Gavin Buchanan - AA Driving Instructor
Thames Driver Training 
Phone: 07 8685581
Mobile: 027 2686381

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defensive driving course

Get your full licence 6 months earlier and learn to be a safer driver

We provide AA Defensive Driving courses in the Thames, Coromandel, Hauraki Plains area. Our next courses are;

THAMES    Defensive Driving Course starts 3 December 2019

WAIHI        Defensive Driving Course starts 9 December 2019

The course is held over 4 sessions 6 - 8pm

  • Tuesday  3 December

  • Thursday 5 December

  • Tuesday 10 December

  • Thursday 12 December

At Jack Mc Lean Thames Recreational Centre
Thames High School
737 Rolleston St  Thames

The course is held over 4 sessions 6 - 8pm

  • Monday 9 December

  • Wednesday 11 December

  • Monday 16 December

  • Wednesday 18 December

At Waihi Memorial Hall
41 Seddon St

Our AA Defensive Driving course includes;

  • 9 hours learning time in total held over four evening two hour group sessions.

  • One on one driver tuition for one hour in the comfort of your own car.

  • AA Defensive Driving Course NZTA approved certificate (great for your CV too!).

  • Course materials to keep

  • Online access to e-drive online learninge-drive can be accessed from your home computer. It focuses on driving skills, such as visual search and situation awareness that are directly linked to crash risk. eDrive shows real-life driving situations filmed on NZ roads with you right in the driver’s seat.


Watch this sample video of e-drive below


Bookings for our AA Defensive Driving Course are made via the AA website with payment via credit card. If you do not have a credit card, please contact me to make alternative payment arrangements.

For Thames, please select "Thames" from the drop down and then select AA Driver Training Thames held at Jack Mclean Recreation Centre.

For Waihi, please select "Waihi" from the drop down and then select AA Driver Training.


find out about our next course

Want to know when the next AA Defensive Driving course is? Pop us your name and contact details on the form below and we'll let you know when our next course dates are as soon as we know :-)