Tips for passing the class 5 and 7 road tests

Here are some tips from driver examiners on how to prepare to pass these tests.

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Keep to the posted speed limits. don’t try to keep up with speeding traffic.

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Watch for school and playground zones.  Speeding through school and playground zones is a common reason for drivers to fail their tests.

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Make full stops at stop signs,  and make sure you stop in the correct position.  When it’s safe to move out,  pull out slowly, scanning the intersection.

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When turning right,  Shoulder check to the right to ensure there are no cyclists, pedestrians, or other road users heading straight through the intersection (and therefore into your path).

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Mirror check, signal, and shoulder check whenever you change lanes or direction.

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Keep a safe distance from other vehicles.

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Scan intersections before driving through,  even if the light is green when you approach.

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When merging onto a highway, use the acceleration lane to get up to the speed of the highway traffic, while remaining within the speed limit.  The rest of the manoeuver is a lane change. 

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Practice all the manoeuvers you may be asked to do as part of your road test, including parallel parking, parking on a hill, and 2- and 3-point turns.

For more information please visit the ICBC website

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