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.
So you have a foreign legitimate driving license but you would like to convert it into a Singapore driving license so as to drive on the roads of Singapore? There are certain steps you need to take (if you are learning from private driving instructors Singapore).
I decided to write this post because I realized quite a lot of foreigners do not know how to do so.
1) Go down to Ubi, Bukit Batok or Admiralty’s driving school.
2) Go to the Traffic Police department within.
3) Ask for application for conversion of license. You will then need to go through BTT, apply for PDL and go for FTT. Then you will apply for final practical exam – pass it and you finally will get your coveted Singapore driver’s license!
Okay, perhaps that sounded too general – here’s the breakdown.
BTT basically stands for basic theory test and it’s a simple theory test on the road signs shown in Singapore and the quiz has 50 questions out of which you need to get 45 correct to pass.
FTT stands for final theory test and the quiz format is similar to BTT. It is however more heavy on application of driving, such as how to parallel park e.t.c.
PDL is provisional driving license, which is the license that grants you the right to learn driving on the roads from certified driving instructors.
3 Point Turns are one of the hardest turns and requires great coordinating of your hands and eyes. You will need to turn the wheels swiftly, going on slow mode, and checking the surroundings. U turns are probably straight forward with one complete steerling of the wheels, but 3 point turns requires 2 opposite complete steerling of the wheels.
You can get a good private driving instructor here to coach you well. They will be able to teach you how to navigate around such a tight cornering.
One of the biggest difference you will find when learning how to perform a three point turn in Singapore during your driving lesson is that within the circuit, the ‘three point turn’ looks vastly different from a real one. This is because within the circuit such as the one at Singapore Ubi, there is a carpark lot for you to reverse into and change directions. In reality, there is seldom enough space for that, and is much tighter and no such thing as a ‘carpark’ space for you to reverse into for performing a three point turn.
Thankfully, with the advent of the Internet, you can easily learn such driving skills on the Internet to quickly supplement whatever your private driving instructor is teaching you in Singapore so that you can learn! Properly!
You can learn how to perform this handy maneuver through the video below!