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The Step-by-Step Guide On How To Book A Road Test The Step-by-Step Guide On How To Book A Road Test

The Step-by-Step Guide On How To Book A Road Test

So you've been working hard preparing for your road test, or perhaps you want to set yourself a deadline. Whatever the reason for coming here, you obviously clicked to find out exactly how to book a road test.

That's why in this post we are going to show you step-by-step, how to book a road test. Throughout this guide we will be using several screenshots taken from our website in order to help visually show you the process.

To begin you're going to want to head to our website, Book Your Road Test. On our homepage you will see this section.

Which brings us onto step 1:

Test Centre & Type

On this menu you are provided with two drop down menus, the first being where you select your Test Centre. We do have more blogs which detail how to effectively pick your Test Centre, which can be found here.

Once you have chosen the Test Centre, you can then choose which test you want to book. To do this simply use the drop down menu titled "Select Test Type". Then choose the test that you want to book like shown.

Booking Summary

Once both criteria have been selected, click the "book now" button. This will take you to the Booking Summary page, where you can check the price and details of the test you've booked, before proceeding to checkout.

Make sure to read over this information, to ensure that you are happy with location and test type. Then click "proceed to checkout".

Checkout

Then like that, we are already on the final step!

In the checkout there are multiple fields that need to be filled out, these include common fields such as: Name, State, Postal Code, etc...

But you are probably wondering what information is needed specifically for booking a road test.

As shown in the image above, we only require two specific types of information. The first being your license details, so we can book the test for you; and second is your time preference.

Due to the fact that not all times and dates will be available, we ask that you can provide some more general time frames, so that we can book the best time within your availability.

We also ask that you provide an alternate road test centre. There are two reasons for this, the first being that your chosen test centre may not be open on the date that you have requested, and secondly we may be able to book an appointment at the perfect time and date at an alternate road test centre which may not be available at the original centre chosen.

Once you've filled out your details, click "next". From here you are simply required to provide payment details, then we will send you email confirmation of the purchase and booking.

It really is that simple!

 

Feb 25,2019 0
How To Easily Pass Your G1 Written Test How To Easily Pass Your G1 Written Test

The G1 written test is sure to put fear into any driving wishing to continue on to get their G1 Exit test and eventually move on to their G2.

As with any exam, it brings with it the fear of failure which leads to nerves, but it doesn't have to be this way.

However, like many things in life, preparation can make all the difference.

You'll have plenty of time to get ready for the test, and there are lots of resources available to help you, so, follow the steps below and you'll breeze through the test first time!

1) Start preparing straight away

It's never too early to prepare for your written test, so start now!

The best thing to do is to get hold of the Drivers' Handbook, which is available here online: https://www.ontario.ca/document/official-mto-drivers-handbook

Read it, re-read it and then read it some more. It will give you all the information you need to pass the test.

2) Take some sample tests

There are lots of sites who have sample tests you can take, one of the best is here: https://www.g1.ca/g1-practice-test/

Search for others, though. You might pass one test with flying colours, but you might have been lucky with the questions, so keep revising and keep taking tests.

3) Revise your incorrect answers

If you take some tests and you keep getting the same bits wrong, then check in the manual (see: 1).

Revision tips:

Even with all the sample questions and the manual, you need to prepare your mind to take in all of that information, so here are some tried and tested tips.

1) Have plenty of rest

You can't revise when tired. So, if you've come back from work/school and you're exhausted, it's best to get some rest before attempting to absorb all that knowledge.

2) You won't learn well when stressed

Likewise, if work has caused you a lot of stress - get it out of your system first.

Take a walk, do some exercise, play some sport. Do something to take your mind off the issues of the day and then start your revision relaxed.

Before the test

Finally, when you're due to take the test, you need to prepare yourself.

1) Don't cram

If you've not revised by now, it's too late! Don't try to cram everything in the night before. In fact, relax as much as possible the day before the test.

2) Try to get a good nights' sleep.

Keep away from the things that would normally keep you up. Don't watch TV until late, don't go out and have a lot to drink, stay off the coffee.

3) Get to the test early.

You have all day to do the test, there's no limit other than when the test centre closes, but you're fooling nobody by turning up 30 minutes before closing time!

Feb 14,2019 0
After the Road Test - How about defensive driving? After the Road Test - How about defensive driving?

For many people, the road to booking their road test is one full of education and understanding of the rules of the road and how to make sure you don't break those rules, so you pass your test.

The test becomes the gateway to freedom and the one milestone that has to be passed to get out there and be a safe and responsible driver.

However, for a few, this is just the beginning.

Some drivers simply pass their test and then forget most of what they've learned, but there's a group of drivers who practice a technique that can help save lives, fuel and insurance premiums, and it's based on common sense.

Defensive driving is a practice defined loosely as "driving to save lives, time and money in spite of conditions around you and the actions of others."

These are important points which we'll cover one-by-one.

Driving to save lives

Let's face it, cars are dangerous.

The minute you pass your road test, you can drive your car around without supervision. That car is over a ton of steel, and if it hits your regular soft-skinned human, it's going to hurt them — a lot.

They can also do a lot of damage to other cars, which can become very expensive.

But, let's concentrate on people.

Defensive driving means expecting the unexpected.

For example, if you turn a corner and a person is crossing the road out of view, then you might not see them until it's too late. It might well be entirely their fault. They might be crossing the road without looking, their face buried deep in a mobile phone and their headphones so loud they can't hear.

Does it matter who's fault it is if you hit them and they end up seriously injured or even dead?

A defensive driver will make doubly sure that the way is safe, and rather than rely on the actions of the person crossing the road; they will assume that anybody crossing is unaware of them, regardless of the situation.

This goes equally for other places on the road where people may be standing, ready to cross. The defensive driver will be looking for areas where people might not be fully aware of their location and adjust speed and direction to suit.

Another area where safety is important is when following others.

Keeping your distance behind the car in front is extremely important because if they brake sharply, you need to be sure you can stop in good time, too.

The best defensive drivers will use a roadside object such as a tree to time the distance between them and the car in front and adjust if necessary.

Taking these precautions will save lives and also the emotional trauma caused, regardless of fault, to those involved in many accidents.

Driving to save time

This might sound odd, but driving extremely quickly might not be the best way to get from A to B.

Judging the cars around you and understanding the best way to avoid traffic, to keep flowing at junctions, that's the real skill.

A professional driver friend of mine almost never got stuck at a red light. He would look ahead and judge when the lights were about to change and either slow down or speed up accordingly.

Very often he would reach traffic lights at a time just before they were about to go green, and he could then nip in front of the cars queuing. It was quite a thing to be in a car with him.

He didn't drive particularly fast, but he could easily beat anyone else simply by reading the road and being in the correct position at the right time.

Driving to save money

Fuel is getting more expensive every week, so making the most of it is essential.

That means never hammering the accelerator to pull away, not braking hard and never driving faster than is necessary.

Studies have shown that driving aggressively can burn up to 40% more fuel than those who take a more considerate approach.

A few tips to save money:

  • If you're braking hard all the time then you're driving too fast. Adjust your speed to the road conditions and traffic. Stop/start driving is a massive suck on your fuel
  • When approaching a roundabout, look ahead and adjust your speed so you can slide into the traffic flow without excessive braking. This will save you time and fuel.
  • Do you really need to overtake? It probably won't make much difference to your journey time, yet it will burn a lot more fuel as you accelerate.

Can I take a course to learn all this?

Check your local press and you'll probably find advanced courses in your area that will cover all of these topics.

However, one of the best ways to learn is through experience, and you'll get that as you explore the roads with your new full driver's license!

Jan 27,2019 0
How to choose your drive test centre How to choose your drive test centre

Choosing your drive test centre should be easy.

After all, surely you just go for the one that's closest to where you live?

But maybe there's more to it than that, and maybe it's worth checking the statistics to find out if one centre is maybe easier to pass at than the others?

Should there be a difference?

Let's face it, they should all be the same, but when people say one test centre is easier to pass at than another, they might not be just going on anecdotal evidence. There's every chance they might be right.

And, statistics would seem to back it up.

For example, Brampton has a 53% failure rate on the G2 test, compared to Kenora which has a 7% failure rate.

So why such a huge difference?

Some might argue that the area itself is easier to drive around, or that the examiners are maybe a little more lenient, and that might be the case, but it could also have something to do with population.

Kenora has a population of just over 15,000, Brampton? Nearly 600,000.

It's obvious that more people are going to be taking tests in Brampton, and due to the higher population you're going to get a bigger range in the skills of the people taking them.

Also, the roads are probably a little more forgiving in Kenora.

Where should I take my test then?

This, really, comes down to you, and the best advice is to be taken from your instructor.

Having a good, registered instructor is the best way to pass your test first time, and he or she will know the best roads to take you on, and therefore the best places to get the most experience.

They'll also be able to advise on the best test centre.

At the end of the day, all examiners are vetted and are supposed to give a bias-free judgment on your test, so where you go shouldn't matter, it should all be down to your skill.

If you pass at one centre, it follows that you should be able to pass at all of them.

So, don't worry, choose the best centre for you, and good luck!

Nov 23,2018 0
Where Is The Easiest Place to Take My Road Test? Where Is The Easiest Place to Take My Road Test?

Nobody wants to make their road test any harder than it already is, but is there such a thing as an "easy" place to pass your test? Are some test centres automatically harder to impress than others?

Although we'd like to think all test centres are equal, it's true that the failure rates of Ontario test centres can vary wildly.

If you're a little bit worried about your test, and nervous when getting behind the wheel, you might be tempted to look for the easiest place to pass and book your test there.

But how do you find out where that is?

Ask around

It's likely that many of your friends have already taken their test and these are the best people to ask first.

When I was at college, there were many stories doing the rounds about which were the easiest test centres, and conversely, which ones were an absolute nightmare.

The horror stories for one test centre were terrifying.

For one thing, the roads in that area were particularly difficult.

Lots of parked cars, hidden side roads, terrible junctions to navigate, it all added up to a stress-filled time for anyone doing the test.

Also, the examiners had a reputation for being extremely quick to hand out a fail for the slightest rule infringement.

Some would complain that they went beyond that and were especially nasty to the drivers, not putting them at ease at all, instead instilling fear and loathing in them.

Interestingly, this centre had the shortest waiting list, so, after I'd failed my test at one of the apparent easier centres, I booked my second test at this 'difficult' one.

I passed.

So maybe we should take what others say with a pinch of salt?

The stats don't lie

Luckily, we can do a bit of research and find out which centres fail the most people, and therefore deduce whether we're likely to be making things a little difficult for ourselves by going there.

Luckily for us, APNA Toronto has done all the number crunching here: https://www.apnatoronto.com/road-test-failure-rate/

And it makes for quite shocking reading!

The difference between the lowest and highest failure rates is astonishing.

For example, here are the lowest and highest rated test centres for failures in Ontario:

As you can see, the centre with the lowest failure rate is Kenora with 7%, and the highest is Brampton with 53%!

We could argue why this is so for hours, and still not get a satisfactory answer, but it does show that not all test centres are the same.

It also shows that you should check your local centre on the table before booking, and take their rate into account!

Find out more at : https://bookyourroadtest.com/

Sep 05,2018 0
How hard is the g1/m1 test? How hard is the g1/m1 test?

The Written Test

The G1 and M1 written tests are both very similar. There are a few exceptions due to the size and nature of motorcycles and cars being different, however the questions are very similar overall.

The questions are split into two main categories, road rules and road signs.

Furthermore, most of these questions are based on common sense, meaning if you take a moment to think about it, you will undoubtedly know the answer.

The best way to revise for the test is to get the official driver or motorcycle handbook. Once you have your hands on it, it's best to read through it at least twice to get the information to soak in.

Depending on how you soak up knowledge, it might be worth reading it more, and focus attention on the aspects of driving that you feel would be most challenging.

It is also worth going online and looking for practice tests that you can take because they will often be similar to the questions that you may receive in the written test you take.

In order to pass the test you need to score 80% or more. As with anything, the more you practice the better chance you have of success.

Put Your Mind At Ease

Everyone feels nervous when they are taking a test, some less than others however, we have compiled a list of factors which will help put your mind at rest to give you the best chance at success, because you deserve it!

Common Sense:
As previously mentioned, many of the questions are based on common sense, meaning if you just think the question through, you will find it easier to come to the right answer.

No Time Limit:
A big fear factor for people when it comes to taking tests is the time limit. However when it comes to the written tests for G1 and M1 there is NO TIME LIMIT! That's right, you can take as long or as little as you want.

Multiple Choice:
If the previous two points haven't eased your mind, all the questions are multiple choice! This means that you don't have to scrape at ideas out of thin air when you aren't so sure, as you have the answer right in front of you.

Advice

In order to give you the best chance at success, we want to give you some advice. Here are a few tips to consider when taking the test.

Understanding The Questions:
Because you have as much time as you need, we advise that you read each question twice, and ensure that you say it clearly in your head. Because if you aren't clear on the question, when looking at the answers you will have the wrong perspective.

Process Of Elimination:
As the questions are multiple choice, we suggest using the process of elimination. When looking at the answers, you will often find that one of the answers is completely irrelevant, meaning you can already cross that one out.

Then, with the remaining answers, follow this process of which seems most irrelevant/wrong until you are left with your final answer.

Sep 05,2018 0
Will Autonomous Cars Mean We Won't Need  A Road Test? Will Autonomous Cars Mean We Won't Need A Road Test?

The road test can be a challenge for many people, so the thought that one day cars will drive themselves is a welcome one.

If you're in your 40s or 50s, then you would have grown up being fed the idea that driving a car would be radically different to when your parents used to take you to the beach.

For a start, cars would be electric instead of the gas-guzzling behemoths everyone was driving at the time.

Electric cars would revolutionise travel. They would be clean, fast and efficient. Importantly, they would be cheap.

This was the vision many books gave us during the 70s, but as time moved on, we realised that pure electric cars are still a way off yet.

Sure, Tesla and others are setting the standards, but they're a long way off from being the ubiquitous mode of transport we once thought they would be.

Nope, we're stuck with fossil fuels for now.

But what about the other great hope? One day, we were told, cars would drive themselves.

an autonomous carNow, again, this has some merit in today's vehicles.

Tesla is once again ahead of the curve with cars that can, to some degree, drive themselves, but we're a long way off from being able to tell them to take us to the local mall while we sit back and relax.

Of course, even though cars are not fully autonomous, the technology that is being developed to get there is making its way into today's vehicles and making life much easier.

For example, the road test includes tests of your ability to parallel park. However, if you drive a new Ford with "Active Park Assist", there's no need to do it yourself.

This has to be put into perspective, but there are a number of really big obstacles to overcome before we can give up on the road test.

Here are just a few:

The technology

To listen to some manufacturers, driverless cars are about a year away. They say this every year, but they say it in a confident manner that would give you the impression that very soon we'll be totally hands-off when it comes to doing the school run.

This is, of course, nonsense.

The technology is still being tested, and it's not advancing as quickly as many people would hope.

Yes, it can avoid accidents, but when they're totally driverless, can they be trusted to make the right decision and avoid injuring or killing others? Some say not, and earlier this year, an Uber car caused a fatality:

Now, the trouble with this is that due to the nature of the technology, the first few accidents are going to be big news. There are accidents and fatalities every day in 'normal' cars, but they don't make the front pages.

However, it leads to the second point...

We're just not ready

Our roads were not made for driverless cars.

The current road test goes into a lot of detail about the finer aspects of driving a car, not just on a wide freeway, but on minor roads where the obstacles are wide and varied.

How can a machine handle that?

Yes, it can know that a small child has run out in front of it, but then, how does it decide whether to veer off and hit something else?

Also, how does it navigate stop-start traffic in a busy street with cars and other vehicles parked all over the place?

It would seem that not only are our cars going to have to adapt, but our roads are going to have to do that, too.

This takes long-term planning and investment, and we simply don't have that at the moment.

There are legal implications

If you cause an accident, then there's a chance you will be held accountable, and you could be charged with driving without due care and attention.

If a car causes an accident, how will that pan out?

Can a car be held responsible for deciding to cause damage to something rather than hit and potentially kill a dog?

As a driver, the buck stops with you, with an autonomous car, does it stop with the "brain" of the car? Or maybe the person in the driving seat? Or is it the company that manufactured the car?

Even so. Let's imagine all of these problems are solved at some point soon.

There is already an industry that we can draw on that has been going through this process for years - the aviation industry.

Planes have had autopilot for decades, and some of the most sophisticated aircraft can take off, navigate and land with little input from pilots.

Does this mean pilots don't need as much training?

Well, no.

In fact, pilots are still required to go through the same rigorous tests, because you never know when the technology might fail.

So our answer is clear, then.

For the foreseeable future, you're going to have to continue to take your road test, and it might even get more difficult!

Sep 05,2018 0
What do I need to know for my Ontario road test? What do I need to know for my Ontario road test?

G1 Written Test

Before you can take your road test, you need to take the written test. This is the beginning of your journey to automotive freedom!
The questions you need to answer are based on the Ontario Driver's Handbook so be sure to grab a copy of it to increase your chances of success. As with most tests that feature multiple choice questions, practice makes perfect.
Most of the questions simply require you to use common sense. However, if you do find yourself struggling with certain genres of questions, be sure to practice them until you're confident with them.
After enough practice, the answer will be second nature to you, and you are sure to pass!
It will also increase your confidence and ability to perform well on the road test, as you will have the required road knowledge.
Here are a couple of questions to get you started, we will even include our thought process for answering question 1:
Is the driver responsible for passengers buckling up?
A: Only the passengers in the front seat
B: Only the passengers over 18 years of age
C: Only the passengers over 16 years of age D: Only the passengers under 16 years of age
(A: Everyone in the vehicle needs to buckle up so that rules out this option.)
(B: People over the age of 18 are considered adults, so do you really need to remind an adult to buckle up?)
(C/D: Upon comparing the final two choices, which makes more sense? Obviously, passengers under 16 years of age, as they are children!)
Unless posted so, the maximum speed limit in villages, towns, cities and built-up areas is what?
A: 30 km/h
B: 40 km/h
C: 50 km/h
D: 60km/h
(This is a must know! You wouldn't want to go over on your road test.)

G1 Road Test

After your written test, you have to wait 8-12 months to before you can take your first road test. The time simply depends on whether you are registered with a driving school or not.
So what now? Now it's time to master the basics. In order for you to have the best chance of passing, you want to ensure you know how to operate a vehicle to a good standard.
On your first few lessons, you might think that you are travelling at a snails pace and that there is no way you will be able to learn it all in 12 months, but this is just part of the process, you will quickly improve and realise that you can actually do it!
The G1 road test takes approximately 20 minutes, so you won't have to stress over being in the vehicle with the examiner for a prolonged period of time, which allows you to stay calm and composed.
During this test you will be generally be assessed on the following: Starting
Stopping
Turning
Lane changing
Parallel parking
Perpendicular parking
If you can master these, then you will pass with ease allowing you to acquire your G2 Licence!

G2 Road Test

As with the G1 road test, you do have to wait 8-12 months before you can take your G2 road test and get your G licence. So again, you want to ensure you get in lots of practice, to maximise your chances of passing the G2 road test.
During the test itself, you must be accompanied by a fully licenced driver, who has a minimum of 4 years driving experience.
The biggest difference between the G1 and G2 road test is that in your G2 road test, you are required to show that you are capable of driving safely on highways, and you must be confident with manoeuvres.
If you have practiced enough, and believe in yourself, you will pass, finally earning your G Licence!
Sep 04,2018 0