Singapore learner drivers must pass two theory tests and one practical test in order to obtain their driving licenses.
Taking the theory tests are straight forward and simple. The practical test, however, offers learner drivers two ways towards taking it. Learner drivers can opt to go for driving lessons with private driving instructors or school driving instructors. If they choose to have their lessons with private driving instructors, then they will use the instructor’s car for the practical test. If they choose to have their lessons with school driving instructors, then they will use the driving centre’s car for the practical test.
As I chose to take private driving lessons in Singapore, I will be able to share my experience and insights of my private driving instructor lessons.
Private driving lesson curriculum is very flexible. If learner drivers learn fast, they will be able to take fewer driving lessons. If they learn slow, they will be able to take more driving lessons, to allow them to catch up before their practical test. If you compare private driving lesson curriculum to the driving centres’ driving curriculum, it is clear that private driving lessons curriculum is coming out top. The school driving curriculum is too rigid and insists that every learner drivers need to take a minimum number of lessons before they are allowed to take the practical test.
Moreover, learner drivers taking private driving lessons, or otherwise known as private learner drivers, will be more prepared for the real roads after they obtain their driving licenses. Private learner drivers take most of their driving lessons on the real road. The school learner drivers, on the other hand, take their driving lessons inside the school’s circuit.
Furthermore, a great benefit some private driving instructors may give is that some of them may offer you fetch and drop service at your preferred location. This means that the driving instructor will be able to fetch you and drop you at any locations you want, making it totally convenient for you.