Lei Nam Driving School
Promotion of safe drivingAs the institution designated by the Transport Department to administer the “Driver Improvement Scheme”, Lei Nam Driving School endeavors to enhance drivers’ road safety awareness and instill into them concepts of positive driving behaviors, so as to cultivate smart, responsible and safe drivers. Upon completion of the course and passing the examination, 3 Driving-offence Points will be detected from the student’s record.
Driving Improvement Course
Mandatory attendanceOffenders convicted of serious traffic offences, such as dangerous driving and drink driving, etc., or offenders with 10 Driving-offence Points or more incurred due to violation of driving regulations within 2 years (from 9 February 2009 onwards) have to take the Course for every 10 Points accumulated.
Voluntary attendanceAnyone with a full driving licence
Practical driving skillsThe Driving Improvement Course is designed according to the syllabus of Driving Improvement Course as stipulated by the Transport Department, together with psychology specialist as the course design consultant, the Course is designed to be student-oriented and aims to consolidate students’ correct concepts and attitude on safe driving. The emphasis of the Course is put on its practicality to enable students to truly enjoy driving.
Qualified professional instructorsThe School appoints seasoned road safety instructors recognized by the Transport Department to conduct the course, delivering to students detailed analysis that pinpoints defensive driving, the Road Traffic Ordinance, and daily cases.
Convenient class venueClasses are conducted at the cozy and well-equipped Mong Kok centre.
Interactive learningInstructors engage students in discussion and experience sharing through various interactive sessions, and guide students to reflect on their driving techniques and attitude.
As stipulated by the Transport Department, late-comers for 15 minutes or more are not allowed to take the class. Students who are not present in the class will have to purchase or book their make-up classes. Note that no further notice will be given in such circumstances.
Course fee: $458
Duration: 8 hours in total, conducted in two sessions; completed in 1 day.
Session 1 (4 hours) – 4 modules:
- Driving-offence Points System
- Distance for following other vehicles and halting your own vehicle
- Switching driving lanes and crossing
- Safe overtaking
Session 2 (4 hours) – 3 modules:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and emotions
- Analysis of causes of accidents
- Drivers’ mental state, attitude and alertness
Course assessment (30 minutes)
Medium of instruction: Cantonese, Mandarin or English
Certificate: “Course Certificate” * or “Certificate of Attendance” will be given upon completion of the course. (* Given upon passing the examination)
Venue: 15/F., Mongkok Harbour Centre, 638, Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Mong Kok Station, Exit A2
3C, 3X, 6C, 6F, 30X, 35A, 35X, 36B, 36X,
41, 41A, 42A, 44, 46, 58X, 59X, 60X, 63X,
67X, 69X, 70S, 81, 93K, 95, 104, 117, 203S,
230X, 234P, 234X, 238P, 238X, 268X, 270P
Driving Improvement Course is designed to enhance drivers’ road safety awareness and instill into them concepts of positive driving behaviors.
Persons who are mandated to take Driving Improvement Course
(a) Persons convicted of the following serious traffic offences:
- causing death by dangerous driving
- dangerous driving
- drink driving offences
- driving in excess of speed limit by more than 45 km/h
- motor racing and speed trials; or
(b) Repeated traffic offenders who have accumulated 10 or more Driving-offence Points for offences committed in a two-year period. Traffic offenders will have to attend the Course for accumulation of every 10 Driving-offence Points.
Time limit of taking the Course
In general, traffic offenders are required to take the Course in 3 months from the date of issuance of notice by the Transport Department, as according to the time limit set by a court order.
(1) Q: I already had 5 Driving-offence Points before 9 February 2009, and incurred another 5 Driving-offence Points after the imposition of the mandatory attendance requirement, which makes up a total of 10 Points. Do I need to take the Course?
A: No. Only points incurred after the requirement is imposed will be taken into account for the mandatory attendance of the Course. As such, for the purpose of determining mandatory attendance of the Course, you only incurred 5 Points.
(2) Q: I had 10 Points incurred, and had already taken the Course after religion the notice from the Transport Department or court order. However,I incurred another 10 Points within 2 years after completion of the Course. Do I have to re-take the Course?
A: Yes. You must re-take the Course. In respect of the mandatory attendance requirement, you have to take the Course once for every 10 Points incurred, regardless of when had you taken the course.
(3) Q: I have incurred 10 Points and taken the Course after receiving notice from the Transport Department. Will 3 Points be deducted from my Driving Offence record?
A: Yes, you will be eligible for a 3-Point deduction from the cumulative Driving-offence Points record, with the additional condition that there had not been another 3-Point deduction due to attendance of this Course within 2 years of the previous deduction.
(4) Q: What are the consequences of failing to comply with the notice issued by the Transport Department?
A: Failure to comply with the notice is an offence with maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for a maximum period of 2 months, and the offender will still have to attend the Course after serving the imprisonment and paying the fine. The Transport Department will not issue, re-issue or renew your driving licence until you comply with the notice and complete the Course.
(5) Q: If I am required to take the Course pursuant to a court order, do I have to attend and complete the course within a specific time limit? Can such limit be extended?
A: Offenders required by a court order to attend the Course must comply with the time limit as stipulated in the court order (the time limit is usually 3 months from the date of issuance of the court order, except cases where the offender is disqualified by the court from holding a driving licence or was sent to imprisonment or detained) by self-financing and completing the entire course. Persons who could not comply with the court order may apply in writing with reasons to the court or magistrate for a postponement. The court will extend the time limit if the applying reason is accepted. Failure to comply with the court order to attend and complete the course, without any reasonable reason, is an offence with maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for a maximum period of 2 months. [Please click here for information in respect of “Mandatory Attendance of Driving Improvement Course Notice” issued by the Commissioner for Transport]
(6) Q: What are the consequences for not complying with the court order if I am disqualified from holding a driving licence, and required to take the Course by a court order?
A: You will remain disqualified from holding a driving licence until you attend and complete the course. In addition, you are subject to a maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for a maximum period of 2 months.
(7) Q: Where can I apply for the “Driving Improvement Course”?
A: Lei Nam Driving School is one of the schools for driving improvement designated by the Transport Department, and provides the qualified “Driving Improvement Course”. For enquiry, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 8209-8830.
(8) Q: What are the documents or certifications to be given upon my completion of the Course?
A: Lei Nam Driving School will issue a Certificate of Attendance or Class Certificate to students completing the Course. Students completing the course and all assignments will be given the Certificate of Attendance, and students completing the course and all assignments with satisfactory performance will be given the Class Certificate.
(9) Q: What is the standard for satisfactory performance?
A: - Attend all sessions of the Course;
- Attentive in class;
- Actively take part in group discussion; and
- Pass all written assignments or practice sessions in the Course
(10) Q: What are the other conditions to be fulfilled, other than having satisfactory performance, to be entitled to Driving-offence Points deduction?
A: Students completing the Course and all assignments with satisfactory performance will be given the Class Certificate. 3 Driving-offence Points will be deducted from your driving offence record on the date of Course completion. However, the following students will not be entitled to Driving-offence Points deduction:
- No Driving-offence Points accumulated by the date of Course completion; or
- Total Driving-offence Points reaching 15 or above by the date of Course completion; or
- Driving-offence Points have already been deducted in the past two years.