A Driving School is a business that will offer Driving Lessons to people who are learning to drive, take refresher lessons or foreign residents looking for overseas conversions. They will usually also provide card payment facilities in the form of in-car Eftpos machines.
National Driving Schools often rely on brand name and extensive advertising to sell their Driving Lessons. Local Driving Schools rely very much on the local aspect and will quite often have a good supply of customer reviews from local students to compete with the nationals.
The size of the Driving School will generally reflect the variety of services offered. It may offer both male and female Driving Instructors for learner lessons and to those in preparation for passing the driving test. It may also offer refresher Driving Lessons for full licence holders that have not driven for a while or are returning to driving after a loss of confidence or ill health.
Many Driving Schools will offer foreign residents familiarisation lessons with their Driving Instructors to become accustomed to New Zealand roads and different rules and regulations in addition to preparation for the NZTA driving test.