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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This week we will continue the topic of getting to know our vehicle. We’re going to cover the topic of mirrors!
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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.
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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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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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You will be asked to show what the hand signals are during the pre-trip check portion of your ICBC road test. The pre-trip check is done before you head out on to the road at the beginning of your road test. Please refer to our pre-trip check post if you aren’t sure why they need you to do it at the start of the road test.
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This week we will be discussing what is a “gap” in traffic and when it is a safe gap. When you read the ICBC text book or when you speak with a driving instructor, the words “safe gap” will come up a lot because it’s when you know it is safe to proceed.
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