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!
Turning right may sound like a really simple task – I felt that as well when I first learnt and took my driving lessons.
However, it was slightly less easy than I thought. The following coaching video can help you better understand how to execute this driving maneuver to perfection.
One of the reasons why some people and driving students panic such as me the first time I had to do a right turn in a right hand drive country was that there were many incoming cars from the opposite direction and it does not make sense to wait for the traffic junction’s green arrow to pop up all of the times. On top of that, I misjudged the curb of the road I was entering into sometimes, and that resulted in me mounting the kerb which is a big driving no-no.
Turning right in a country such as Singapore is definitely harder than turning left, because you’re driving your car past incoming traffic, as well as pedestrians crossing the street – this results in many blind spots.
So, you need to take much more care when making a junction right turn in Singapore and look out before driving so that you can stay safe and keep the roads in Singapore safe as well.
If in doubt, drive slightly slower and you will stay safer generally speaking.
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!