Starting from Dec. 16, 2019, all Class 2, 2A, 2B, 3 or 3A learner motorists are required to complete driving or riding simulator training, the Singapore police announced on Dec. 7.
Learner drivers and motorists have to do so after a minimum of five practical lessons.
The simulator training has to be done before they book their practical driving or riding tests.
According to the police, this is part of the traffic police’s continual efforts to help learner motorists better prepare for various road situations and to inculcate good and safe driving habits in them.
Learner motorists will practise defensive driving or riding in a safe and controlled environment during the training with scenarios based on the top 10 causes of traffic accidents.
These accidents include high-speed expressway cornering, cyclists in blind spots, and driving or riding in wet weather conditions.
The simulator training comprises three modules. Each module takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
The simulator training is only available at the ComfortDelGro Driving Centre, Bukit Batok Driving Centre and Singapore Safety Driving Centre.
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