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How many practical lesson in total before TP?
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Saw this post on Facebook recently, thought it would be good to share with all if you have a current TP test date coming up.
Bro Wee Boon was suppose to have his TP test today but was turned away by the safe distancing officer and denied entry into CDC as his Trace Together app showed that he possible had exposure to a case confirmed to be COVID positive.
If you have such interactions, best to check ahead of time with the driving centre to make sure whether you can enter the premises at all, or have to change date or get a refund.
From Wee Boon's post:
Hi guys, just wanna get some thoughts on CDC enforcing checking of trace together app for possible exposure upon entering.
I am suppose to be doing my TP this morning, but I was denied entry due to having possible exposure with the case at Vivo city. I was able to enter the compound the day before to do my circuit revision and road revision and only got to enter after explaining that I was only in the same mall and have not enter the same shop as the case.
According to Student affairs officer NEO that was on duty this morning at CDC, "He doesn't care if I was able to enter yesterday as long as he is here today, he will not be letting me in." That was the only explaination given to me. I am a paying student and am I receiving such attitude.
I have also tried contacting CDC's customer service and they have yet came up with a SOP to solve/rebook lesson for students that has been denied entry. Till now I have yet to get a new TP test date.
I call MOH, they mention to me that because CDC is a private property they have the rights to deny me entry. But MOH point of view is if they nvr contact me to serve SHN, I would have been fine and shouldn't have been denied entry.
Waited a month for TP just to get denied 😭
Class 2B, 2A, and 2 Traffic Police Test Might Be Conducted By Computers, Not Humans, As Early As 2023By SBF
Article reproduced from The Straits Times
Learner motorcyclists and drivers could in a few years' time be assessed for a road licence without the presence of a human tester, if a trial here proceeds smoothly.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has called a tender for a trial of a fully automated circuit that will use technology to test motorcycle riders.
The Intelligent Driving Circuit (IDC) will eventually replace the current testing method, which involves a human assessor, for both car drivers and motorcyclists.
According to the tender documents on government procurement portal GeBiz, the trial is to be conducted on selected Class 2, 2A and 2B motorcycles, which are to be fitted with analytical equipment such as sensors and cameras.
The tenderer is expected to supply two motorcycle units for each class and set up automated testing systems at the motorcycle course stations within the test circuit at the Singapore Safety Driving Centre (SSDC) in Woodlands Industrial Park.
The tender documents set out the riding errors that the automated testing system must be able to detect at the emergency stop station in a proof-of-concept test.
These include failing to attain a minimum speed of 30kmh for Class 2B motorcycles and 40kmh for Class 2 and 2A motorcycles before executing the emergency stop, failing to look straight ahead and hold the handlebar firmly with both hands, and failing to grip the fuel tank with both knees.
The system must also be able to detect if a rider puts his feet down before bringing the motorcycle to a complete stop, if he supports the motorcycle with his right foot instead of his left after stopping, or if he stops in a staggering manner.
Applying insufficient braking force, applying the clutch before braking, applying the brakes early, failing to close the throttle to make use of the engine brake and failing to apply the front and rear brakes together are also among the listed errors.
Other errors that will cause a rider to fail the test immediately include taking more than the required distances to stop the motorcycle on a wet surface, falling off the motorcycle and causing the motorcycle to lean over by more than 45 degrees.
The tenderer must show that the system can achieve at least 80 per cent accuracy in detecting and highlighting these errors before the design is considered for further evaluation.
The system must be able to achieve 100 per cent accuracy in detecting errors before it is eventually implemented in full.
It will also be required to show how demerit points are awarded and why, as well as calculate the total demerit points awarded at the end of the test to determine whether the testee had met the minimum requirements before proceeding to the next test.
The trial could take up to a year and a half, according to the tender documents. The tenderer will be required to provide warranty and maintenance of the system for up to 18 months after installation.
When the IDC was first announced by Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam in 2017, the minister said the trial would take place in 2021 and that the plan was to achieve full implementation by 2023.
He said then that using technology to conduct driving lessons and tests will enhance the effectiveness of lessons, increase productivity and allow lessons to be taken outside of the current operating hours to better suit learners' schedules.
The MHA did not respond to queries on the trial. A training manager at SSDC declined to comment when approached.
Hi guys, I made a video on my experience in getting my class 2b license at SSDC and I thought I would share it to give some expectations and tips for the new students. There are timestamps in the video description to save time. Hope it helps. Feel free to ask me questions below 😀
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