During Your Learning Period
Learn how to conduct yourself on the road when you practice with your driving monitor and your accompanying rider. For example:
- Obey all traffic rules, signs and signals, such as speed limits, rights of way, stopping your vehicle in the required places, etc.
- Take proper note of information in your surroundings at the right time.
- Keep safety margins around your vehicle.
- Communicate your intentions correctly and at the right time.
- Detect and anticipate real and potential risks in the road environment.
- Adapt to various situations that occur, particularly when you are near vulnerable road users.
- Cooperate with other road users.
Learn to apply the OEA strategy (Observe–Evaluate–Act) in various driving situations, that is, identify, evaluate and deal with real or potential risks.
In addition, use a safe driving position and master the various vehicle controls (accelerator, brakes, steering wheel, etc.) in different road and weather conditions.
While you are learning, develop your independence so that once you have your driver's licence, you can make informed driving decisions and act on real and potential risks in the driving environment.
Be properly prepared for the road test
- Drive as often as possible with your accompanying rider and your driving monitor. Practice for longer periods of time leading up to the test.
- Vary your practice sessions: drive at different times of the day and under different road and weather conditions (in the evening, when it rains, etc.).
- Assess your in-car sessions with your driving monitor. Your monitor can help you pinpoint the areas where you need to improve before the test and give you advice on how to improve your driving.
- Consult Road Access Binder (available in recognized driving schools) and the two following guides: Driving a Passenger Vehicle and Driver's Handbook.