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Getting your Singapore driving lesson

As lame as it may sound, you may not develop the affinity with a private driving instructor who comes recommended through your friends who have good experience with.

I know this because this stems from my own personal first hand experience. My first private driving instructor was an ok person and maybe I’m a little slow initially, he wasn’t exactly patient with me (my buddy who recommended me told me he was patient with him).

No hard feelings, it’s
pretty much similar outside anyway, some folks just “click” more with others.

Over here at Kukudrivers, what we do is to work with a pool of private driving instructors who come recommended and all you need to do is pay us a one-time fee and in the event of you not being able to work things out with your private driving instructor, we’ll recommend someone else free of charge!

This reduces your risks
for having a personal driving instructor. 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.Passing your Basic Theory Test is your 1st step in getting your driving license in Singapore. 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.


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.

For making things simpler, despite 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’re taking.

Whether you are opting for Manual or Auto (Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA licenses), the Basic Theory Test (Exam) takes place in several driving schools. 
driving lesson
Note:
You are able to enroll as a school student for your basic theory test at CDC even though you decide to work with private driving instructors later. The fact is we recommend you to sign up with the school when you’re getting ready for your Basic Theory Test.
As a student, you can take more mock (simulated) basic theory test tests 2-3 hours prior to the actual exam. It’s going to greatly help you in clearing your Basic Theory Test.The Final Theory Test is really a lot trickier than the Basic Theory Test in the sense that you will be supposed to understand how a manual car work (clutch, brakes and accelerator) along with the different gears.
Even if you’re opting 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).


Tips:
We really feel it’s easier for you to attend at least 1 to 2 practical lessons with a manual or auto car FIRST prior to taking the FTT. This will provide you a better appreciation of the use of the clutch-brake-accelerator combination together with the gear. A great deal of questions in the FTT covers this.
Focus on how the FTT concentrates on drink driving. Applies a lot of commonsense and you can clear a lot of such questions. Essentially do NOT drink and drive!

Areas covered in the Final Theory Test:
Introduction – safe driving
Operation of vehicle controls. This covers
the various fuctions on clutch, brake, accelerator and gears for instance.
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.