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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I often get laughs or weird looks when I ask my student to open their door…but it’s not a trick question. There is a purpose to asking you to open your door safely.
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During your road test
, there is a portion where the examiner will ask you to pull over and park. This will be asked of you between 3 to 5 times
on the road test depending on your performance and how much time is remaining.
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Roundabouts are typically larger than the traffic circles you might find in residential or small streets. They may contain more than one lane—perfect examples are the two located near UBC.
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Traffic circles are typically found in residential neighborhoods and/or small streets. The purpose of traffic circles in intersections is to slow down traffic without using two-way or four-way stops to stop the flow of traffic.
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