Q&A
Q: I incurred 10 DOPs - 5 of them were incurred before the implementation of mandatory attendance of the Course and the other 5 after the implementation. Would I be required to attend the Course on a mandatory basis?
A: No. Counting of DOPs for the purpose of mandatory attendance of the Course commences after the date of its implementation. Therefore, you only incur 5 DOPs regarding the mandatory attendance of the Course.
Q: I incurred 10 DOPs after the implementation of mandatory attendance of the Course and subsequently attended the Course upon receipt of the Notice issued by the Transport Department/order by the Court. However, upon completion of the Course, I incurred another 10 DOPs within a period of two years. Do I need to attend the Course again?
A: Yes. You need to attend the Course again. The counting of DOPs for the purpose of mandatory attendance of the Course is for each 10 DOPs incurred, irrespective of your attendance of the Course within a certain period of time.
Q: I incurred 10 DOPs and subsequently attended the Course after receiving the Notice on mandatory attendance of the Course issued by the Transport Department. Would 3 DOPs be deducted?
A: Yes, you will be eligible for a deduction of 3 DOPs from your cumulative DOPs, provided that you have not been deducted 3 DOPs from the total number of DOPs incurred within the past two years benefited from previous attendance of the Course.
Q: What would be the consequence if I do not comply with the Notice on mandatory attendance of the Course issued by the Transport Department?
A: You may be subject to a maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for a maximum period of two months. After serving the imprisonment and paying the fine, you are still obliged to attend the Course. The Transport Department shall not issue, re-issue or renew your driving licence until you have completed the Course as required.
Q: If I was ordered to attend the Course by court, should I attend the course within a specified period? Could I apply for an extension of the period?
A: You should attend and complete the Course within the period of time ordered by the Court. Or you should file a written application for extension of the period to the court in advance with genuine reasons. Non-compliance with the order to attend the Course is an offence. You may be subject to a maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for a maximum period of two months.

[Please refer to the Notes to Participants of the Driving Improvement Course by the Transport Department: Link ]
Q: Where could I enroll in the Course?
A: Leinam Driving School is one of the designated driving improvement schools for enrollment of the driving improvement course. Please contact: leinaminfo@gmail.com or fax to 82098830 for details.
Q: What certificate would I collect upon completion of the Driving Improvement Course?
A: You would collect a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the Course and a Course Certificate upon passing the end-of-course examination.
Q: What does satisfactory on-course performance mean?
A:
  • To attend all lessons
  • To pay attention to the class.
  • To actively participate in class discussion.
  • To achieve a satisfactory result in all classwork
Q: Apart from the satisfactory on-course performance, what else could I be qualified to deduct DOPs?
A: You will be eligible to collect certificates and a deduction of 3 DOPs upon completion of the course with satisfactory result. However, a deduction of the 3DOPs is not applicable to the following cases:
  • there is no DOPs at the date of completion of the Course, (Chinese replicated)
  • you have been deducted 3 DOPs from the total number of DOPs incurred within the past two years benefited from previous attendance of the Course.
We are and advocate for safe driving
Leinam Driving School is committed to enhance drivers' road safety awareness and instill into their concepts of positive driving behaviors. It has therefore been designated by the Transport Department as one of the service provider of the 〝Driver Improvement Scheme〞, which cultivates responsible and safe drivers. Upon completion of the course and passing the examination, 3 Driving-offence Points will be deducted from the driving record.
Notes to Participants of the Driving Improvement Course (DIC):
  • Driving Improvement Course is specially designed to instil in drivers a stronger sense of road safety and good driving behaviour. The Course has been introduced since September 2002 and is considered effective in achieving the objective.
    • persons convicted of any one of the following serious traffic offences under the Road Traffic Ordinance:
      • causing death by dangerous driving
      • causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving
      • dangerous driving
      • drink/drug driving offences
      • driving in excess of speed limit by more than 45 km/h; or
      • motor racing and speed trials
      Generally, traffic offenders will be required to attend the Course according to the period ordered by the Court.
    • repeated traffic offenders who have accumulated 10 or more Driving-offence Points (DOPs) in respect of offences that are committed during a period of two years. Traffic offenders will be required to attend the Course within three months from the date of issue of the written notification issued by the Transport Department for every 10 DOPs incurred.
  • Attendance policy
    • Generally, traffic offenders will be required to attend the Course within three months from the date of issue of the written notification issued by the Transport Department or according to the period ordered by the Court.
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