Before one is legally allowed to drive a motor vehicle in Singapore, he needs to possess a valid Singapore driving license. There are severe penalties for driving without driving license.
The minimum age to getting a driving license in Singapore is 18 years old. The driving license is valid for life once issued, but may be revoked if the license holder did not adhere to the traffic rules and accumulate too many demerit points. In fact, if the license holder accumulates 12 or more points, his license will be revoked. Demerit points will be refreshed every year. If the driving license is revoked, the affected person will have to retake all the theory and practical tests again to get the driving license.
Step 1 to getting the Singapore driving license is to register for a learner driver account in one of the 3 driving centres in Singapore – Bukit Batok Driving Centre, Ubi ComfortDelgro Driving Centre, Singapore Safety Driving Centre.
Step 2 is to register for the Basic Theory Test. Once the person pass the Basic Theory Test, he can then apply for his Provisional Driving License which will allow him to take practical driving lessons from driving instructors in Singapore. Take note that the Basic Theory test result is valid for life, unless your license got revoked later on. At the same time, he can register for his Final Theory Test.
Upon passing the Final Theory Test, we move to step 3. Take note that Final Theory Test result is valid for 2 years. This means that if one does not pass his practical test within 2 years after passing his Final Theory Test, he will have to retake the Final Theory Test.
Step 3 is to register for the practical test conducted by the Traffic Police in Singapore. It is the last test to pass before one is awarded the driving license. Depending on the students’ capabilities as well as the quality of the driving instructors, the number of driving lessons may vary. In general, Singaporeans take about 20 driving lessons before they attempt their first practical test.
Remember these 3 easy steps as illustrated above, and good luck for your driving tests!