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Postby x9200 » Mon, 28 Mar 2011 7:57 am

Yes, that's correct.

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Tch, tch

Postby incognito6174 » Mon, 09 May 2011 3:05 pm

revhappy wrote:
x9200 wrote:
FaeLLe wrote:There is a test in CDC to move from a 2B to 2A and then to a Full class 2 bike license.

Yes, with 1 year waiting/riding period between each of the sub-classes so starting from 2B you can get the unrestricted class not faster than in 2 years and few months.


But you need to take up the damn riding practical and theory courses and appear for the tests for converting to class 2A and then again for class 2 and spend about 250-400$ each time.:(


Well, that's a bummer. I'm unsure about paying $400 to 'convert' my licence from 2B to 2A. Since I have this bike for more than 18 months now, I enquired at SSDC and seems like with a successful outcome on a test on a larger CC motorcycle I can 'upgrade' my licence to 2A. Another one year wait and I can move on to class2 and try owning one of the larger bikes. Anyone done this before? [2B -> 2A - 2]

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Postby revhappy » Tue, 10 May 2011 1:32 pm

incognito6174 wrote:
revhappy wrote:
x9200 wrote:
FaeLLe wrote:There is a test in CDC to move from a 2B to 2A and then to a Full class 2 bike license.

Yes, with 1 year waiting/riding period between each of the sub-classes so starting from 2B you can get the unrestricted class not faster than in 2 years and few months.


But you need to take up the damn riding practical and theory courses and appear for the tests for converting to class 2A and then again for class 2 and spend about 250-400$ each time.:(


Well, that's a bummer. I'm unsure about paying $400 to 'convert' my licence from 2B to 2A. Since I have this bike for more than 18 months now, I enquired at SSDC and seems like with a successful outcome on a test on a larger CC motorcycle I can 'upgrade' my licence to 2A. Another one year wait and I can move on to class2 and try owning one of the larger bikes. Anyone done this before? [2B -> 2A - 2]


Everyone who wants to ride a Class 2A or 2 has to go through the same process. So yes, almost everyone you see on the road who is riding a Super 4 or a Fazer 1 has gone through the process.

BTW which bike do you ride? Me rides a Bajaj Pulsar 180 :cool: and stay in YCK too, Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 to be precise.

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Postby incognito6174 » Tue, 10 May 2011 4:25 pm

@revhappy, I drive a bike often seen on Singapore roads - Honda Phantom TA200. Good and sturdy workhorse.

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Postby revhappy » Tue, 10 May 2011 4:44 pm

incognito6174 wrote:@revhappy, I drive a bike often seen on Singapore roads - Honda Phantom TA200. Good and sturdy workhorse.


Most of my colleagues ride the same, yeah thats Singapore's national bike :lol:

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 11 May 2011 8:50 pm

incognito6174 wrote:Well, that's a bummer. I'm unsure about paying $400 to 'convert' my licence from 2B to 2A. Since I have this bike for more than 18 months now, I enquired at SSDC and seems like with a successful outcome on a test on a larger CC motorcycle I can 'upgrade' my licence to 2A. Another one year wait and I can move on to class2 and try owning one of the larger bikes. Anyone done this before? [2B -> 2A - 2]

Frankly I would be surprised if they allow this kind of shortcut. I've seen some guys after 20yrs of riding on 2B enrolled to the course (BBDC). I completed the whole standard path in SG and actually 2A and 2 courses including the tests were much more relaxed than 2B and clear fun for me to attend.

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Postby FaeLLe » Wed, 18 May 2011 4:35 pm

x9200 wrote:
incognito6174 wrote:Well, that's a bummer. I'm unsure about paying $400 to 'convert' my licence from 2B to 2A. Since I have this bike for more than 18 months now, I enquired at SSDC and seems like with a successful outcome on a test on a larger CC motorcycle I can 'upgrade' my licence to 2A. Another one year wait and I can move on to class2 and try owning one of the larger bikes. Anyone done this before? [2B -> 2A - 2]

Frankly I would be surprised if they allow this kind of shortcut. I've seen some guys after 20yrs of riding on 2B enrolled to the course (BBDC). I completed the whole standard path in SG and actually 2A and 2 courses including the tests were much more relaxed than 2B and clear fun for me to attend.


No shortcut this is the process.
Give test across each tier with 1 yr in between.

Those who took the classes were fools if they did not need them for instruction.

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Re: Tch, tch

Postby x9200 » Wed, 18 May 2011 7:48 pm

FaeLLe wrote:No shortcut this is the process.
Give test across each tier with 1 yr in between.

Those who took the classes were fools if they did not need them for instruction.


This is from BBDC:

REQUIREMENTS TO TAKE TRAFFIC POLICE PRACTICAL TESTS

For Class 3 Learners
Ensure you complete the following subjects 5 days before the test date:
• All Theory lessons(BTL, FTL)
• Driving Simulator(DS)
• 1 Autocar lesson(AT, 3C &3P only)
• Practical stage 5.01

For Class 2B Learners
Ensure you complete the following subjects 5 days before the test date:
• All Theory Lessons(BTL, RTL, PPL)
• Practical stage 8.01

For Class 2A Learners
Ensure you complete the following subjects 5 days before the test date:
• Theory Lesson(TL)
• Practical stage 3

For Class 2 Learners
Ensure you complete the following subjects 5 days before the test date:
• Practical stage 3

Failing which, the test date booked will be automatically cancelled and test fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Postby randomrockz » Tue, 07 Jun 2011 6:10 pm

the address on my Indian driving license is different from that of the one in my passport. do they have to be the same? If yes, is there a workaround?
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