Passing the Traffic Police Practical Exam is easy if you are prepared for it. Many people fail because they are not prepared for it. Here are some of the top mistakes made in driving test Singapore.
1. Not prepared enough. Did not take enough driving lessons and still is incompetent in driving. You are still uncertain in some areas of driving and needs more driving lessons to iron out your thoughts and doubts.
2. Being too nervous. Do not be a nerve wreck and be too unnecessarily nervous during the driving test. Being too nervous will make your lose your cool and result in sub-optimal performance and careless mistakes which may be major deal-breaker.
3. Forget your signalling. Forgetting to signal before turning will give you unnecessary demerit points in the driving test. It will also cause other road users to not know where are you going and result in near collisions which may fail your TP test.
4. Going too fast, especially in the circuits. Everyone goes slow and steady in the circuit. Do not go too fast and hit the kerbs. Also, going too fast may make your tester uncomfortable.
I learnt driving through a private driving instructor. He was really patient and experienced, guiding me well throughout all my driving lessons with him. In the first lesson, I went in and sit in the driver seat. Then he taught me the basics of pre-driving checks to conduct to make sure that the car and me are ready to go for driving. Checking of the side mirrors, rear mirror, and buckling your seat belt is a must before moving off.
Then, he taught me the basics of pressing the accelerator and brake pedals. As a new learner, I made the common mistake of stepping on the pedals too hard. One must be gentle on the pedals to ensure a smooth driving experience for you and the passengers.
For my next few driving lessons in Singapore, I learnt to handle the steerling wheel. With practices, I master the art of controlling the wheel and thus, the car. Once you learnt how to control the wheel, any maneuver will be easy for you.
One of the hardest things you will notice while taking your driving lessons Singapore is starting off and stopping smoothly. This is because most drivers tend to over accelerate violently instead of easing into the acceleration pedal.
You don’t actually have to step into it when driving. You need to ease into it, and that should be the case with your brakes as well.
Watch the following video which teaches you how to start and stop smoothly so you can execute it better as well during your Singapore driving lessons.
Otherwise, here are the tips on passing your driving test on the first try to save yourself money as well as start driving sooner on the roads for real!
First of all, you should ideally engage a private driving instructor as these teachers allow for more customized learning as the speed at which they teach is dependent on your learning curve and how fast you learn.
Next, they need to teach you well as their income depends entirely on you and your word of mouth marketing for them. This is in stark contrast to school teachers who don’t really care about you as their only duty is to teach strictly according to the curriculum and not speed up or slow down according to your needs.
Finally, you get to use the exact same car for your traffic exam driving test. So you will be perfectly used to the maneuvering as well as acceleration and braking and thus be able to help you pass your test easier.
Private driving instructors actually depend on each and every student for their living. As sole proprietors of their business, they need to ensure great word of mouth marketing. So they truly need to engage their students and customize their teaching to enhance the driving student’s learning experience.
Next, they are not obliged to fulfill a pre-determined set of number of lessons – which is the case with school. It is entirely dependent on how fast you learn. Thus, saving you both time and money.
Additionally, private instructors generally are much cheaper than a school teacher too – and that saves you lots of cash for other purposes.
Finally, their timings are also more flexible and thus be able to better cater to your personal schedule.