Documents relief for drivers for six months

April 10, 2020


​By Paige Faigaa - Paigefaigaa@pmn.co.nz

Pasifika families and workers don't need to worry about their expired driver documents stopping them from accessing essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

A six month long extension starting today has been granted to everyone who has expired drivers licences, WoFs and CoFs.

Transport Minister Phil Twyford says: "People shouldn’t have to worry about getting fined for having an expired document if driving to use essential services or as an essential worker during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown."

The extension is valid for those whose drivers documents expired on or after 1st of January 2020.​​

However, this means drivers will be responsible for the safety of their vehicles and must follow the Transport Agency’s advice.

“We’re asking drivers before they set off, to give it a TWIRL – check your Tyres, Windscreen, wipers, mirrors, and Indicators, look for Rust, and test your Lights," says Phil Twyford.

The extension is aimed at taking pressure off businesses and people and provide sufficient time for them to renew their documents.