This test explores some of the things you need to know to pass the ICBC road test and to enjoy driving safely without receiving any driving violation tickets.
Step 1: Unlike Tests 1-2-3-4-5, don't prepare for this Test.
Step 2: With each of the 40 Test Units on this page, do the following:
a) Scroll carefully so the Unit is visible at the very bottom of your screen.
b) Decide whether "a)" or "b)" is correct for the Unit.
c) If you are unsure, don't guess; instead, put the Unit's ### in your notes.
d) Scroll more to reveal the answer below the arrow.
e) If you were incorrect, put the Unit's ### followed by "X" in your notes.
If you find any errors in the answer keys, please mention them during a class.
A01: L-driver's supervisor should practice stopping car from passenger seat
a) press release button while appling parking brake
b) do not press release button while appling parking brake
A02: L-driver's supervisor should practice shifting to "N" from passenger seat
a) while using shift release mechanism
b) but not while using shift release mechanism
A03: the "Defence of Necessity" has 3 requirements, including the need to prove
a) there was an imminent danger and no legal alternative to your illegal action
b) the harm (if any) you caused was greater than the harm you avoided
A04: loose seat belt, belt over wrong part of body, belt twisted, seat back vertical
a) one is good
b) none are good
A05: safest seat in a vehicle
a) middle back seat
b) depends on vehicle, occupant, and where you are driving
A06: to start or re-start (after stalling) an automatic transmission engine
a) shift to "P", then turn the ignition key
b) shift to "P" while stopped, or "N" while stopped or moving, then turn the key
A07: fuel, oil, brake, coolant, transmission, washer, power steering, parking brake
a) all are fluids you check
b) one is not a fluid you check
A08: belts, hoses, wiper blades, parking brake adjustment
a) all are things you can check
b) one is not something you can check
A09: head, tail, turn signals, brake, reverse, licence plate, side, warning, dash
a) all are lights that you need to periodically check
b) one is not a light that you can check
A10: check tire inflation
a) when tires are cold
b) when tires are warm
A11: pressure specified on side of tire
a) recommended pressure
b) maximum pressure
A12: bump, bulge, cut, crack, exposed belt, deep tread
a) all are reasons to replace a tire
b) one is not a reason to replace a tire
A13: recommended pressure and maximum speed for a space saver spare tire
a) specified on side wall of spare tire
b) must be the same as the other tires on a vehicle
A14: reducing tire pressure
a) reduces fuel consumption
b) increases fuel consumption
A15: on some roads in BC, winter tires are legally required
a) from October 01 until March 31
b) from November 01 until March 31
A16: driving at the posted speed
a) sometimes illegal
b) always legal
A17: flashing amber light above crosswalk
a) stop, then wait until the light stops flashing
b) stop if someone wants to cross the street
A18: if you have the right-of-way, but a vehicle that doesn't hits you
a) you cannot be held partially liable for the crash
b) you could be held partially liable for the crash
A19: suspended licence, 90 days in jail, $1000 fine, loss of Nexus card
a) all are possible if a BC driver doesn't pay a Washington state ticket
b) one is not possible if a BC driver doesn't pay a Washington state ticket
A20: before you select a "point of no return" when approaching a green light
a) check your mirrors
b) reduce your speed
A21: the most important time to scan an intersection
a) while approaching a light that's been green for a long time
b) before proceeding when you are first in line and the light turns green
A22: if the traffic signal turns yellow while you wait in an intersection to turn left
a) you can wait (if necessary for safety) until the red light to complete your turn
b) you must complete the turn and leave the intersection before the red light
A23: if there's a double, solid yellow line
a) it's illegal to turn left and/or to pass another vehicle
b) it's sometimes legal to turn left, but never legal to pass another vehicle
A24: you can pass on the right if there's a lane to your right; if there's no lane
a) the vehicle you pass must be turning left and you must stay on the pavement
b) you can drive slowly on the unpaved shoulder of the road
A25: don't park if your vehicle
a) obstructs the visibility of a traffic sign
b) is within 7 metres of a lane or private driveway
A26: plan your route to avoid left turns at places that are not intersections
a) right turns are rarely safer, but you are not liable if you are rear-ended
b) you are partially liable for a crash if you are rear-ended while turning left
A27: if you stop in a "No Parking" zone, you are parking illegally
a) only if you turn off the engine or walk away from the vehicle
b) if you are not actually engaged in loading or unloading the vehicle
A28: turning tires to protect vehicle, smaller blind zone when leaving
a) one is a benefit of reversing into parking spots
b) both are benefits of reversing into parking spots
A29: in left lane, 80 km/h or higher speed limit, vehicle approaches from behind
a) if you are passing other vehicles, you don't need to change lanes to the right
b) if traffic is moving at 55 km/h or so, you don't need to change lanes to the right
A30: waiting in a two-way left turn lane until there's a gap in traffic
a) you can only do this when you are exiting the road with the two-way lane
b) you can do this both when entering or exiting the road with the two-way lane
A31: a municipality can enact bylaws stating where and when parking is illegal
a) they must erect signs to inform the public of the bylaws
b) they don't have to erect signs to inform the public of the bylaws
A32: look well ahead, scan side to side, check mirrors, periodically check dash
a) repeat cycle continuously
b) repeat cycle every 10 to 11 seconds
A33: you can drive 50 km/hr within cities or towns, and 80 km/hr outside them
a) that's the law
b) that's not the law
A34: help your vehicle stop faster
a) cover the brake
b) pump the brakes
A35: accelerating, decelerating, steering, braking
a) all can cause a skid
b) one will not cause a skid
A36: if your tires start to lose traction in a curve
a) apply the brakes to slow down
b) braking may be the worst thing to do
A37: with a tailgater, use your hazard lights, or change lanes, or pull over, or
a) accelerate slightly
b) slow down slightly to increase the space between you and the vehicle ahead
A38: the better way to protect yourself from other drivers' mistakes
a) maintain space around your vehicle
b) have an escape route
A39: safest lane on a multi-lane road
a) right lane
b) it can change constantly
A40: always giving a turn signal at least half a block before turning
a) best way to communicate
b) may confuse other people