended test durations and
The test will still include driving in Queenstown, but not to
the same extent as previously.
The tests previously started from outside the Citizens Advice
Bureau, in Stanley St.
The new start location is outside the AA office, which is
based inside Smiths City, at the Remarkables Park shopping
centre, in Frankton.
Mr Furneaux said the test route would not be the same as the
one which started in Queenstown, but there was always more
than one test route.
''There is always more than one test route in each location,
and although these test routes may take the candidate on the
same or similar roads, the locations where the individual
task assessment items will be scored will vary from one test
route to another,'' Mr Furneaux said.