From 16 Dec 2019, all Class 2, 2A, 2B, 3 and 3A learner motorists will have to complete the driving simulator training before they are allowed to book their practical driving or riding tests. The requirement does not apply to those who enrolled with driving schools before Dec 16. The training comprises three modules, with each taking about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Learner motorists must have completed a minimum of five practical lessons before booking the simulator training.
The scenarios used in the simulator training are based on the top 10 causes of traffic accidents that often result in injuries. These include high-speed expressway cornering, cyclists in blind spots and driving or riding in wet weather conditions.
As part of efforts to help learner drivers and motorcyclists better prepare for various road situations, and to inculcate good driving habits, the simulator training provides learner motorists with the opportunity to practise defensive driving or riding in a safe and controlled environment.
The simulator training will be available at the ComfortDelGro Driving Centre, Bukit Batok Driving Centre and Singapore Safety Driving Centre.