Making a U turn in a car is not difficult, however, as a beginner, the entire process tends to be a little jerky. This is mainly because many driving students in Singapore or otherwise let go of the clutch pedal too quickly. There are driving students who let go too slowly and cause the car to be jerky too in an indirect way. When they consistently let go too slowly, they take too long to even reach the biting point, at some point in time they get impatient and start to let go of it too quickly and that’s when all the jerking happens during driving a manual transmission car.
When first learning to make a proper U turn, it was easier than I thought turning – the hard part came when I had to turn back the steering wheels smoothly back to the original position.
This is because sometimes I either turned too slow and accelerated too much which resulted me into entering the ‘wrong’ lane or because I turned too fast and jerked the car. It is a healthy balance when you want to U-turn the car.
Another driving mistake some people make which has been noticed by many private driving instructors friends of mine in Singapore is that they simply move too far left into the left side lane before they even turn their steering wheel. Keep in mind, you should only keep slightly to the left of your rightmost lane before performing a u turn maneuver. Don’t go crazy when driving and enter into someone else’s lane and cause potential driving hazards.
There are a lot of but there are only a few who are really experienced and good quality. It is important that you find a good driving instructor to teach you how to drive in Singapore!
Parking may be one of the hardest things. In fact, I used to think that parking is peanuts. That driving would be harder – I was wrong. When you’re driving, it’s easy to move and steer intuitively to a great extent. However, when it comes to parking, other cars or obstacles are close to you and there is no room for error or to correct your mistake even though you’re moving at slow speed.
However, it is easy when you listen to the above video and assimilate the above driving lessons with the tips dished out to you by your driving instructor in Singapore.
One tip though: When you learn driving, your driving instructor usually gives you very mechanical steps for parking such as turning 3 times to the left then turning 2 times to the right and e.t.c. The driving instructor will also tell you to adjust your sideview mirror to park the car properly. In reality, however, you do not do that and depend more on intuition (though this is after you get the basic mechanics down) and you also do not constantly adjust your side view mirror. That’s the key difference and was initially one of the hardest points for me to get used to when I first drove after I got my SIngapore driving license.
If you want to learn more about driving, then get your lessons from private driving instructors – they are cheaper and equally professional. Why not right?
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This is for Singapore only.
If you are looking to pass your driving test Singapore with ease and you are a school student, your main concern would most likely be the outside roads instead – usually school students perform much better in the circuit and not as well as on outside roads –> Reason being that school driving students simply just get more practice inside the driving circuit while private driving instructors give more lessons on the outside so they usually perform better for outside Singapore roads driving.
Thus the following are some of the most awesome driving tips for acing your test and finally achieve and get your highly coveted driving license Singapore.
First of all, you want to always appear confident in front of the driving tester who is usually an ex Traffic Police employee. The last thing the driving tester wants to see is an non-confident person. You are going to drive on the actual roads without supervision in future, do you think the tester is going to let someone who is not even confident to drive on the roads?
Secondly, when you change lanes, signal and just change lanes. Don’t hesitate here and there and not move or swing your car about. This is about the worst mistake ever.
Lastly, don’t do stupid things such as driving super slowly as well. One honk from another driver for you doing something stupid means that you are awarded… an instant fail.
If you are looking to get your driving license and take your driving test Singapore, there are several things you may want to note down if you want to pass on your first attempt.
Missing by 1 mark will cause you to fail the entire exam. So don’t. Because it will waste more time and money. You want to pass on the first try.
1) Always look in the rear view mirror before moving off from a stop. Till today, I’m not sure why this is necessary but just do it or you will get points deducted. This is extremely important if you want to pass your Singapore driving test.
2) Turn your head when checking for your blind spots and make the turning of your head as obvious as possible. The tester cannot see your eyes looking around and checking, you need to move your head in an obvious manner.
3) Do not drive over road strips or paintings on the road. This can potentially cause the car to aqua-plane and that will cause the car to skid. When that happens, you will not be able to pass your driving test.
Of course, other than these important tips to pass your driving test, it’s also important to get a good driving instructor in Singapore to teach you the driving fundamentals.