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. Just like your turn signal lever, 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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Sign of the week: No stopping

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.

Nostopping

This week we will be discussing the “no stopping” signs. These signs are typically located near the edge of all intersections and other specific places where vehicles shouldn’t stop. “No stopping” signs are put up near and around intersections to ensure parked cars don’t get too close to the edge of the intersections. These signs help with turning lanes to aid in traffic flow and to keep traffic moving.

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What exactly are blind spots?

Blind Spots

This week we will be discussing what blind spots are around your vehicle.

When you are training and learning how to drive, you often hear about blind spots from your supervisor or driving instructor. You’ve read about them in the ICBC textbook as well, but what are blind spots and where are they, really?

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Sign of the Week: Do not enter

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.

Donotenter

I want to keep it simple again this week. Not much to say about this one except you need to make sure you do not enter. This is typically mounted in areas where people can easily mistaken and drive into. If you make the mistake and enter, you will probably end up driving into oncoming vehicles. Yes, that’s terrifying for both you and the oncoming cars.

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