Yes, the goal is to be safe for the rest of your life. A great foundational understanding is to realize that the examiner’s test requirements are keys to your long-term habits of safe driving. Learn here the notes you will find on the examiner’s score sheet.
Reverse Safe 360 – Reversing requires an understanding of how easily a person or a car can enter your zone while you are reversing. Rear vision is very difficult to see with the huge blind areas behind you as deep as 3 to 4 car lengths. A full 360 scan MUST be completed prior to each backwards movement. If you sit still and time passes, again check 360. Pedestrians regularly walk between stopped cars. DO NOT MISS ANY 360 scans. This is a critical every-time habit. And it’s 360, not 330!
Hard Rapid Unnecessary Acceleration Deceleration – Your foot controls the gas and the brakes which in turn control your speeds. Being rough on the controls is tagged here as unnecessary. Work hard to gain a smooth movement up to speed as well as a smooth slow down, and yes these both can be done abruptly when required but not constantly for no apparent reason. When on a green act like you are on green.
Judgement for Amber – Amber or yellow means RED or stop if safe to do so. Far too many speed up to catch the light change. The thinking should be the opposite, to catch the yellow. Pay attention to the long-standing green light, and the traffic to your rear and stop when safe to do so. If not, proceed with caution.
D.A. Park Over Curb – Driving off the roadway up onto grass or on top of a curb is leaving the road system and is a D.A. Dangerous Action. Please go slow when you are close to road edges. Do not leave the road system. FAIL
D.A. Examinee Moved In Front Of Fast Moving Car – D.A. is a dangerous action, Driving from a red position into the path of a green car is probably considered to be the top error one can make. Please make sure you know your greens and reds long before your test day. Do not slow down nor interfere with green-path cars. FAIL
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For sure all of these will be discussed in your next Vancouver Driving Lesson YES!!!! You Bet! Good Luck!