Which to get? Class 3 or Class 3A driving licence?

private_driving_instructor_speed_gaugeThis is a question most often asked by students when they wish to pick up driving in Singapore. It is a usually a personal choice when deciding whether to apply for a Class 3 or Class 3A licence.

It is best to understand what Class 3 and 3A driving licences allows you to do.

Both Class 3 and 3A driving licences apply to:

  • Vehicles with unladen weight weighing 3,000 kg or less (max 7 passengers with one driver)
  • Other vehicles with unladen weight not exceeding 2,500 kg.

However, there are differences between the Class 3 and Class 3A licences.

Class 3 driving licence

  1. You can drive a car with manual transmission and a clutch pedal.
  2. You can also drive an automatic transmission vehicle (Class 3A).
  3. You will need a Class 3 licence to apply for a Class 4 or Class 4A licence.

Class 3A driving licence

  1. You can drive only an auto transmission car with an automatic transmission.
  2. You cannot drive manual transmission vehicles (Class 3); and
  3. You cannot use a Class 3A licence to apply for a Class 4 or Class 4A licence.

 

Depends on your needs and with the above information, you are able to reach a better decision on which licence to apply for in Singapore.

After making your decision, you will need to engage a driving instructor to start your driving lessons.