Prepare for your Class 7 (novice) road test or brush up on your driving skills with Tuning Up for Drivers.
Who's it for? Tuning Up for Drivers is a hands-on guide for new drivers in the learning (L) stage of graduated licensing. It'll help you and your supevisor while you're practising.
If you're a new resident, it'll help you study for your road test.
Click Expand to read online. An iPad-friendly version is available on Issuu's site.
As you work through Tuning Up for Drivers, also refer to the Learn to Drive Smart guide. Together, they will help you become a skilful, safe driver.
You can download Tuning Up for Drivers (6 MB), or pick up a copy at any ICBC driver licensing office.
Tuning Up covers essential driving skills in 20 separate units.
We suggest you work on a unit each time you go out for a drive. Start by practicing basic driving skills and work your way up to more complex ones.
|Practice session||Topic (PDF)|
|Intro||Using Tuning Up|
|Session 1||Pre-trip check; knowing your controls|
|Session 2||Road vision; getting going|
|Session 3||See-think-do; backing up|
|Session 4||Driving straight through; turning right|
|Session 5||Smart brake and horn use; turning right|
|Session 6||Self-check; practising what you have learned|
|Session 7||Alcohol, drugs and driving; driving on hills and curves|
|Session 8||Saying no; stall parking|
|Session 9||Resisting media messages; two- and three-point turns|
|Session 10||New driver overconfidence; parallel parking|
|Session 11||Your personal driver profile; mini-test|
|Session 12||Sharing the road; lanes and intersections|
|Session 13||Communicating; changing lanes turning right in traffic|
|Session 14||Hazard perception; turning left in traffic|
|Session 15||Road rage; entering and leaving traffic|
|Session 16||Choosing a safe speed; practising in moderate traffic|
|Session 17||Times and space; entering and leaving the highway/freeway|
|Session 18||Keeping alert; passing|
|Session 19||Driver personality; becoming a skilled highway/freeway driver|
|Session 20||Driving guidelines; preparing for the road test|