Now that you are 17 years old, it’s about time to get behind the wheel. Below are some of the best driving schools in Jakarta, where you can acquire professional driving skills and be one step closer to getting that license.

1. Indonesia Defensive Driving Center (IDDC)

Since establishing in 1997, IDDC has become one of Indonesia’s largest providers for safety and defensive driving training, which includes driving skills to save lives, time and money in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others. From basic defensive and responsible driving training for light and heavy vehicles as well as motorcycles to protective driving training, IDDC has a range of driving programs that are internationally renowned.

2. Jakarta Defensive Driving Consulting (JDDC)

JDDC is one of the first defensive driving trainers in the city since establishing in 1984. JDDC provides a full spectrum of driving courses for both drivers and motorcyclists that do not only include basic skills but also road-safety skills, helping drivers cope with traffic and road hazards better. JDDC has trained and certified over 400,000 drivers and motorcyclists to date. 

3. Rifat Drive Labs (RDL)

Located in one of Jakarta’s busiest business districts, Gatot Subroto, is RDL, a driving school that has been officially certified by Government officials such as BNN and BNSP. On top of basic theory and practice defensive driving classes, RDL also offers other various classes including those for heavy cars, motorcycles, pro driving such as rallies as well as eco-driving to help reduce fuel consumption and increase efficiency.

4. Satria Jayanti

Satria Jayanti is one of the best driving school options for those residing in East Jakarta. Satria Jayanti offers a complete course, which includes theoretical studies and practical tests such as driving on the main roads, parking, and various safety tips and tricks. On top of private sessions with hospitable instructors, Satria Jayanti offers flexible class schedules including at nights and/or Sundays.

5. Ulisa (Usaha Lima Saudara) Driving School

Established since 1951, Ulisa is one of the oldest driving schools in Jakarta with over six decades of experience. Aside from teaching how to drive for both manual and automatic cars, Ulisa also offers a shortcut to attain a driver’s license. Ulisa can be found in six locations around town including Menteng, PIK, Fatmawati, Grogol, Kelapa Gading and Gunung Sahari.

By: Divyha Pridhnani-Bhojwani