July 21, 2022
The overall demand for road testing in B.C. is also up – last year, ICBC conducted 30% more class 5 and 7 road tests compared to 2019, and we're on pace to see a similar increase this year. Many British Columbians are also looking to get their motorcycle licences this year – with 36% more class 6 and 8 tests already conducted compared to this time last year.*
Nearly half of our customers do not qualify on their first road test attempt. Not only is it inconvenient to take your road test again, with the already high demand for road tests, additional tests put pressure on the system and reduces appointment availability for those looking to get their driver's licence.
“Every summer throughout the province, we see increased demand for road tests, so it's really important to take advantage of your road test opportunity," said Peter Wong, driver licensing office manager. “By being fully prepared for your test, you set yourself up for success behind the wheel and have a much greater chance of passing."
So, are you ready to take your road test? Practice, practice, practice. You got this!
Editor's note: Peter Wong is available for interviews this week.
*Road test data from 2020 not included due to the temporary suspension of road testing during the pandemic. Motorcycle road tests completed from January to the end of June this year.
We have completed nearly 103,000 road tests from January to the end of June in the Lower Mainland this year.
We have completed over 18,000 road tests from January to the end of June on Vancouver Island this year.
We have completed over 16,000 road tests from January to the end of June in the Southern Interior this year.
We have completed nearly 8,000 road tests from January to end of June in the Northern Interior this year.
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