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post #11 of 25 Old 06-19-2011, 08:53 PM
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Don't follow too closely! I took Young Drivers (Canada) and not once did I remember my instructor ever tell me I was following too closely, and when I took the drivers test the person marked me down a few times for it. They wanted me far, far back to the point where it seemed a bit silly.

Also make sure your car is in good working condition and that you know how to use all of the features. I automatically failed my first drivers test because the parking brake wasn't good enough despite being recently inspected... so I had to get it tightened even further. Nothing more aggravating than that happening! Grr.
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post #12 of 25 Old 06-19-2011, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thank-you so much all of you for the wonderful advice and help! I will try to remember all the tips when I take my test.
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post #13 of 25 Old 06-20-2011, 12:16 AM
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Jinx, do you guys take the driving test in your own personal cars in Canada?

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Make sure you have your seat belt on before the instructor gets in the car, make sure they see you checking your mirrors.
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post #15 of 25 Old 06-20-2011, 07:46 AM
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Jinx, do you guys take the driving test in your own personal cars in Canada?
Yes, as long as a licensed driver brings the car to the testing facility and gives you permission to use it. The car also needs to have valid insurance, inspection and registration. You can also pay extra to have your driving instructor let you use their car. I think it was an extra $100 but it also included an extra lesson an hour before the actual drivers test. :)
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post #16 of 25 Old 06-20-2011, 03:30 PM
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Make sure you have your seat belt on before the instructor gets in the car
The tester comes out of the office with you (for us) so you end up getting in the car at the same time... But on that note, put your seatbelt on before starting the car.


This might sound weird, but try and have a fairly clean car when you go for your test. If anything, at least have the inside free of garbage.

And do NOT say yes to having a new tester observe from the back seat. It will only make you more nervous.

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post #17 of 25 Old 06-20-2011, 03:34 PM
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You've gotten great advice. Its been a very long time since I took mine, but parallel parking was my fear also. My gpa put me in the 1 ton dually and set up pylons in the pasture to practice. After doing that parallel parking in a car was a piece of cake. I ruined his cones for the record ;)
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Had to still pop in and say that when I took my test, I didn't know about parallel parking that much. I'd have been in trouble if they have asked me to do it .

Actually I didn't even try it that much before the last winter. Around my college, we've very scant parking space and that's even worse during winters so there weren't lot of choices if I wanted to park our car somewhere. Maybe not the best choice try to learn it alone at a narrow, fully snowy road which is also full of cars... I still somehow survived even once I almost bumped another car .

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Yes, as long as a licensed driver brings the car to the testing facility and gives you permission to use it.
Wow, that is so interesting. Around here, you have to use the instructor's/academy's car. They have special cars set up with a brake pedal in the passenger floorboard as well so that the instructor can hit the brakes in an emergency.

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Wow, that is so interesting. Around here, you have to use the instructor's/academy's car. They have special cars set up with a brake pedal in the passenger floorboard as well so that the instructor can hit the brakes in an emergency.
If you take drivers training, they have cars set up like that, but we have a different licensing system as well.

By the time that we get to do our driving test, we have had the G1 license for a year...or 8 months if you took drivers training. So in theory, most people would have gotten a fair number of hours in that time, and if they didn't, they are the people who are borrowing a driving school car to take the test anyways.

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Huh, it is so unique how things work in different areas. When I took driver's ed, we did a lot of driving with our instructor and our grade from the class was what qualified us to either have to take the driving part of the test or just the written. Luckily, I was exempt from the actual driven test because I had a good enough grade on the driving part of the class. We take the written test at 15 before we get our learner's permit (where we can drive so long as there is a licensed driver in the passenger seat), then we automatically get our license at 16 without taking another test.

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