Mastering the Hardest Parts of Your Road Test

Your big moment is almost here. Whether it’s in a month or in a week, there is no question that your road test in Canada is going to be a stressful event. Road tests are especially stressful because after spending hours standing in line at the local motor vehicle office, you’re expected to focus-in and flawlessly demonstrate your driving test. Here are a few of the most arduous maneuvers you’ll be expected to execute, and here are some things to keep in mind when doing them.


The Three-Point Turn


While a road test in Canada isn’t super-impossible, it can still be a little bit stressful. One of the most stressful parts of this test is the three-point turn. Just hearing the same sounds like it’s going to be something complicated and whacky. But don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it sounds. In fact, it’s actually kind of fun.


The three-point turn is exactly that, a turn that, when properly executed, only contains three-points. The first point is turning inwards to your right or left. Once there, you stop and put the vehicle in reverse. Then, you reverse the vehicle and turn in the opposite direction from the original turn. Once that part is complete, you then put the car back in drive, and accelerate forward. This is a great way to change direction is especially cramp spots. If you drive a smaller vehicle, it’s going to be way easier to execute the three-point turn.


We don’t just recommend practicing the three-point turn, but also, make sure you take a small vehicle when you go to take the actual test. This will drastically improve your chances of easily executing a three-point turn without any trouble at all.


Practice Your Parking


Colloquially called “pulling in” this is when you have to drive your vehicle through a pair of barriers into a parking space. This can be very stressful because many tests automatically fail you if you strike the barriers. This is also one of the easiest parts of the test to prepare for. Instead of getting worked up about it, get a vehicle of your choosing and pick two cones or makeshift barriers. Set them up so they’re equidistant from one another, just as a parking space would be.


Then, simply practice pulling in and out of the spot, just like you would on the test.


mini-1027851_1280By practicing both of these maneuvers, you’ll be way ahead of the game when it comes time to take the actual road test in Canada.