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ICBC Road Test: Make Sure Your Vehicle Is Ready

Before the road test, the examiner will check some items on your vehicle. It’s worth it to take a few moments and check it out yourself well before the road test in case something needs attention. Here are some common reasons why ICBC cancels a road test due to vehicle condition:

  • Gas or fuel gauge on empty
  • Illegal or unsafe vehicle modifications
  • Broken or cracked tail lights
  • Signal lights or headlights not working
  • Horn not working
  • Seat belts not working, or frayed
  • Faulty exhaust
  • Doors or windows not functioning properly
  • Unsafe tires
  • Cracked windshield
  • Illegally tinted windshield
  • Lack of insurance – expired or not valid If there is a problem with your vehicle and it is not feasible to have it fixed before your road test date, consider:
  • Borrow a friend’s car if possible
  • Check out these options for renting a car for your road test
  • Call a driving school and use their car You must show up with a car with a Canadian license plate to your test and you may use any car that you have permission (and insurance) to drive.

Worrying About Being Perfect on Your ICBC Road Test? Worrying About Parking On The Test? Don’t!

You don’t need to be perfect to pass your road test. No one drives perfectly all the time, not even driving instructors. We are all human. You can make some mistakes but it shouldn’t be the same mistake over and over; the examiner will then notice a pattern that needs to be corrected. Most people seem to be very worried about their parking ability (or lack of). If you’re stressing more about the parking than about other things, stop right now! You should know how to park, but you don’t have to be a pro at it. You’re allowed to make corrections. You can fix it/readjust it if it doesn’t work the first time, or the second time. Examiners on the road test ICBC are not timing you. They’re not going to get out at the end and measure it to make sure the vehicle is exactly between the lines and perfectly straight. Although, of course, it’s a nice bonus if your passengers can actually get out of the car after you’re done parking Or, read this detailed article Reversing A Car – The Ultimate Guide

Driving At Intersections Properly – To Pass Your ICBC Road Test

If you insist on worrying about something, worry about your ability to safely turn left, right, and go straight at intersections. Collisions happen most frequently at intersections. Surely it’s critically important for you to know how to properly navigate your intersections safely and confidently. Turning left is generally considered dangerous and turning incorrectly or when it isn’t safe could have very devastating consequences.

Not Stopping For A Right Turn On A Red Light

Red Lights & Right Turns Many student drivers hear “you can turn right on a red light.” But some don’t realize that you must stop first. If you just slow down and turn without actually stopping, it’s illegal. This is because if your light is red, it means someone else has a green light. It’s your job to figure out who that is and to yield to them first before you turn. If you do turn without stopping, it will be an automatic fail because red means stop; so if you don’t, technically you broke the law, and they just can’t pass people in that case. Keep reading to learn more about how to pass your road test in British Columbia Canada

Amount & Timing of Shoulder Checks & Unnecessary Stopping On Your ICBC Road Test

People sometimes fail the test because they haven’t done enough shoulder checks. Another reason is unnecessary slowing or stopping, especially on right turns. Not sure why I lumped these two topics together since they don’t seem too related, but it just happened.

Adjust Your Driving For The Conditions, Just As You Would in Real Life

Drive for conditions: Slow down in the snow, for example. Or any other time conditions are not ideal. (yes you could be failed for driving too fast for conditions). You should always decide what the safe speed is based on conditions. Show the examiner that you are an intelligent being capable of making appropriate decisions based on the conditions you encounter. The same thing goes for strange situations that you were never taught about on your driving lessons. If you don’t know what to do, think about it. What would be the best, most safe, option?

Observation Issues On Your ICBC Driving Test

  • Not noticing yellow lights
  • Failing to notice pedestrians
  • Driving too fast in playground/school zones
  • Not noticing turning restriction signs and turning against them (i.e. right turn on red light with turning restriction). The funny thing is, the examiner may not stop you from completing your illegal turn against this sign if they can tell it is not dangerous. That is an automatic fail. If you have these issues, you may need more practice/experience. Observation issues are very common among learners. Learning to drive can be totally overwhelming. It just takes some experience.

Turning Problems : Turning Wide, Cutting The Corner, Sloppy, etc. Nice Turns To Pass Your Driving Test In Canada

Improper turning simply comes from a lack of training, or insufficient practice. Cutting corners on left turns or turning wide on right turns, or both.

  • Cutting Corners, Turning Wide, Proper Turning

Confused About Basic Rules of the Road?

Right-of-way confusion is a thing that most new drivers struggle with at some point or another. It’s about understanding – with confidence – which cars you have to wait for in different situations. Some people do not pass their road test British Columbia Canada because of this foundational, but very important understanding.

More details to think about on Your Road Test: Leaving a Parking Lot, Lane, Or Driveway

Did you know that you’re supposed to stop completely before exiting a parking lot, lane, & back alley; even if you can see nothing there? Simply stop and treat as you would any other stop sign. This may cover the part where you leave the parking lot at the beginning of the road test.