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#181 DChesters

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:11 PM

Just went on my road test this morning and passed on my first try. Had 25 pts. deducted though for aggressive driving and parking too far from the curb LOL, thought I failed as the exam took less than 15 minutes. This thread was definitely very helpful, although some of the pictures are not available anymore. 



#182 Lik

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:30 PM

OK guys, I've scanned through the whole topic and I need you to please give me/us the route for the advanced road test, at Crowfoot Plates.

 

I live downtown, but only found test time that fits me at Crowfoot Plates. ..I know... :ermm:  I've never driven there, through the neighborhood and I see from your posts that there are a number of unregulated intersections and other "traps" etc.

 

So, I'm asking you to pleeeease screen-shot Google maps of that area and mark the route. Please, don't be lazy. You can do it quickly. I can't afford to fail, $150 hurts and my wife is pregnant (I'm being honest), so I need to pass this one in order to be the one to sit next to her. She used to drive in Europe, but needs CAN license. (Her license is not on the list for switching with CAN).

 

I am not a bad driver. I can objectively say that I'm a really good and courteous one. It's just that it's a totally new neighborhood for me and if one wants to be realistic - everyone makes stupid mistakes, such as going slower through, for him/her new residential areas, because you are simply not familiar with the area and don't know what to expect where.

 

Please, I would really appreciate that ASAP.  :|

 

PS. DChesters: Which one did you do - basic/advanced?

 

Thank you,

Lik 


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#183 Lik

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:33 AM

OK folks. So, DCHesters did the basic one. I still need tips from you who did the advanced at Crowfoot Plates.

 

Lik


Edited by Lik, 21 August 2013 - 09:29 AM.


#184 Jonathanl10

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:07 PM

Got a question. Do they do a vision test after the 5 Basic?



#185 Lik

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:15 PM

Don't know, sorry. Anyone else?



#186 Lik

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:25 PM

C'mon guys... Poor me needs your help... :(

 

...or don't do a screenshot, just say left to this street, right to that and so on....and mention tricky sections. Please and thanks!



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:52 PM

OK folks. So, DCHesters did the basic one. I still need tips from you who did the advanced at Crowfoot Plates.

 

Lik

I'm pretty sure they just do a Crowchild run. I don't know the route, but it should be pretty straightforward. Don't speed on the highway.

 

Got a question. Do they do a vision test after the 5 Basic?

I don't think so, but I could be wrong.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

Does anyone know that can you use reverse camera for basic road test in Alberta?
 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:11 AM

Does anyone know that can you use reverse camera for basic road test in Alberta?
 

Not sure about where you live but I would use it in supplement (Look in mirror, look back) in addition to the camera, don't use it to replace it.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:03 PM

Not sure about where you live but I would use it in supplement (Look in mirror, look back) in addition to the camera, don't use it to replace it.

+1, good advice. Use it like your mirror (But don't forget to use your mirror).


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#191 Jonathanl10

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

Have another question. When doing the downhill/uphill parking, do we just signal, enter the space. Turn the steering wheel to the correct direction ALL THE WAY, put it in park then handbrake? Also if its uphill do we have to let the car roll and touch the curb? Or can we just handbrake and park it?


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#192 chconline

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:04 PM

Turn the wheel, roll to curb, parking brake.

 

In real life, just park and pull the handbrake. Don't tell your instructor that :P


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#193 robertdexter

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 06:07 AM

I think I had a great on reading this thread because I learn some of the important tips when taking road test.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:44 AM

I know this is an old post, but I am hoping some of you can help me.

 

I have my road test in a few days and I know I am a good driver, I am just freaking out a bit. Please help.

1) Should I do a walk around of the car before getting into the car? 

2) When they ask me to show them the lights, should I put the car in acc or just turn it on? Are they going to ask me to show them the wipers as well? 

3) No matter what way I am turning I yield/stop to pedestrians, during the test though to I wait till they cross the entire street or just my side of the road? 

Any other tips/advice would be helpful as well. 

Thank you.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

1) sure why not
2) shouldn't matter, turn it on just in case imo
3) wait until they cross the entire street unless there is a median

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:24 PM

^ Seems about right to me. You can always ask the guy right before the test; they are allowed to answer any questions you may have until they start examining you.


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#197 Jacob_Miller

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:37 AM

Didn't read all the posts so this may be repeating, but do all that stupid stuff the book tells you, but nobody in the real world ever does. You may look like an idiot doing it but it's worth points. Walk around the car before you get in and do the right turn into the curb lane thing, shoulder check and signal left into the main lane. I have never seen one person do that ever, but it's 10 points every time you don't do it, you look like an idiot but it's only 20 min of idiot and then you're good to go. And don't get an instant fail, first time I took it I missed a yield sign, I was checking the sidewalks and checking down the intersecting road both ways, I just blanked on the yield sign, instant fail. Everything I was worried about I did perfect, it was the thing I wasn't worried about that I missed. The test is not that bad and if you fail, don't worry about it, you can do it every day, forever.