An important rationality why most of the people choose private driving instructors often is the cost factor. You may be paying just SGD$45 per 90 minutes session (from what I check up on the net some private approved driving instructors are offering lower rates) with a private driving instructor. And with the same driving instructor (private), you get better pointers concerning correcting your bad driving habits, which in turn increases your chances of passing. When taking your Singapore driving license, you can hire a private driving instructor for your practical tests at the same time while studying for your basic theory test and final theory test. Check out the Traffic Police Singapore website for other details. In Singapore, you can take your driving lessons in any of the driving centres here: Bukit Batok driving centre, Comfort driving centre (ubi driving centre) and Woodlands driving centre.
With the mainadvantage of getting a private driving instructor to be the cost factor, the subsequent challenge you have would be to hire the appropriate private driving instructor to prepare you for your practical test.
Whenever you hire and work with a private driving instructor for the first time, there’s a one-time SGD$60 (industry average) as registration fee. The issue lies herein, what if you spend the $60 registration fee and doesn’t obtain the right private driving instructor? You find yourself paying the registration fees for a new private driving instructor again (and you face precisely the same risks still).
What we do here in Kukudrivers is always to make use of a pool of private driving instructors who are good and come highly recommended. With regards to this, one man’s meat can be another’s posion.
Passing your Basic Theory Test is the initial step in obtaining your driving license in Singapore.
Specifically we are referring to motor cars Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA.
Note: Class 3C / Class 3CA are new licenses issued by the Traffic Police effective 1st June 2015.
In order to make things simpler, regardless of any type of Class 3 you will have to clear your Basic Theory Test and Final Theory Test thought your Practical Driving Test differs with regard to the requirements of the type of Class 3 license you are taking.
Whether you are going for Manual or Auto (Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA licenses), the Basic Theory Test (Exam) is held in several driving schools.
Note: You are able to register as a school student for your basic theory test at CDC even though you wish to work with private driving instructors later. The fact is we recommend you to enroll with the school when you are preparing for your Basic Theory Test.
Being a student, you are able to take more mock (simulated) basic theory test tests 2-3 hours before the actual exam. It’s going to greatly assist you in clearing your Basic Theory Test.
The Final Theory Test is really a lot trickier than the Basic Theory Test meaning you will be anticipated to know how a manual car work (clutch, brakes and accelerator) together with the different gears.
Even if you’re going for the auto car license (Class 3A), you will have to clear the same Final Theory Test taken by Class 3 students (Manual and Auto).
We actually feel it’s easier for you to attend at least 1 to 2 practical lessons with a manual or auto car FIRST before taking the FTT. It’s going to give you a greater appreciation of the use of the clutch-brake-accelerator combination together with the gear. Quite a lot of questions in the FTT covers this.
Focus on how the FTT concentrates on drink driving. Applies a lot of common sense and you can clear a lot of such questions. Essentially do NOT drive after drinking!
Areas covered in the Final Theory Test:
Introduction – safe driving
Operation of vehicle controls. This covers the different fuctions on clutch, brake, accelerator and gears for example.
Basic Driving Techniques covering different safety aspects of driving.
Techniques in driving in traffic. Driving uphill and downhide and other details on navigating the traffic.