New Driving Improvement Course

Objectives

The Driver Improvement Scheme (DIS) was introduced in September 2002 to promote road safety and make drivers more law abiding through better understanding of their driving behaviour and attitude.  From 9 February 2009, persons falling within the following categories will be required to attend the driving improvement course on a mandatory basis within a specific period of time:

(i) offenders who have been convicted of serious traffic offences, such as dangerous driving and drink driving; or

(ii) traffic offenders who have accumulated 10 Driving-offence Points (DOPs) within two years.  They will be required to attend the Course for every 10 DOPs incurred.

[For the information on Mandatory Attendance of Driving Improvement Course, please click here.]

New Driving Improvement Course (Launched on 1 December 2021)

In order to further improve the effectiveness of the driving improvement course (the "Course"), the Transport Department has reviewed its content and developed a new set of course materials consistent for all driving improvement schools. The new Course has been launched on 1 December 2021.

  • The new Course covers safe-driving techniques and measures to prevent traffic accidents, and also strengthens participant interaction in class with a view to inspiring them to reflect on their driving habits and instilling in them better driving behaviour. The new Course also provides more scenario-based learning and case studies to help participants master good driving techniques and enhance their awareness of road safety.
  • The Transport Department has designated 16 driving improvement schools to provide the new Course starting from 1 December 2021. 

Eligible Participants for Deduction of 3 Driving-offence Points upon Completion of the Course

Eligible participants who have attended the whole Course with satisfactory performance (i.e. attended all class(es) of the Course on time, paid attention, participated actively in class and group discussions and activities, and passed the course-end written assessment) will have 3 driving-offence points ("DOP") deducted from the total number of points incurred. However, no DOP can be deducted if on the date the person completes a driving improvement course in relation to which he/she is issued with a course certificate –

  • has not incurred any DOPs; or
  • has already incurred 15 or more DOPs; or
  • the Commissioner for Transport has within the past 2 years deducted DOPs for completion of a driving improvement course in relation to which he/she is issued with a course certificate from the total number of DOPs incurred by the person.

Please address all enquiries regarding the issuance of obligatory attendance of driving improvement course notice/ summons to the Driving-offence Points Office, Transport Department, 3/F., United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong. (Enquiry Tel. no.: 1823)

Designated Driving Improvement Schools


You may register with any one of the designated driving improvement schools for enrolment for the new driving improvement course. The address and contact details of the driving improvement schools as follows:

Name of School

Address of School

Enquiry Hotline

Way of Application

A1 Driving School Limited

4/F, Cameron Commercial Centre, 458-468 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong 2269 0233

Application on-line, visit the school or its shops or agents for application:

  • Shop B, G/F, Kam Fai Building, 264 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po (Sham Shui Po MTR Station, Exit D1)
  • Shop F, G/F Fu Yu Court, 121 Kau Pui Lung Road, To Kwa Wan (To Kwa Wan MTR Station, Exit B)
  • Shop B, G/F, 10-11 School Street, Tai Hang, Causeway Bay, HK (Tin Hau MTR Station, Exit B)
  • 5/F, Golden Hill Commercial Building, 39-41 Argyle Street, Mong Kok (Mong Kok MTR Station, Exit C2)
  • G8-10, G/F, Lik Sang Plaza, 269 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan (Tsuen Wan MTR Station, Exit A1)
  • Shop No. 266, 2/F, Yuen Long Plaza, Yuen Long (Fung Nin Road Stop, LR Station)
  • Shop TUM42 at Tuen Mun MTR Station (Near Tuen Mun MTR Station Exit D)
  • Unit C, 27/F, Legend Tower, 7 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong (Kwun Tong MTR Station Exit B1)

http:// www.a1driving.com.hk
(Online application can be made in Chinese only)

Leinam School of Motoring Limited

15/F, Mongkok Harbour Centre, 638 Shanghai Street, Kowloon 2780 2272

Application on-line, mobile app, visit the School or its agents for application:

  • Shop B, G/F, Kam Fai Building, 264 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po (Sham Shui Po MTR Station, Exit D1)
  • Shop F, G/F Fu Yu Court, 121 Kau Pui Lung Road, To Kwa Wan (To Kwa Wan MTR Station, Exit B)
  • Shop B, G/F, 10-11 School Street, Tai Hang, Causeway Bay, HK (Tin Hau MTR Station, Exit B)

http://www.leinam.com.hk

The Hong Kong School of Motoring Limited

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

2384 8301

Application on-line, visit the School or its agent for application:

  • 138 Sha Tin Wai Road, Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin (City One MTR Station, Exit D)
  • 68 Lee Nam Road, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong (South Horizons MTR Station, Exit C)
  • 38 Chung Yip Road, Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long (Yuen Long MTR Station, Exit G)
  • G8-10, G/F, Lik Sang Plaza, 269 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan (Tsuen Wan MTR Station, Exit A1)
  • Shop No. 266, 2/F, Yuen Long Plaza, Yuen Long (Fung Nin Road Stop, LR Station)
  • Shop TUM42 at Tuen Mun MTR Station (Near Tuen Mun MTR Station Exit D)
  • Unit C, 27/F, Legend Tower, 7 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong (Kwun Tong MTR Station Exit B1)
  • 4/F, Cameron Commercial Centre, 458-468 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay (Causeway Bay MTR Station, Exit C)
http://www.hksm.com.hk

Ankor Motors Limited

Unit 3, 1/F, Waga Commercial Centre, No. 99 Wellington Street, Hong Kong 6748 7855

Application on-line, call or WhatsApp enquiry hotline or visit the School office for application:

  • Blk A, G/F., Man Sun Logistics Centre, 3B Hung Cheung Road, Tuen Mun, N.T.

Ankor Driving School Website:

http://www.ankordriving.com.hk

Quality Driver Training Centre Limited

Block A, G/F, Mun Sun Logistic Centre, 3B Hung Cheung Road, Tuen Mun, N.T. 6748 7855

Call or WhatsApp enquiry hotline or visit the School for application

DrivingBro Limited

5/F, Boss Commercial Centre,28 Ferry Street, Jordan, Kowloon 9222 4565

WhatsApp the enquiry hotline, visit the School or website for application

https://www.drivingbro.com

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)

Call or WhatsApp the enquiry hotline, visit branches of the School or website for application

https://2pass.org/

Hong Kong International School of Motoring Limited

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

2577 9921
5703 8537 (WhatsApp)

Application on-line, call enquiry hotline, visit the School or its service centres for application:

  • Flat C, 10/F, Len Shing Mansion, 162-168 Yuen Long Main Road, Yuen Long, N.T. (MTR B Exit)
  • Shop No.12-13, Tuen Mun West Rail Station (near HKTV mall and Manning Station, no need to exit)
  • Shop 10A, L2 of the Podium, Lung Fung Garden, 33 Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui, N.T. (MTR A4 Exit)
  • Shop 158, Level 3, Shatin Lucky Plaza, 1-15 Wang Pok Street, Sha Tin, N.T. (Near Shop Genki Sushi)
  • Room 1704, 17/F, Nan Fung Centre, Tsuen Wan, N.T. (MTR A Exit)
  • Sham Shui Po MTR Station, Kiosk SSP13, Kln (Near D2 Exit)
  • Shop 210B, 2/F, Dragon Centre, Sham Shui Po, Kln
  • Room 1007, Sino Centre, 582 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kln (MTR E Exit)
  • Shop No.16, 1/F, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East (MTR P1 Exit)
  • Unit 5, 21/F, Entrepot Centre, 117 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong (MTR A2 Exit)
  • 17/F, 22 Yee Wo St., Causeway Bay, H.K. (MTR F Exit)
http://hkism.com.hk/

iDrive Learning Center Limited

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

2389 3122
6435 0333 (WhatsApp)

Application on-line, call enquiry hotline, visit the School or its service centres for application:

  • Flat C, 10/F, Len Shing Mansion, 162-168 Yuen Long Main Road, Yuen Long, N.T. (MTR B Exit)
  • Shop No.12-13, Tuen Mun West Rail Station (near HKTV mall and Manning Station, no need to exit)
  • Shop 10A, L2 of the Podium, Lung Fung Garden, 33 Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui, N.T. (MTR A4 Exit)
  • Shop 158, Level 3, Shatin Lucky Plaza, 1-15 Wang Pok Street, Sha Tin, N.T. (Near Shop Genki Sushi)
  • Room 1704, 17/F, Nan Fung Centre, Tsuen Wan, N.T. (MTR A Exit)
  • Sham Shui Po MTR Station, Kiosk SSP13, Kln (Near D2 Exit)
  • Shop 210B, 2/F, Dragon Centre, Sham Shui Po, Kln
  • Room 1007, Sino Centre, 582 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kln (MTR E Exit)
  • Shop No.16, 1/F, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East (MTR P1 Exit)
  • Room 2036, Level 2, United Centre, 95 Queens Way, Admiralty, HK
  • 17/F, 22 Yee Wo St., Causeway Bay, H.K. (MTR F Exit)

https://booking.idrive.com.hk

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)

Application on-line, call enquiry hotline, visit the School or its service centres for application:

  • Flat C, 10/F, Len Shing Mansion, 162-168 Yuen Long Main Road, Yuen Long, N.T. (MTR B Exit)
  • Shop No.12-13, Tuen Mun West Rail Station (near HKTV mall and Manning Station, no need to exit)
  • Shop 10A, L2 of the Podium, Lung Fung Garden, 33 Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui, N.T. (MTR A4 Exit)
  • Shop 158, Level 3, Shatin Lucky Plaza, 1-15 Wang Pok Street, Sha Tin, N.T. (Near Shop Genki Sushi)
  • Room 1704, 17/F, Nan Fung Centre, Tsuen Wan, N.T. (MTR A Exit)
  • Sham Shui Po MTR Station, Kiosk SSP13, Kln (Near D2 Exit)
  • Shop 210B, 2/F, Dragon Centre, Sham Shui Po, Kln
  • Room 1007, Sino Centre, 582 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kln (MTR E Exit)
  • Unit 5, 21/F, Entrepot Centre, 117 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong (MTR A2 Exit)
  • Room 2036, Level 2, United Centre, 95 Queens Way, Admiralty, HK
  • 17/F, 22 Yee Wo St., Causeway Bay, H.K. (MTR F Exit)

https://booking.leekin.com.hk

Master Time Development Limited

Unit 1704, 17/F, Nan Fung Centre, 264-298 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, NT.

2691 5757
6933 2290 (WhatsApp)

Application on-line, call enquiry hotline, visit the School or its service centres for application:

  • Flat C, 10/F, Len Shing Mansion, 162-168 Yuen Long Main Road, Yuen Long, N.T. (MTR B Exit)
  • Shop No.12-13, Tuen Mun West Rail Station (near HKTV mall and Manning Station, no need to exit)
  • Shop 10A, L2 of the Podium, Lung Fung Garden, 33 Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui, N.T. (MTR A4 Exit)
  • Shop 158, Level 3, Shatin Lucky Plaza, 1-15 Wang Pok Street, Sha Tin, N.T. (Near Shop Genki Sushi)
  • Sham Shui Po MTR Station, Kiosk SSP13, Kln (Near D2 Exit)
  • Shop 210B, 2/F, Dragon Centre, Sham Shui Po, Kln
  • Room 1007, Sino Centre, 582 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kln (MTR E Exit)
  • Shop No.16, 1/F, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East (MTR P1 Exit)
  • Unit 5, 21/F, Entrepot Centre, 117 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong (MTR A2 Exit)
  • Room 2036, Level 2, United Centre, 95 Queens Way, Admiralty, HK
  • 17/F, 22 Yee Wo St., Causeway Bay, H.K. (MTR F Exit)

https://booking.mastertime.com.hk

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

Call enquiry hotline or visit branches of the School for application

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

Call or WhatsApp the enquiry hotline or visit the School for application

Tak On Driving School Limited

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

2527 7799
2550 0227
9173 4677
(WhatsApp)

Call or WhatsApp the enquiry hotline or visit the School or its shop for application:

  • Shop 628, 6/F Dragon Centre, Shum Shui Po, Kowloon

Website: https://www.driving.com.hk/

Email:takondriving@yahoo.com.hk

The Good Luck Motoring School Limited

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

2392 8700

Application on-line, call enquiry hotline, visit the school or its shops for application:

  • Room F, 2/F, Cheong Ming Building, 86 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
  • G/F, NO.277 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

https://www.goodluck.com.hk/

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

Call enquiry hotline or visit the School for application


Q & As

Q1: What will be the evidence of attendance and completion of a driving improvement course?
   
A1: The driving improvement school will issue either an attendance certificate or a course certificate to a course participant after he/she has attended and completed a driving improvement course. An attendance certificate will be issued if a course participant has fully attended the Course and completed all assignments and the course-end written assessment required thereof. A course certificate will be issued to a course participant if he/she has fully attended the Course and completed all assignments and the course-end written assessment required thereof with satisfactory performance. Please note that, a participant who is late or absent for more than 15 minutes will be considered as not having completed the Course.
   
Q2: What are the course duration and course fee?
   
A2: A driving improvement course is divided into two sessions with total duration of eight hours. The maximum fee to be charged by the proprietor of a driving improvement school for a driving improvement course shall be HK$1,000; and the maximum fee for the issue of an attendance certificate or a course certificate shall be HK$30. The exact fee may however vary among schools. Interest persons may contact the Schools for the details.
Q3: Can I switch to another school for session 2 of the Course after completion of session 1 at a school?
A3:

No. You can only attend and complete the Course at a school. The Course and the course-end written assessment should be completed within 2 months from the date of the first session of the Course.
Q4: Is there any time frame for those ordered by the court to attend and complete a driving improvement course? Can one apply for an extension?
A4:

Those receiving court orders should, at their own costs, attend and complete a driving improvement course according to the period ordered by the court (generally within 3 months after the date on which the court makes the order but may vary for cases involving disqualification of driving licence and / or imprisonment or detention). If a person is not able to comply with the order, he/she may make an application for extension in writing to the court or magistrate which made the order. If it is considered that he is not able to comply with the order with reasonable excuse, the judge or magistrate may extend the period of 3 months for such period as considered appropriate. Please note that a person is liable on conviction to a fine of $10,000 and to imprisonment for 2 months if he fails to comply with the order without reasonable excuse.

[For the details on the Obligatory Attendance of Driving Improvement Course Notice issued by Commissioner for Transport, please click here.]
   
Q5: A person has just committed a traffic offence which may render the total driving-offence points 15 points or above. Would 3 points be deducted if he/she completes a driving improvement course prior to incurring the driving-offence points from the aforesaid traffic offence?
   
A5: Yes. 3 points would be deducted if, on the day of completion of the Course, the person has not yet incurred 15 points or above and has not been deducted points from the total number of points incurred within the past 2 years.
   
Q6: After completing the driving improvement course as required, can I get back my driving licence immediately from the Transport Department?
   
A6: After you have completed the Course, the school needs to consolidate the course-end written assessment result and submit it together with the attendance record to Transport Department for further processing. As such, if you are disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence and ordered to attend the Course, upon the expiry of your disqualification and completion of the Course, you may get back your driving licence at Driving-Offence Points Office at least 5 working days after the school issues the Driving Improvement Course Certificate to you. If your driving licence has already expired after the completion of your disqualification period, or if you are required to attend the Course due to accumulation of 10 or more points during a period of 2 years, you may issue, re-issue or renew your driving licence at any of the Licensing Offices of this Department at least 5 working days after the school issues the Driving Improvement Course Certificate to you.
Q7:

Do I need to bring and show the Driving Improvement Course Certificate to the Driving-Offence Points Office or Licensing Office for getting back my driving licence?
A7: For easier verification of your records, you are suggested to bring along the Driving Improvement Course Certificate for collection of the driving licence.
Q8: What are the differences between the new driving improvement course and the previous one?
Q8: The new Course has made reference to the teaching techniques of similar overseas programs and was developed based on the latest trends of local traffic accidents and the needs in Hong Kong. The new Course also provides more scenario-based learning to help participants to reflect on their driving habits, and to master good driving techniques and enhance their awareness of road safety.
   
Q9: Can I participate in the previous driving improvement course conducted by the designated driving improvement schools?
Q9: Starting from 1 December 2021, the new Course has replaced the previous Course. You can only participate in the new Course conducted by the designated driving improvement schools.
Q10: How is the new driving improvement course conducted? Can I only take the course-end written assessment without course attendance?
A10: No. An instructor of the new Course will deliver driving knowledge and skills of the course to participants through classroom learning. Interactive learning and discussions are encouraged among participants and they will form part of the assessment criteria. 3 driving-offence points will only be deducted from the total number of points you have incurred upon the full attendance of the Course and completion of all assignments and the course-end written assessment required thereof with satisfactory performance. Hence, you cannot only take the course-end written assessment without course attendance.
   
Q11: What is the content of the course-end written assessment?
   
A11: The course-end written assessment will take place at the last 30 minutes of the Course. A participant has to answer 20 multiple-choice questions in the course-end written assessment. The passing mark is 12 correct answers (i.e. 60%). A participant shall attend and complete the Course in order to participate in the course-end written assessment.


Enquiries

Enquiries about the Driver Improvement Scheme can be directed to 1823 Call Centre or in writing to the Driving Services Section, Transport Department, 19 Pui Ching Road, Homantin, Kowloon.

Please note that underpaid mail items are subject to surcharge by Hongkong Post. This department will not accept underpaid mail items, which will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. For proper delivery of your mail items to the department, and to avoid unnecessary delivery delay or unsuccessful delivery, please ensure your mail items bear sufficient postage with return address before posting. [Please note details about postage]

The above is a general guide.  The relevant legislation is set out in the Road Traffic Ordinance.