FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Review our most frequently asked questions as well as information regarding your road test.

YOU HAVE THE QUESTIONS - WE HAVE THE ANSWERS

How many lessons will I need?

That is a very difficult question to answer, there are so many determining factors. How much driving have you done? Many people learn at differing speeds. Some grasp one road skill quickly while taking time on another.

Can I use your car for the road test?

We do allow our vehicles to be used for the road test, however, this privilege is reserved for students who have taken a group of lessons with us. We do not allow our vehicles to be used by someone (even our own students) who we feel is in need of further of instruction and may be a liability to others on the road.

Can I use my own vehicle for my lessons?

Under the “Motor Vehicle Act,” we as instructors are not permitted to give instruction without certain legal requirements governing our vehicle set-up. So the answer in a nut-shell is NO! We cannot give lessons in your car.

Can I use my own vehicle for my road test?

Yes! No problem at all. Certain students feel more relaxed in the family car and this can make a big difference to their calmness while on the road test. So feel free to take the lessons in our vehicle, and then undertake the test in your vehicle of choice.

Will I know who my examiner is, or can I request a specific examiner?

No, we cannot tell in advance who your examiner will be…even the examiners do not know until the actual road test time. You may request an examiner, however, your requested examiner may not be available at the time of your road test.

YOUR ROAD TEST

What to expect, and what to bring.

The Class 5 and 7 road tests are designed to ensure that drivers know and understand the rules of the road and can drive safely on our roads.

Before the road tests, the driver examiner will introduce themselves to you and say a few friendly words. He or she will then explain what will happen during the road test including maneuvers that you will be asked to complete. You will then be given an opportunity to ask any questions.

During the road test, the driver examiner will remain quiet except to give you directions or notify you of a situation that requires your attention. Ongoing discussion during a road test may distract you. The driver examiner will not try to trick you or ask you to do anything illegal. If you are not clear about directions, be sure to ask the driver examiner for clarification.

Keep in mind that the driver examiner is not there to teach you or coach you through the road test. They are there to evaluate your driving against criteria based on safe driving practices and the rules of the road.

At the end of the test, the driver examiner will advise you of your road test results and give suggestions to improve further your driving. You may also ask your driver examiner to advise your supervisor of these results and suggestions.

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION

Primary Type

  • BC Drivers Licence

  • BC Identification Card

  • Canadian Birth Certificate

  • Canadian Citizenship Card

  • Canadian Permanent Residency Card

  • Study, Work, Visitor, or Temporary Resident Permit

  • Canadian Immigration Record

Primary Type

  • School Identification Card

  • BC Identification CardCredit Card or Bank Card (If persons name is on card)

  • Canadian Armed Forces, Police, or Foreign Affairs ID

  • Vehicle Registration

  • BC Care Card, or Native Status Card

  • Social Insurance Card (New style without signature strip is not valid)

  • Correctional Service Conditional Release Card, or Parole ID Card

  • Passport, Foreign Birth Certificate, or Canadian or US Drivers licence

"We wanted you to know how happy Hugh and I are with your driving instruction for our daughter Emma. We are very impressed by how much confidence and driving skill she gained after only 2 lessons. Thanks again."

- Joanna and Hugh

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