Your RoadSmart Instructor is qualified and experienced and strives to put you and your safety first.

Mike Hartle

Mike Hartle.

Mike is an approved and qualified Land Transport New Zealand Driving Instructor.

Mike operates in the Levin area.

Mike has a passion for road safety and smart driving techniques. He was a Ministry of Transport Traffic Officer in the mid 1970s, has driven trucks and buses, including local and long-distance passenger coaches, and was a Driver Licence Testing Officer and Defensive Driving Instructor for many years. Currently Mike conducts only private lessons.

Mike has a friendly, confident, easy-going manner which puts people at ease. He has a wealth of knowledge about vehicles of all types, driver licensing, safe driving, and young and mature driver training.

He can also conduct the 4 hour Defensive Driving Course for experienced drivers. This would be suitable for business owners who operate a fleet of vehicles and wish to improve driver safety.

See our Bookings page to make an enquiry or a booking.

Using your own vehicle

You must use your own vehicle for all your training. Please ensure your vehicle is registered, has a current warrant of fitness, and is up to warrant of fitness standard at all times. This includes checking your tyres are not bald, and all your lights are working correctly. Make sure you clean the car before your lesson and clear any clutter from the vehicle. It is not practical to have any passengers or animals in the car during a driving lesson.