ICBC recommends 60-hours of driving before you go for your road test. You must have a safe, clean, reliable vehicle for your road test. If your vehicle isn’t safe or doesn’t meet the legal requirement, ICBC may cancel your road test. You can find ICBC’s vehicle safety checklist online. Read on to get expert tips and important details for your driving exams.
Road Test Day
You must be at the ICBC office 15 mins before your appointment on-road test day:
Back-in to parking stall at the ICBC office
ICBC examiners will be testing you on 5 global skills: Observations, Space Margins, Speed Control, Steering and Communication.
Turns and curves: Keep wheels straight while waiting to turn left. Be smooth and uniform to the vehicles path, make clean turns and stay in your lane without making frequent corrections or turning to wide and cutting the corner.
Wheel and hand position: Turn wheels in the appropriate direction when parked uphill or downhill. Maintain a proper hand position by keeping both hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Where should you put your hands? Imagine the steering wheel is a clock. You can place your hands at the 9 o’ clock and 3 o’clock, or the 10 & 2 or even 8 & 4 position. Always keep both hands on the steering to maintain good steering control and do not rest your arms anywhere!
Practice, practice, and practice.
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