Škoda partners with Street Smart driver training

Participants in world-class driver training programme, Street Smart, will also benefit from the latest Škoda safety technology.

Jul 14, 2021

Škoda New Zealand has announced a new partnership with Street Smart, the hands-on driver training programme that helps young Kiwi drivers to stay safer on New Zealand roads.

A world-class best practice cognitive based driver programme, Street Smart was created in 2018 in conjunction with well-known road safety expert Peter Sheppard and tested and fine-tuned by programme Ambassador, Greg Murphy. The Street Smart programme has already equipped over 1300 young drivers with the tools needed to safely drive on our roads, be more aware and prepared.


As a sponsorship partner for the programme, Škoda New Zealand General Manager, Rodney Gillard, says the brand is proud to enable the Street Smart team to continue to offer this training to more young drivers throughout 2021.

“Road Safety is important to Škoda. We do everything we can to keep our drivers safe by providing advanced safety technologies in our cars, that should both actively prevent accidents and protect occupants in case of an emergency,” he says. “But we also want to contribute to individual driver safety: that’s why this new partnership with Street Smart is so exciting for us.”


Škoda New Zealand will supply vehicles for use within the multiple exercises that programme participants are part of, giving young drivers a chance to experience the latest technology and vehicle safety innovations that are available, while also understanding the capability of their own cars, and how different cars respond in different situations.