Key milestones

In Singapore, most of the people still remembers and aim for the 5 C’s – Cash, Condo, Car, Country Club, and Credit Card. Among these 5 C’s, the condo, car, and country club are the relatively more difficult things to achieve. To be able to get a car, you must first know how to drive and possess a driving license in Singapore.

Driving is becoming a top target for everyone is Singapore, especially when many have experience the crowded public transport – during peak periods especially. The human population in Singapore is increasing, but the capacity of the public transport is remaining the same. This may mean that it will get more and more uncomfortable to take public transport in Singapore in the future.

As a result, private drivers like Uber will become more popular – although the ultimate goal of most Singaporeans would be to get their own car and drive it like a boss! So if you also have this goal of not wanting to squeeze with others, then get a private driving instructor in Singapore today too to start taking your lessons and pass your test to get your very own Singapore driving license!

Trust me, having your own valid Singapore driving license quickly is a great feeling. Passing your Singapore driving test on your first attempt is about one of the best feelings you can ever have and experience in your life!

THis is because you only need to pass it once and you get to keep your driving license which is international – this means that with this driving license you got in Singapore, you would be able to convert it to any country’s even if you were to migrate or something to another country in future. That’s the best part about Singapore’s driving license.

Make sure to get a good private driving instructor as like how I have mentioned in my previous posts if you want to pass your driving test on your first try.

Driving feats

Please do not think that all learner drivers are poor at driving. For all you know, some learner drivers may be better at driving than a driver with 1 year experience. Though this may seem highly impossible, there is still a little chance that this can occur. Driving is not just about experience, it’s about talent as well.

If someone is very talented in driving, he will grasp the concepts and pick up driving very fast. He will even know how to improve certain aspects of driving himself without teaching.

The driving test in Singapore will not be putting too much pressure on him as he will be very comfortable with all the basic skills. There are some people who take the driving test with such ease that awe the testers.

However, most of the times, students overestimate their driving skills and think they are good enough to pass the driving test when they really do not. This is because people will naturally feel more nervous when taking the actual Singapore driving test, and this causes intuition to kick in when driving instead. This means that unless you are absolutely familiar with driving basics, you will not be able to drive well during your driving test – this means that you can potentially fail it and not achieve your Singapore driving license. That is terrible and you do not want this to happen to you.

What you can do is to do the following:

1) Find a great private driving instructor (try http://sglearntodrive.com/about-us/). Such private driving instructors can be found through online matching agencies which specialise in this. It is just like match making but they allocate instructors as well as driving lessons and its timings to you. They have access to a lot of private driving instructors and so will be able to best find you one that suits your requirements as much as possible.

2) Take more driving lessons. Unless you are so confident of your skills and your instructor is confident too, you should not attempt to take the driving examination in Singapore. You should concentrate on taking more driving lessons from your private driving instructor if you feel even slightly doubtful of your driving skills. (because as mentioned above your intuitive driving will take place instead when you are nervous).

Best time to drive in Singapore

What is the absolute best time to drive around on the roads in Singapore? This may be a dumb question as almost everyone may have chosen night time as the best time to drive around in Singapore. At least for me it is the case.

First of all, it is much more cooling at night than in the day, thus a more enjoyable driving experience too.

But all this is made even better if you drive a convertible. This is because you can wind down your roof and experience the cool gushing wind brushing against you while driving on the roads of Singapore at night. This may not be comfortable in the day due to the hot sun, unless you want a suntan. Especially because Singapore’s weather is usually sunny or rainy and is seldom cloudy, you want to drive with your top down only at night in Singapore.

Also, there are fewer cars at night in Singapore – lesser traffic. Thus, it is easier to drive around in Singapore. What’s more, you can drive at a faster speed too, giving you more adrenaline rush and satisfaction. But remember to be vigilant on the roads, react according to situations and make sure to still keep at the respective driving speed limit.

However, you might want to note that you want to drive slower if it is the first time you are driving at night. There are some people who have taken driving lessons from private driving instructors at night (you can only take such night driving lessons when it comes to private driving instructors – making them even more valuable). However, not every student learns driving at night and so if you are one of those students who have only taken day driving lessons in Singapore, then you might want to slow down when it comes to night driving. This is because your eyes may not be used to the roads at night as it is significantly darker even with the many road lamps. Your visibility will definitely be much lower at night.

Conquering the driving test

Everyone can take the driving test in Singapore and pass eventually and get their driving license. But how many driving students can do it on their first try? Unfortunately, the passing rate is low unless you learn from competent private driving instructors. Don’t even bother going to driving schools to learn or take driving lessons.

Passing driving test Singapore is not difficult at all if you are adequately prepared.

Here are some tips to help you out on top of the tips given to you by your Singapore private driving instructor during your driving lessons.

If you can control your brakes and accelerator pedals well (not going too hard or too soft on them), and also control your steering wheel well (knowing how much to turn every time), and maintain a vigilant stance of your surroundings, then the driving test will be a breeze.

Knowing how to control your brakes and accelerator pedals and your steering wheel will come with practice.

Stepping on the brake and accelerator pedal too hard is a common mistake made by beginner drivers, and this is hard to break down into many technical steps. This is learnt more intuitively and comes with experience.

On the other hand, turning of your steering wheel is a major issue mainly only when it comes to U turning for learn to drive students. This is because when it comes to parking in the driving school circuits, it is a controlled environment and there may not be a lot of students there. However, when it comes to a full U turn on a main traffic road, there will be a lot of cars and incoming traffic who are super experienced drivers. This can potentially make the student (e.g. you) panic. Hence for such situations, especially for learn to drive students, it is better to know the exact number of turns you need to execute and turn back for the U turn to be driven smoothyl.t

And the vigilance of your surroundings result from your habits as well. Driving on the roads is an interactive process. You will need to keep a lookout of the other cars because sometimes they may make a mistake, and by keeping a lookout, you may be able to spot them early and avoid road accidents.