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Old Nov 25, 02
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has anyone gotten their N recently?

has anyone gotten their N in the last like 9 months or so?
what do they make you do now? and if you fuck up parallel parking can you still pass?
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Old Nov 25, 02
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i got mine like 5 months a go. the test was really easy and went by really fast. you just gotta make sure you check left and right at intersections and stupid stuff like that. i suck at parking, they dont grade you on your parking until you put the car into "park" so you can fuck up like 182465987134687146 times and it wont matter until you put it in park. at the end of my test they made me back up into a parking stall, it took me like 10 minutes but i still passed, lol
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Old Nov 25, 02
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oh dear
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Old Nov 25, 02
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Originally posted by cinist83
and if you fuck up parallel parking can you still pass?
if you hit the curb, automatic fail
my test is in 1 week!!!!! whooo fucking hooooo
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Old Nov 25, 02
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not true
i know a girl who coudl'nt parrallel park and still passed

cause it goes by sections
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i got mine like 5 months a go. the test was really easy and went by really fast. you just gotta make sure you check left and right at intersections and stupid stuff like that. i suck at parking, they dont grade you on your parking until you put the car into "park" so you can fuck up like 182465987134687146 times and it wont matter until you put it in park. at the end of my test they made me back up into a parking stall, it took me like 10 minutes but i still passed, lol
thank you, i found this very comforting....
my test is next tuesday and if i fail i'll cry, seriously that would just be horrible! i dont act well under presure either. what did the guy look like who took you? i'll be taking my test in tha ridge too, if thats where you took it.
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Old Nov 25, 02
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not true
i know a girl who coudl'nt parrallel park and still passed

cause it goes by sections
did she hit the curb?

that's what i've been told by my driving instructor
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i think mine told me that too
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Old Nov 25, 02
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Depends on who you get.

The first time I did it, I failed every single thing.
I did it two days later, and passed every single thing perfectly.

When I backed in at the end I was in two stalls
My tester forgot to have me parralel park
He had me do one left turn.
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Old Nov 25, 02
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lol i dont even have my L yet hehe i should get on that eh? best of luck to all new drivers!
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Old Nov 26, 02
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take a hatchback car or a minivan, and make sure its automatic not 5 spd (on manual tranny they make you downshift everygear including first so it would be like...4th gear...both hands on wheel, shift to 3rd, both hands back on wheel, shift to second, both hands back on wheel, shift to 1rst, both hands back on wheel, shift to neutral, both hands back on wheel, light turns green, shift to first both hands back on wheel)
the rear glass is the back of the car
easier to park with those
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Old Nov 26, 02
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oh and shannon
take the test in burnaby or maple ridge if you can
near lougheed. thats the easiest area
richmond is the hardest as theres the most traffic and worst drivers

that tester will have you pull over, and back up in a straight line
just so you know (this is why i failed first time), she just wants you to back up slowly
i thougth she ment back up to the car behind me which was like 150ft behind me so i went backwards pretty fast but i got failed for that. she admited i went in a perfectly straight line though :P
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Old Nov 26, 02
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well she didn't hit the curb..... cause she couldn't do it period

maybe she got luckey?
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Old Nov 26, 02
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oh and oen more peice of advice (YES, i do know theres an edit button, MOTHER)

should you have to take the test in the rain, go exactly 50. if you go slower then that which you might feel you should in shitty conditions, you'll get failed. you have +/- 3kph on speed limits, so be careful. Watch for schoolzones very carefully as well. you can even go 3 over in a school/park zone. you'll be already under alot of pressure and stressin out, but be VERY aware of school zones, because when your new to driving they are very easy to miss
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Old Nov 26, 02
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Konrad you are the patron saint of advice!

haha thanx buddy


i will be taking the test in maple ridge next tuesday, so wish me luck!
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Old Nov 26, 02
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Quote:
Originally posted by wALkiN:
if you hit the curb, automatic fail
my test is in 1 week!!!!! whooo fucking hooooo
That's not true, Drew!

You're allowed to rub the curb once, after that they start taking off points. I rubbed the curb twice on my road test, so they took off 10 demerits (I took the test 2 years ago so it was the old test).

From www.icbc.com :

During the Class 7 or Class 5 road test you may be asked to perform some of the following maneuvers:

intersection maneuvers (driving straight through, turning right, turning left)
backing up
entering traffic
pulling over and stopping at the side of the road
changing lanes
parking on a hill
starting on a hill
angle parking
parallel parking
stall parking (driving forward and backing up into a stall)
two- and three-point turns
merging on and off a highway
general driving (e.g., driving straight, driving on hills and curves)

A driver with road sense uses these key driving skills:

Observation
Hazard perception
Space margins
Speed control
Steering
Communication
For more information on these skills, review Chapter 5 of RoadSense for Drivers and Session 3 of Tuning Up.

Observation

Experienced drivers know what is going on all around their vehicles as they drive - their observation skills help to keep them safe.

Remember to keep scanning the driving environment, observe your blind spots and check your mirrors. You should also shoulder check every time you change lanes or turn.

Hazard perception

A hazard is anything in the driving environment that could result in harm to you or other road users. Hazard perception is noticing these hazards.

Alert drivers see potential hazards and take extra care before they become a problem. Hazards to watch for include:

anything that could move into your space
unpredictable elements that make you react quickly
things that obstruct your vision
surfaces that can affect your traction and steering
To share the road safely, train yourself to look for other road users and all objects or road surfaces that might cause problems for you or for others in the driving environment.

Space margins

A space margin is a safe area around your vehicle that gives you time to react before a hazard or another road user gets too close. You need this area of safety because you never really know what other road users are going to do. Always maintain a safe following distance of at least two to three seconds depending on your speed, and keep plenty of room on all sides of your vehicle, especially when turning.

Speed control

Keep within posted speed limits at all times and be ready to slow down or stop smoothly when necessary. Maintain a safe speed and remember to slow down when conditions require more caution, such as in bad weather or when hazards or small children are near the road.

Steering

Whether you are keeping the same lane position, turning or keeping a steady line as you back up, the key to good steering is smooth and controlled handling of the steering wheel and proper hand positioning.

Communication

When road users communicate well with each other, everyone stays safer. Give clear signals well in advance and use hand signals if necessary, to ensure your signal is seen. Watch for communication from other road users.

See-Think-Do Strategy

See-Think-Do is a driving strategy that helps you to be a safe and competent driver.

See – Scan for hazards. Pay attention to other road users and the areas where hazards could occur.

Think – Decide which hazards are most dangerous. Think quickly about possible solutions. Decide on the safest solution.

Do – Do maneuvers to keep yourself and others safe.

Hazard perception during the Class 7 and Class 5 road tests

At certain points during the Class 7 and Class 5 road tests, the examiner will ask you to name out loud the hazards you see. Identify all potential hazards within the block ahead of you, immediately beside you and behind you.

Identify all the real hazards you see, including yellow or orange road signs that warn of construction zones or danger. Do not mention anything that is not potentially hazardous, such as trees that don't block your vision.

Use one or two words, such as, "truck turning left" or "jaywalker." If you are unable to find the right word in English to describe a hazard, you may point at it.

Here are some words to help you prepare for the test:

car
dangerous driver
can't see
pedestrian
emergency vehicle
blind driveway
bicycle
blind spot
bump
animal
curve
turning right
truck
hill
turning left
bus
pulling out
slippery road
children
construction
ice and snow
motorcyclist
warning sign
rough pavement

Tips for practising hazard perception for your road test

Learning to identify hazards is an important part of developing your observation skills that will help to keep you and others safe on the road. To increase your skill:

Work with a friend. Drive in a quiet area, naming out loud any potentially dangerous situations you see ahead, behind you or beside you. Ask your friend to write them down as you name them and to also note any hazards that you miss.
Make sure you practise in different kinds of areas, gradually moving into more difficult driving environments. Intersections are often dangerous because of the many hazards they can contain – be alert.
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For more info check out http://www.icbc.com/Licensing/lic_ge...ger_7test.html
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Old Nov 26, 02
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thanx
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Old Nov 26, 02
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for the class 7, you pull over to do your hazared perception, which is easier i would think. i'm not too nervous i just dont like backing into stalls and parallel parking, im sure i can master it by tuesday tho, or i hope
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Old Nov 26, 02
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haha im so glad i got my actual license when I turned 16, and driving school.
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Old Nov 26, 02
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i've had my N for almost a year and a half. i failed the first time.....=( i hit the curb while i was parallel parking and i didnt shoulder check all the time. the most important thing they look at is how many times you shoulder check. its good to over do it.
my second test was in maple ridge and was WAY easier. alot of ppl say that maple ridge is really easy and they don't judge you too hard.....?
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Old Nov 26, 02
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maple ridge is easier because smaller roads less traffic...you dont have to deal with 3 lanes each way heh

shannon, the hazard perception part, make sure you identify EVERYTHING including like potholes in the road, possibility someone could run a stop sign, if ur near houses say there could be kids playing, ect...
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Old Nov 26, 02
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i've heard mission is the easiest. but i mean if you do it in your own comunity that is best . That way you know the school zones and the roads and all that. i once heard maple ridge was the hardest, but i don't think it really matters, if you do too much wrong, you fail anywhere.
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Old Nov 26, 02
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sh4n3:
i know a girl who coudl'nt parrallel park and still passed cause it goes by sections
Would that girl be me Shane? Yeah, u don't need 2 be able 2 parrallel park, it goes by sections like Shane said. U r allowed a certain number of points against u in each section, parallel parking doesn't take off 2 many at all. I got mine back in August and it took me 2 tries but yeah, i got it! :D They're basically looking 4 ALOT of shoulder checking and NO speeding!!!! The 1st time I failed cuz I wuz "speeding" whatever, I don't think I wuz. So yeah, just look out 4 that stuff and u should do fine! Good luck! :D

P.S. Shane, my 2nd road test I did parrallel park fine!! :)
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Old Nov 26, 02
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Ya I took my 2nd and 3rd tests in Maple Ridge and found it easier than in Coquitlam...
hahah my first time taking the test I made sure I backed into the space at the beginning so when the guy got in the car with me all I had to do was pull out and I forgot I did that so I put the car in reverse and backed right into it. lol I made so many mistakes the first time and I still can't parallel park good no matter how hard I try!!
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Old Nov 27, 02
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ggggaaawwwdddd i better be driving tuesday nite!!!! if i am I'm coming to all of your houses and showing you how your advice paid off
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