Before you perform your driving stunts, and before you win your first Nascar race, please, take your driving lessons in Singapore first. Many kids think just because they have driven some kind of computer game then they know how to actually drive a real car. When you drive a go cart, you can easily see the four corners of the car. However, when it comes to a real car, you can hardly see them – sometimes, you have to estimate and rely on part skill and part intuition.
Some learner drivers think that because they have driven a golf cart they are capable of taking the driving test in Singapore immediately. There is a reason that the age limit for a golf cart and requirements to drive it is so much lesser than that of a real full international driving license. There is a reason why even outside of Singapore, there are also stringent regulations on driving licenses. It is very different and because the cars can move at much higher speeds than anything else, it is potentially much more dangerous so you need to take many more driving lessons than most students think they actually need.
So always make sure that you go for proper driving lessons. I know that for overseas, such as perhaps in certain European country side areas, you do not actually need to learn from a qualified teacher, as long as you pass the final practical examination – this is not the case in Singapore, you need official driving lessons.
There is also a type of driving lessons which teach you how to perform driving stunts, that’s another level and a whole different level above normal driving – so even after you get your driver’s license do not go crazy and start doing some Jackie Chan stunts.
For normal students, I recommend you go for private driving instructors because they are much cheaper and their teaching skills are actually better (yes it’s true they have many more years of teaching driving experience).
Does the driving stunts in the above video look cool? In my opinion, they look simply amazing though dangerous at the same time. It looks fun, it feels like driving was brought straight out of computer games.
However, before you go out there and start applying for driving races, you should first learn some seriously cool driving skills if you want to race like a rally racer. Before you begin all such racing, you will need to get your Singapore driving license first.
Taking the driving license in Singapore is highly recommended even for foreigners or Singaporeans alike because the good thing about the driving license in Singapore is that it is an international one. This means that even if you come from a left hand drive country around the other side of the world (e.g. America), you would still be able to immediately buy or rent a car and drive off! That is the best feeling you can get – an international driving license. Oh yes, take note though, if you have a driving license from certain countries, you may not necessarily be able to drive immediately in Singapore. You have to convert to a local one.
Here are some tips to help you navigate this supposedly thorny issue:
– First you need to apply for a basic theory test (with an average waiting time of between 1 to 2 months). Then you want to take it and pass or you would have to wait for another 1 to 2 months which is a big waste of time. This is especially the case for foreigner expatriates sending their children to driving lessons in Singapore.
– Now you will then need to apply for the final theory test in Singapore and pass it.
– After getting your pass for your basic theory test, you would actually be able to apply for a provisional driving license and start taking driving lessons on the roads with driving school or private driving instructors. If you are a foreigner, I would recommend you to learn and take driving lessons from private driving instructors instead. They are much more affordable and teach even better due to many more years of experience under their belt. You can look for Sglearntodrive to recommend you private driving instructors. I got mine there!