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Steps To Getting Your Singapore Driver’s License

So you are an expatriate and are looking to drive in Singapore, or perhaps you just turned 18 and can’t wait to learn driving.

Here are the steps you need to take to get your driving license in Singapore.

1) Apply for a Basic Theory Test at any of the Traffic Police departments at any of the three schools in Singapore. Ubi, Bukit Batok and Woodlands.

2) Pass the Basic Theory Test and bring the receipt to apply for your Provisional Driving License

3) Take driving lessons

4) Apply for your Final Theory Test

5) Pass your Final Theory Test

6) Apply for your practical test

7) Now you have the choice to either learn from schools such as CDC, BBDC and SSDC or from a private driving instructor.

8) Pass your practical test

It is pretty straightforward – the only main issue with taking your driving test in Singapore and getting that coveted international license which can be converted and used in virtually every other country in the world is that the time in between each test (2 theory and one practical) usually takes pretty long and there is nothing you can do about it. You are forced to wait a few months (sometimes) for your examinations and in between those times, especially for your theory driving tests, you can only study and do nothing else.

When waiting for your practical exam, you can practise and take more driving lessons with your private driving instructor and they’ll be more than glad to teach you. However, just take note that generally most auto students take around 15 to 20 lessons while manual students take 22 to 25 driving lessons before going for their first driving test in Singapore (each lesson is 1.5 hours). So judge accordingly and do not get conned into taking ‘too many unnecessary lessons’ by potentially unethical instructors.

Most private driving instructors in Singapore are alright though, as their skills are all certified and qualified by the Traffic police itself.

Roundabout Driving Tutorial

Roundabout Driving Tutorial

Roundabouts are not that common in Singapore, but there are definitely still roundabouts in Singapore, and you should learn how to navigate them just in case you run across one. I have seen many people panicking on the real roads (especially beginner drivers) around a roundabout because they suddenly see many real cars moving towards them or their lane at much higher speeds than a simulated driving circuit. This is why you need to learn properly from your driving instructor.

The following video seeks to share with you how to navigate a roundabout in Singapore.

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Many people in Singapore, get nervous when they go into a roundabout traffic junction such as the one at Novena – the one near the food center. They panic and then cause chaos. This is for people who already passed their driving test successfully and gotten their Singapore driving license but can still be like that. Hence, make sure to take your private driving lessons very seriously and learn how to go about a roundabout in the circuit and listen to your private driving instructor.

How To Make A U-Turn

How To Make A U-Turn

If you have never learnt a U-turn before, it is actually surprisingly easy. In fact, when I first learnt driving, the hardest thing I found was grasping the control of the clutch as well as parallel parking.

I thought that doing a U-turn would be difficult, but it turned out to be much easier than I thought!

Amazing. But I’m glad that it went smoothly. This video by Howcast did help me a lot while learning so I thought of sharing it with you!

I had my driving lessons Singapore taught by a very competent instructor called Mr Foo, and thus I never experienced any problems with driving.

Well, you see the thing about U turns is that it’s slightly different between manual and auto transmission cars and the following highlights the difference you need to do:

For manual cars, you should only let the clutch go at the half depressed and biting point and allow the car to drive at that speed but with your other feet on the brake pedals in case of emergency. Once you complete the turning, immediately turn your steering wheel back fast and accelerate afterwards.