Millions of Canadians have obtained their driving license in their hometown or the cities where they were born and raised. Likewise, there are at least a few million who have got their driving license in a new town, city or province. Innumerable learners apply for a road test in Ontario every month. There are scores of test centres across all major cities and towns of the province. However, the circumstances are very different when you move from Toronto to Woodstock, Pickering to Oshawa, Brampton to Kingston among others.
The test centres are different.
The examiners will anyway have different approaches, albeit the standards by which you would be judged will remain unchanged. More important than the test centre and the examiner, it is the roads that should draw your attention. Not every test centre will be near downtown and not all roads will be in the suburbs or the outskirts. Some test centres will be near the highways while some may be close to residential areas. Imagine the varying landscape, types of roads and prevailing conditions as you crisscross the province for a road test in Ontario.
Every learner must get accustomed with driving in and around the place where the test is being conducted. Experienced drivers have issues at times when they are suddenly in the midst of traffic they have never dealt with or road conditions they are not accustomed with. It takes time to get used to new environments. If experienced drivers can have this problem, you can very well imagine the kind of challenges a newbie or an unlicensed driver would have to face. The changing circumstances can be overwhelming.
Every learner has to deal with freeway traffic or chock-a-block arterial roads for the first time but that should not be the day of the road test in Ontario.
Learners often commit mistakes and mostly unintended errors during a road test in Ontario even when they are doing what they have done numerous times before. The possibility of erring when there is an absolutely new challenge is certainly real. To manage the overwhelming challenge, one must seek help and drive on roads near the test centre and preferably at the time of the year during the hours of the day when the test is supposed to be held. This will definitely be of immense help for any learner aspiring to pass the road test in Ontario.