Interested to study, what should I do
Answer If you are interested to study any of our courses, please visit our school every day 8:00 am. – 7:00 pm. Or if inconvenience, you can call us during the office hours on these numbers; 042-322-500, 094-573-0116 and 094-265-4776. You can also call to reserve a driving schedule in advance and come to study at the appointed time.
I would like the instructor to pick me up and drop me off at home, or other appointment places. Is it possible or not
Answer The school can only transfer students between branches (Ban Nong Sai and Prime Square). Because nowadays, the new learning system is normally collecting the study hours by scanning students’ fingers directly. It will record the actual study time since scanning in until scanning out of the class. So, that causes the instructors cannot pick up and drop off their students at other places besides the school’s branches. In addition, it also takes some time to travel and may consume time of the next student too.
What documents I have to prepare for applying the courses
Answer We need only; 1. Original identity card, or passport 2. Medical certificate (not over 1 month)
When do I have to pay for the courses
Answer According to our school policies, the students must pay full amount of courses’ fees before they start the courses. In case of applying at the school first and studying later, the students can choose whether to pay a deposit or full amount.
Can I both study and test to get a driver’s license at school
Answer Yes, you can. After finishing the courses, you can have the examinations for theoretical section (computer test) and practical section (driving test). Once you pass all the examinations, you will get the certificate which you can bring it to the Department of Transport for issuing a driver’s license.
Note All types of driver’s licenses must be issued by the Department of Land Transport which is a government agency. The private driving schools or other agencies do not have the right or permission to issue any types of driver's licenses. If you see or hear that there is a place where can issue driver's licenses, please be aware that they are absolutely counterfeit or imitated.
I can drive and do not want to study. Is it possible to only have a test at school
Answer No, it is not possible to only have a test at school. Since we are a private driving school, students have to come to study by scanning their fingerprints during the lessons by themselves (both theoretical and practical section). If students are already good at driving, they should thoroughly explore themselves to see if there are any points which they are still not very good. So, students can tell instructors to focus on these points. For examples, they want to focus on parking on the left-hand side by reversing. After collecting the full hours of the courses, students will be able to take the examinations for theoretical section (computer test) and practical section (driving test) at school.
Why study with us? And can I get a driver’s license at school
Answer Our school together with all instructors here has passed the training and examination, and has been approved by the Department of Land Transport. Therefore, you can be assured that you will receive a lot of knowledge and correct techniques for using in a real daily life. After you finish the courses and pass all the examinations at school, we will issue a certificate for you which you can submit to the Department of Land Transport in order to get a driver’s license (no more examination).
How long does it take to finish the courses
Answer It is based on the original driving basis of each student and also his/her available time he/she can study each day. For a standard car’s course (study and test at school) can take fastest about 3 days to complete everything (2 days for studying and 1 day for testing). For a standard motorcycle’s course (study and test at school) can take fastest about 2 days to complete everything (can choose Wednesday and Thursday, or Saturday and Sunday). However, students can choose the date and time of study as needed, but they must complete the courses within 3 months (from the date of registration). If over 3 months, students are required to re-register and pay the course’s fees again.
Can I study both manual and automatic gears
Answer No, you cannot. Because students who have just started driving cars are considered as amateurs or nonprofessional people. Therefore, learning both gears at the same time will cause students to be confused and cannot drive any gears well. The school recommends all students to choose studying only the one gear which actually be used for driving after they finish the courses. However, in case that students can learn quickly and drive the chosen gear proficiently, they can ask their instructors to teach another gear according to the number of hours left in their applied courses.
Can I use my own car for learning in a car’s course
Answer No, you cannot. According to the regulations of the Department of Land Transport, all the school’s training cars must be installed with double brakes (for both student and instructor sides) for safety reasons.
Where can I get a driver's license
Answer You can bring our school’s certificate to get a driver's license at any branches of the Department of Land Transport located nationwide. If in Udon Thani, you can go to Aek Udon International Hospital (located underground), Non Sung, Kumphawapi, Nong Han, Ban Phue and Phen.
What courses does the school offer
Answer The school offers courses for a car, a motorcycle and transportation vehicles (personal/public use). We have courses of studying and testing at school for both car and motorcycle (15 hours), and for transportation vehicles (30/41 hours). We have training courses only for theoretical section for both car and motorcycle (5 hours) in order to take a test at the Department of Land Transport. We also have training courses only for theoretical section for both car and motorcycle (1 hours) in order to renew a driver’s license at the Department of Land Transport. In addition, we offer driving courses for those who do not need driver's licenses. For examples, people whose ages do not meet the criteria for making driver’s licenses, or some people may already have driver’s licenses and prefer to practice more to build their confidence and expertise on driving.
What ages which I can study and test at school to get a driver’s license
Answer For a car’s course, you must be not less than 18 years of age. For a motorcycle’s course, you must be not less than 15 years of age. And for transportation vehicles’ courses, you must be not less than 20 years of age (personal use) and 22 years of age (public use).
Note In case that a student wants to make a driver's license for transportation vehicles (public use) and still not 22 years of age (but not less than 20 years of age), the student can make a driver's license for transportation vehicles (private use) first. After 22 years of age, the student has to prepare the document of criminal records and submit it to the Department of Land Transport in order to convert to the type of public use (no more examinations).
If my ages are still not meet the criteria for making a driver’s license, can I study at school
Answer Yes, you can but only for a car’s course. If you are still not 18 years of age, you can register for only a driving course (without a driver’s license) starting from 2 hours (1,000 Baht).
I am old now and have never tried driving before. Is it possible for me to start learning for drive at this age
Answer No matter how old you are now, maybe 80 years, 70 years, or more or less than these. Please be assured that our instructors have a lot of good knowledge and techniques to help you being able to drive confidently. If you feel afraid and tense when driving, they will be gradually less and less over time. Due to the teaching experiences of our instructors which have been accumulating for many years through many kinds of students, we can guarantee that our instructors will certainly teach you to be able to drive a car. Only we need is just your real intention to learn driving.
How much the courses’ fees
Answer Each course has different fees. For the standard courses (study 15 hours and test at school) are 5,000 Baht for car, and 1,000 Baht for motorcycle. For students who are able to drive but do not want to study and test at school, they can train for 5 hours of theoretical section which costs 500 Baht for each car and motorcycle. On the next business day, the students can submit the training certificate at the Department of Land Transport asking to take the examinations for both theoretical section (computer test) and practical section (driving test).
Where is the school located? And what time does it open and close
Answer Smart Drive Udon Driving School is currently opening 2 branches. The head office is located at Ban Nong Sai which opens daily 8:00 am. – 7:00 pm. The branch office is located at Prime Square (opposite the Nongbua Market and near the arched entrance of Chao Pu-Ya Chinese Spirit Shrine) which opens daily 9:00 am. – 7:00 pm.
Note Our 2 branches are open every day except in the period of New Year and Songkran’s holidays.