What’s the first thing you should do when you get in your car?

seatbelt

Seatbelts. Seatbelts. Seatbelts. Safety is always number one with me. Safety is always number one with ICBC. The first thing you do when you get in your car should be to put your seatbelt on. I recommend doing this even before you adjust your seat or your mirrors. I find students sometimes forget to wear their seatbelt if they do other things first.

There are three main reasons you should put your seatbelt on:

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Everything you need to know about the steering wheel

In continuation of our series on learning a little more of what’s in our car, this week we will be talking about the steering wheel. Yes, every car has one and make sure you know where it is. If you don’t, well I think we have a different challenge on our hands.

steering-wheel

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What’s the purpose of the parking brake?

parking-brake-or-emergency-brake

This week we will be discussing what the parking brake is and the purpose for it. The parking brake can be located in several places in your car, depending on the manufacturer or company or brand. Please go through this with your supervisor or driving instructor to know where it is in your vehicle.

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Sign of the Week: Cyclists may be on roadway

Sign of the Week is a weekly feature here on the SenSen Driving School blog that demystifies some common head-scratching signs you’ll see as a driver.

Cyclistsonroadway

This week we will be discussing this sign because it is very important to know what it means so we can keep cyclists safe. Yes, we have many bike lanes in Vancouver, but there are still certain roads that we need to share. These are the ones we need to be extra careful with.

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How to properly pull over and back up

Look behind

There is a portion of the ICBC Class 7 (N) road test where the examiner will ask you to pull over and back up in a straight line. This is asked of you because they need to see if you know how to do a 360-degree vision check and if you are looking behind you while driving backwards. (This is for safety reasons, of course.)

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