Can I teach my son to drive on public roads in Singapore

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Can I teach my son to drive on public roads in Singapore

Post by PNGMK » Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:21 am

I am not a registered driving instructor. This is common back in Australia but I don't think here and I assume for legal reasons?
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Re: Can I teach my son to drive on public roads in Singapore

Post by tt1973 » Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:09 am

Driving instructor needs to be licenced.

From https://www.police.gov.sg/resources/tra ... e/motorcar:

You need to engage a licensed driving instructor who must be seated beside you while learning driving at all times. The vehicle used for your lesson should display two 18cm square 'L' plates, in a conspicuous position on both the front and back of the vehicle. The vehicle has to be insured against third-party risk, driving tuition and the practical tests.

You can proceed to take your driving lessons after obtaining the Provisional Driving Licence (PDL).

The authorized driving centres have structured driving lessons and competent driving instructors to train your driving skills.

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Re: Can I teach my son to drive on public roads in Singapore

Post by PNGMK » Sat, 14 Sep 2019 12:45 pm

Are there any non-public areas (private) where I can provide tuition? For example there used to be an off road park in Tuas for motorbikes and 4x4 and I know an area in Tampines that would work for motorbikes but I can't think of anywhere for cars (the old Nat Stadium used to be a safe area but I don't believe it is now).
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Re: Can I teach my son to drive on public roads in Singapore

Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:34 pm

How about in behind the old turf club? Or the roads around the horse center and golf range off Eng Neo?

Also, drive up into JB. Get away from the main areas and there are lots of rural roads to drive on.

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Post by tt1973 » Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:04 am

Technically still illegal even in a deserted car park. But as long as no one complains or if not found out, it shouldn't be a problem.

This personal guidance is to save costs?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:20 am

Probably because it is the way most Aussies and Yanks learn how to drive. :-)
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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 16 Sep 2019 4:41 pm

It's about building up hours .... I don't think the system here put them in a car long enough.
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Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 23 Dec 2021 1:26 am

beautifulpain wrote:
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hi, how much is the age for driving in Singapore? I have a friend who is just 18 and i dont know if she's allowed to drive in here.
Minimum age is 18.

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Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 23 Dec 2021 1:28 am

My daughter just turned 18 and she’s thinking about getting her license now, not sure if public or private would be the more desirable route. Cost isn’t really the concern, more worried about time taken and quality of tutelage.

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Post by therat » Thu, 23 Dec 2021 10:05 am

Lisafuller wrote:My daughter just turned 18 and she’s thinking about getting her license now, not sure if public or private would be the more desirable route. Cost isn’t really the concern, more worried about time taken and quality of tutelage.
Private less time, more cost. Same trainer.
Public more time as you need to book slot, different trainer.

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Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 24 Dec 2021 2:14 am

therat wrote:
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 10:05 am
Lisafuller wrote:My daughter just turned 18 and she’s thinking about getting her license now, not sure if public or private would be the more desirable route. Cost isn’t really the concern, more worried about time taken and quality of tutelage.
Private less time, more cost. Same trainer.
Public more time as you need to book slot, different trainer.

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Must the instructor be a part of one of the three schools? Or are there any independent instructors?

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Post by therat » Fri, 24 Dec 2021 9:20 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 2:14 am
therat wrote:
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 10:05 am
Lisafuller wrote:My daughter just turned 18 and she’s thinking about getting her license now, not sure if public or private would be the more desirable route. Cost isn’t really the concern, more worried about time taken and quality of tutelage.
Private less time, more cost. Same trainer.
Public more time as you need to book slot, different trainer.

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Must the instructor be a part of one of the three schools? Or are there any independent instructors?
for private, no need from school.

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Re: Can I teach my son to drive on public roads in Singapore

Post by malcontent » Fri, 24 Dec 2021 9:20 pm

I wouldn’t hesitate to bring my teen out to somewhere with little to no traffic, like Changi Coast Road and let them go for a spin. It’s a great experience.

The police presence in SG is sparse at best. How often do you see anyone getting pulled over here? The risk is almost zero. In fact I know someone personally who drove for 5 years here without a license and never got caught.
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Re: Can I teach my son to drive on public roads in Singapore

Post by malcontent » Fri, 24 Dec 2021 9:24 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 1:28 am
My daughter just turned 18 and she’s thinking about getting her license now, not sure if public or private would be the more desirable route. Cost isn’t really the concern, more worried about time taken and quality of tutelage.
I would just wait until she gets to the US to get her licensed. For anyone 18 and up it is super easy to get licensed there, and if she comes back here she can transfer it over. Not to mention, you’ll save a lot of money!
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Re: Can I teach my son to drive on public roads in Singapore

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 25 Dec 2021 3:16 am

therat wrote:
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 9:20 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 24 Dec 2021 2:14 am
therat wrote:
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 10:05 am
Private less time, more cost. Same trainer.
Public more time as you need to book slot, different trainer.

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Must the instructor be a part of one of the three schools? Or are there any independent instructors?
for private, no need from school.
But when she is driving on road or circuit, won’t she have to rent a car from one of the 3 centres? And won’t the circuit need to belong to one of the 3?

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