Driver Examination Tips

GENERAL DRIVER EXAMINATION TIPS

Below are the elements found in the Record of Driver Examination -- the official paper your examiner will be using at the exam.

  1. Start
    • Unable to locate/adjust/operate safety devices
    • Fails to observe -- uses mirror only
    • Fails to signal / improper signal
    • Incorrect use of: clutch/brake/accelerator/gears/steering
  2. Backing
    • Fails to look around / to rear before / while backing -- mirror only
    • Turnabout: control / steering method / observation / vehicle position
    • Incorrect use of: clutch / brake / accelerator / gears / steering
  3. Driving Along
    • Follows or passes too closely / cuts in too soon
    • Improper choice of lane / straddles lanes / unmarked roadway
    • Fails to check blind spot / observe properly
    • Lane change signal: wrong / early / late / not given / not cancelled
    • Right of way observance: ped. / self / other vehicles
    • Fails to use caution or obey: ped. cross-overs / school crossing / emerg.veh.
    • Speed: too fast / slow for conditions / impedes traffic
    • Incorrect use of: clutch / brake / accelerator / gears / steering / safety devices
  4. Intersections/R.R. crossing
    • Fails to observe properly: controlled / uncontrolled intersections
    • Fails to obey signs or signals / pavement markings
    • Late in slowing / stopping / slows too soon
    • Stopping position: too soon or blocks crosswalk / intersection
    • Right-of-way observance: ped. / self / other vehicle
  5. Turns
    • Signalling: L/R
    • Wrong / early / late / not given / not cancelled
    • Fails to get in proper position / lane
    • Late into lane / late into position
    • Right-of-way observance: ped. / self / other vehicles
    • Turns too wide / enters wrong lane
    • Cuts corners / enters wrong lane
    • Steering: method / control / recovery
    • Speed: too fast / too slow / enter / leave / impedes
    • Incorrect use of: clutch / brake / accelerator / gears
  6. Parking
    • Fails to observe -- users mirrors only / backing / leaving
    • Hits: objects / other vehicles or climbs curbs
    • Incorrect vehicle position
    • Fails to signal when leaving / incorrect signal
    • Incorrect use of: clutch / brake / accelerator / gears / steering
  7. Stop, park and start on a grade
    • Fails to observe properly / uses mirror only / and/or signal before leaving
    • Rolls back when parking or starting
    • Fails to angle wheels properly
    • Fails to set parking brake / select proper gear
    • Incorrect use of: clutch / brake / accelerator / gears / steering

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