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Driving improvement courses - who these are for and the time limit for taking themDriving improvement course points deduction mechanismComparing 16 designated driving improvement schools (with fees & locations)Driving improvement course exam contents
2022 駕駛改進課程邊間好?比較考試內容、收費價錢及地址

Which driving improvement courses are preferred in 2022? We compare the exam contents, fees and locations

 

If a driver has 10 points deducted from their driving license within two years, or is convicted of a serious traffic offense (such as speeding, dangerous driving, or drink driving), he or she will be legally required to take a driving improvement course at a designated driving improvement school. But what exactly does the course teach? Which driving improvement school charges the lowest fees? Kwiksure will answer all these questions today.

Driving improvement courses - who these are for and the time limit for taking them

Under Hong Kong law, the following drivers are required to take a driving improvement course:

(a) A person convicted of the following serious traffic offenses (under the Road Traffic Ordinance, Cap. 374):

- Causing death by dangerous driving (Section 36);

- Causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving (Section 36A);

- Dangerous driving (Section 37);

- Drink driving offenses (Sections 39, 39A, 39B, and 39C);

- Drug driving offenses (Sections 39J, 39K, 39L, 39O(1), and 39S);

- Speeding (Section 41) where the driver exceeded the speed limit by more than 45 km/h; or

- Racing or conducting speed trials (Section 55).

Generally speaking, traffic offenders are required to attend a driving improvement course within the time limit as ordered by the court.

(b) Repeat offenders who have accumulated 10 or more driving offense points within a two-year period. Offenders will be required to take the course for every 10 points accumulated, and they must attend the course within three months of the date of notification issued by the Transport Department (TD).

If the driver fails to attend a driving improvement course within the specified time period in accordance with the court order or the notice from the TD, the maximum penalty is a fine of HKD $10,000 and two months' imprisonment, and the person concerned will still be required to take the course. The TD will also refuse to issue, re-issue, or renew a driving license to a person who fails to comply with a court order or a TD notification and take a driving improvement course.

Driving improvement course points deduction mechanism

If the driver completes the entire driving improvement course and performs satisfactorily (including attending all classes on time, paying attention in class, actively participating in class and group discussions and activities, and passing the written test at the end of the course), the driver will have 3 points deducted from his driving-offense points total. Pay attention though: any student who is late or absent for more than 15 minutes will be deemed not to have completed the course.

In addition, if the driver falls under the following descriptions, even if he completes the course, he or she will not get points deducted:

  1. No driving-offense points were on record on the day of completion of the driving course; or
  2. The driver has already incurred 15 driving-offense points or more; or
  3. 3 points have already been deducted within the past two years for completing a driving improvement course.

Comparing 16 designated driving improvement schools (with fees & locations)

The following are the fees and contact methods of the 16 designated driving improvement schools in Hong Kong. Under the latest rules of the TD, a standard fee of HKD $450 will be charged by all schools.

Furthermore, the driving improvement course is divided into two sessions for a total of 8 hours. Students must complete both sessions at the same school, and must complete both sessions and pass the end-of-course written test within two months from the date of the first session.

School

Address

For inquiries

A1 Driving School Limited

4/F, Cameron Commercial Centre, 458-468 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

2269 0233

Leinam School of Motoring Limited

15/F, Mongkok Harbour Centre, 638 Shanghai Street, Kowloon

2780 2272

The Hong Kong School of Motoring Limited

5/F, Golden Hill Commercial Building, 39-41 Argyle Street, Kowloon

2384 8301

Ankor Motors Limited

Unit 3, 1/F, Waga Commercial Centre, No. 99 Wellington Street, Hong Kong

6748 7855

Quality Driver Training Centre Limited

Block A, G/F, Mun Sun Logistic Centre, 3B Hung Cheung Road, Tuen Mun, N.T.

6748 7855

DrivingBro Limited

5/F, Boss Commercial Centre,28 Ferry Street, Jordan, Kowloon

9222 4565

Easy Pass Driving Limited

Unit 41, 42 and 43, 2/F Houston Centre, 63 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon

2442 2882
5386 2020
(WhatsApp)

Lee Kin Driving School (Admiralty) Limited

Shop 2036, Level 2, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

2577 9921
5703 8537
(WhatsApp)

Lee Kin Driving School (Kwun Tong) Limited

Unit 5, 21/F, Entrepot Centre, 117 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

2389 3122
6435 0333 (WhatsApp)

Lee Kin Driving School Limited

Shop No. 16, 1/F, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon

2413 6222
2338 0602
9022 6699 (WhatsApp)

Master Time Development Limited

Unit 1618, 16/F, Nan Fung Centre, 264-298 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T.

2691 5757
6933 2290 (WhatsApp)

Hung Chun Driving School Limited

Unit 905, 9/F, Chong Fat Commercial Building, 266-268 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

2341 1322

Royal School of Motoring and Maritime Training Limited

Unit 15A, 15th Floor, Hody Commercial Building, 6-6A Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

6888 3829

Tak On Driving School Limited

Shop 2013, 2/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

2527 7799
2550 0227
9173 4677
(WhatsApp)

The Good Luck Motoring School Limited

Room H, 5/F, Cheong Ming Building, 86 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon

2392 8700

The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions Occupational Retraining Centre Limited

5/F, Eastern Commercial Building, 397 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

2893 3112

Driving improvement course exam contents

The driving improvement course has used the teaching mode of similar overseas courses as reference, and was designed with the trend of traffic accidents and actual needs of Hong Kong in mind. Various driving knowledge and skills are explained in a classroom setting. At the same time, additional traffic conditions and case studies have been introduced, and students are encouraged to have interactive learning and discussions among themselves.

The driving improvement course is divided into twelve modules, and the content usually includes traffic violations, hazards and how to deal with them, time, speed and distance, distractions, fatigue, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, handling emergencies and accidents, etc.

The end-of-course written test will be conducted during the last 30 minutes of the course. A total of 20 multiple-choice questions will be present, and students must correctly answer at least 12 questions (i.e. 60%) in order to pass. Students must first attend and complete the course before they can take the test.

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