Learners Must Complete Driving/Riding Simulator Training Before Moving On With TP Test

System glo-ups are often the times unsolicited improvements that nobody asked for. Which explains why I said unsolicited in the first place, damn it.

2019 has been a year of Sandy-like glo-ups for safety and security measures nationwide.

Is it just me or is the fact that I’m aware making me feel old?

For this is just in: PMDs are now-

Oh wait, that’s old news.

Here’s the correct one: From 16 December onwards, all Class 2, 2A, 2B, 3, and 3A learner motorists will be required to undergo a compulsory simulator training.

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According to a CNA report, it is only after the training’s completion that the motorists will be allowed to book their practical driving or riding tests. The measures will not apply to students who have enrolled prior to 16 December.

Everything There Is To Know About The Simulator Training

It’s a lot like Need For Speed… You did not hear that from me.

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The Simulator Training is part of the police’s efforts to prepare learning motorists for the many road situations they will face.

The following also serves to install good driving habits in these motorists.

The simulator uses scenarios inspired by the top ten causes of traffic accidents in Singapore. These include the likes of high-speed expressway cornering and cyclists in blind spots.

The training is made up of three modules. Each of the modules takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Image: Lander Simulation

In order to be eligible for the training, students will be required to complete at least five practical lessons.

“The simulator training provides learner motorists with the opportunity to practise defensive driving or riding in a safe and controlled environment,” said the police to CNA.

The simulator training will be available at the ComfortDelGro Driving Centre, Bukit Batok Driving Centre, and Singapore Safety Driving Centre.

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Well, all I can say is that that’d be the most expensive arcade driving game ever.

A Step Towards Ensuring Better Road Safety 

Captain, I call this a step ahead for mankind.

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According to Budget Direct, at least 120 people were killed in traffic accidents last year. What makes it worse is that there were 7,690 reported road accidents just in 2018 alone.

That’s a lot.

Here’s to hoping that the additional measure would bring about great improvements to our road safety.


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Drive and ride safe, folks!

Though, of course, getting a license is one thing. Getting a car is another thing. Ever wondered why cars are so expensive in Singapore?


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