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If you are a new driver or you do not have your international driving licence, you can attempt your G2 driving test a minimum of 12 months after you pass your G1 written test. If you do have your international Licence with you at the time of writing the G1 written test then the period for taking the G2 and G licence with be shortened.

During your Ge/G road test, you will be tested on your defensive driving skills with a government examiner up to 30 minutes behind the wheel. You will be tested on:
  • Proper lane use
  • Proper observation skills
  • Mirror use
  • Blind spot checks
  • Appropriate space management
  • Approach/Procedure followed when left-turning at large intersections
  • Road side stop
  • Freeway driving
  • Parallel parking
  • Proper lane change procedure
  • Defensive driving throughout the test on public streets, roads, and possible highways

Tips for G Road Test

Here are some of the things that we would recommend you do before the test.
  • Foremost Practice, Practice and Practice. We can't stress enough!

  • Familiarize yourself with the area you will be taking the test. Now there is no way to tell which roads an examiner will take but each examiner have more than one routes they take but don't stress on the route just go through the roads. Pay attentions to School zones, signs and signals in the area. Some cities or the test center areas might have a slightly different road rules or signals e.g., you might run into one ways and you might have to face a turn from one way to two way or vice versa.

  • Familiarize yourself with the Vehicle you are driving. Before the actual test check all your lights, indicators (or signals), buttons and mirrors. Adjust you mirror and seat before the examiner gets in the car. He/she will also stand outside the car and indicate you with hand to turn right and left signals. He/She is making sure your signals are working before you get on road. Sometimes they will also check the headlights depending on the weather condition. Never adjust mirrors during the exam.

  • Seatbelt: Put your seatbelt on before you start the vehicl. Important! you will be marked on that.

  • Location of Hands: Keep both hands on the wheel at all times: in either 10-and-2, or 9-and-3 positions. Never out your elbow on the side of the door (as is the habit of most drivers).

  • Road Signs and Rules: Before you take the on-road exam, you should be fully familiar with the rules of the road. If there is any uncertainty, review them again thoroughly

  • Listen to the examiner during the test. Many people under stress tend to become poor listners. Wide Majority of people fail tests on "fail to observe" basis, which can be simply avoided if you are calm and listening to the examiner on what he/she wants you to do.

  • Do not talk too much during the test with examiner. You might be just calming your nerve by striking a friendly conversation during the driving test but that can go against you as you are not "paying full attention" to driving as far as examiner is concerned.

  • Show that you are aware of your surroundings. Check your three mirrors (sides and back) every 3-5 seconds. A quick glance should be enough but make sure you do not give an impression that you do not have attention on road - where it really should be.

  • Solid lines: Never cross over the solid lines on the road

  • Speed: Never overspeed. Keep an eye on the speedometer and keep track of the allowed speed for the zone you are in. e.g., school zones have slower speeds. If you have entered a school zone and you are dong above 40, put your foot on brake right away and do not wait for the car to slow down by just taking the foot off gas. It is important. Very Important. Also make sure that you do not put too much pressure on the brake to give a sudden jolt and always watch for the traffic around you when you are braking.

  • Be observant of speed signs and other road signs Can't stress enough!

  • Stop Sign: When stopping at stop sign make sure you execute proper steps and also your vehicle should stop completely before go doesn't matter there were other vehicles stopped or not.

  • Physical: Be active and be fully rested on the day of your test. Dress comfortably as you will need to move a lot to check blind spots etc. and be attentive to your surroundings and examiner.

If you pass that is great. I am sure you will be happy and you will say thank you to your examiner but if you fail, do not try to debate with the examiner. It will only jeoperdize your next opportunity and it will not help you in any way.
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