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Bukit Batok Driving Centre - Test Route 1

Updated on September 25, 2017

Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC) Test Route 1

This article is to help those who are learning driving in the Singapore Bukit Batok Driving Cente (BBDC) to familarize themselves with the 10 different test routes. The streets image are captured from Google Image with driving tips gathered from the various BBDC driver instructors.

This is the article for BBDC test route 1. Remember to stop your car behind the stop sign and white line.

BBDC website: BBDC

Map of BBDC test route 1

BBDC Test Route 1 (Part 1)

Test Route 1

1) Once your car is out of the BBDC gate, the tester will instruct you to make a right turn at the traffic light junction. Check rear mirror, signal right, check right side mirror and check right blind spot before doing a lane change to the first lane.

2) Prepare to make a right turn. Move your car into the pocket if it is not occupied. Ensure your right signal light is still on, check right side mirror and right blind spot before making a right turn into the first lane.

3) Signal left immediately just when you've completed the right turn into the first lane. The tip here is to signal left early so as to tell the vehicle behind in advance that you are making a lane change to the second lane and minimize the possibilities of vehicles trying to overtake you on the second lane. Check rear mirror, check left side mirror and left blind spot before changing to second lane. Apply the same safety check before changing to the third lane.

4) You will approach a bus stop. If there is a bus signalling right to exit the bus lane, do slow down to allow the bus exit and also to avoid a near incident because you are traveling at about 60km/h on the 70km/h speed limit road.

5) Go straight. Before approaching the traffic light junction, release your foot from the accelerator pedal so as to prepare to stop if the traffic light turns to amber. Once your car has reach the last direction arrow, step on the accelerator pedal gradually to pick up speed to continue straight.

6) You will approach a bus stop. If there is a bus signalling right to exit the bus lane, do slow down to allow the bus exit and also to avoid a near incident because you are traveling at about 60km/h.

7) Go straight. Stay on the third lane because you will be turning left after the junction. Before approaching the traffic light junction, release your foot from the accelerator pedal so as to prepare to stop if the traffic light turn to amber. Once your car has reach the last direction arrow, step on the accelerator pedal gradually to pick up speed to continue straight.

8) Prepare to turn left. Notice the left turn only directional sign on the third lane. If you are going straight, remember to stay on the second lane before the traffic light junction. Signal left, slow down, look at the left side mirror and check left blind spot about one car length before making the left turn into the lane.

9) Left turn at stop line. Signal left and stop behind the stop line. Once it is safe to make a left turn, check left side mirror and check left blind spot before turning left.

10) Travel at about 25km/h. Be careful not to cross over the double white lane or over take any vehicle here. Do not stop too near behind the buses near the bus stop.

11) Prepare to turn left at the stop line. Signal left and stop behind the stop line. Once it is safe to turn left, check left side mirror and left blind spot before turning left.

12) Slow down to about 20km/h before the zebra crossing over the road hump. Look left and right for pedestrains.

13) Travel at about 25km/h. Do not stop too near behind buses near the bus stop.

14) Prepare to turn right at the stop line. Signal right and stop behind the stop line. Once it is safe to turn right, check right side mirror and right blind spot before turning right.

15) After the right turn, note the road junction on the left. Do not change lane at the road junction. Just after the road junction, check rear mirror, signal left, check left blind spot and change to the 2nd lane. Remember to move the steering wheel very slightly to the left to avoid changing lane abruptly. If you are not able to change to the left lane due to heavy traffic, keep the left signal light on but remain on the first lane. This is because you will be turning right at the junction at about 200 metres ahead.

16) After traveling for about 50 metres on the second lane, prepare to change to the first lane. Check rear mirror, signal right, check right blind spot and change to the first lane.

17) Slow down, check right side mirror and check right blind spot before turning right at the junction into the first lane of the road

18) After the right turn to the first lane, signal left but do not change lane at the zig zag lines. Make the lane change to the left only after the zig zag lines. Check rear mirror, signal left and check left blind spot before making the lane change to the second lane.

19) If you are not able to make the lane change to the second lane, before careful not to make the lane change at the bus stop if there is a bus in the lane. If you are already on the second lane, there is a bus signalling right to exit the bus lane, do slow down to allow the bus exit.

20) Before approaching the traffic lights, release your foot from the accelerator pedal and look out for pedestrains.

BBDC Test Route 1 (Part 2)

Test Route 1

21) Notice the yellow box on the road. If there is a bus signalling right to exit the bus lane. it is a must for you to slow down and stop outside the yellow box. You must always give way to buses exiting from the bus lane.

22) Go straight. Before approaching the traffic lights, release your foot from the accelerator pedal and look out for pedestrains.

23) Notice the yellow box on the road. If there is a bus signalling right to exit the bus lane. it is a must for you to slow down and stop outside the yellow box. You must always give way to buses exiting from the bus lane. Also note that there is not enough space for one car length between the traffic lights junction and the yellow box. You should stop behind the yellow box if the traffic light is red.

24) Prepare to turn left at the traffic light junction. Before approaching the traffic lights, release your foot from the accelerator pedal and look out for pedestrains. Check left side mirror and check left blind spot before turn left.

25) Signal right to prepare to do a lane change to the right before the junction. It is dangerous to lane change near the junction. You will be making a U turn at about 150 metres infront.

26) Before entering the U turn filter lane, check right side mirror and check right blind spot before entering. Slow down when you are in the filter lane.

27) Perform a U turn here. Proceed to make the turn only when the first lane has no fast approaching car and the second lane has no car parallel to your car while you make the turn.

28) After making the U turn, pick up speed and immediately signal left. Do not do a left lane change in the yellow box. Check rear mirror, left side mirror and left blind spot before changing to the second lane after the yellow box.

29) Go straight. Before approaching the traffic light junction, release your foot from the accelerator pedal so as to prepare to stop if the traffic light turn to amber. Once your car has reach the last direction arrow, step on the accelerator pedal gradually to pick up speed to continue straight.

30) If there is a bus signalling right to exit the bus lane. You must always give way to buses exiting from the bus lane.

31) Go straight. Before approaching the traffic light junction, release your foot from the accelerator pedal so as to prepare to stop if the traffic light turn to amber. Once your car has reach the last direction arrow, step on the accelerator pedal gradually to pick up speed to continue straight.

32) If there is a bus signalling right to exit the bus lane. You must always give way to buses exiting from the bus lane.

33) Go straight. Before approaching the traffic light junction, release your foot from the accelerator pedal so as to prepare to stop if the traffic light turn to amber. Once your car has reach the last direction arrow, step on the accelerator pedal gradually to pick up speed to continue straight.

34) If there is a bus signalling right to exit the bus lane. You must always give way to buses exiting from the bus lane.

35) Prepare to turn left. Keep to the left to enter the filter lane. Remember to look at the left side mirror and check blind spot about 1 car length distance before entering the filter lane.

36) Slow down before reaching the zebra crossing, look left and right for any pedestrains. Once you've passed the zebra crossing, look to your right for traffic. You can proceed if there is no cars approaching towards you. Remember to check left mirror and blind spot before you turn left into the main road.

37) After the left turn, you will be reaching BBDC on the right about 100 metres in front. Check the rear mirror, signal right, check right mirror and check right blind spot before changing to the first lane. Only change lane after the zig zag lines on the road.

38) Slow down, signal right while on the right lane. You will be turning right back into the gate of BBDC.

39) Remember to look out for fast moving traffic before making the right turn. Also, look out for any pedestrains walking across the BBDC gate. Before making the right turn, check right side and check right blind spot. If a pedestrain suddenly dash across the BBDC gate after you've made a right turn, you must remember to sound the horn. If you do not sound the horn in such situation, this may cause you a immediate failure.

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      Max Wong 4 years ago from Singapore

      Read this if you want to pass your driving test at the first siting