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.
Keep to the posted speed limits. don’t try to keep up with speeding traffic.
Watch for school and playground zones. Speeding through school and playground zones is a common reason for drivers to fail their tests.
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.
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).
Mirror check, signal, and shoulder check whenever you change lanes or direction.
Keep a safe distance from other vehicles.
Scan intersections before driving through, even if the light is green when you approach.
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.
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