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NWT Driver’s Test. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/_live/documents/content/Basic%20Drivers%20Nov%202007.pdf. Chapter One – License Classifications. Class 5 – 16 years old regular cars, trucks, mopeds Class 4 – 18 years old Small buses, taxi, ambulance, regular cars

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nwt driver s test

NWT Driver’s Test

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/_live/documents/content/Basic%20Drivers%20Nov%202007.pdf

chapter one license classifications
Chapter One – License Classifications
  • Class 5 – 16 years old
  • regular cars, trucks, mopeds
  • Class 4 – 18 years old
  • Small buses, taxi, ambulance, regular cars
  • Class 3 – 18 years old
  • 3 or more axles (big rigs, buses)
  • Class 2 – 18 years old
  • Any bus, classes 3, 4, 5
  • Class 1 – 18 years old
  • ANYTHING except a motorcycle
  • Class 7 – 15 years old – learner’s license
  • Class 6 – 16 years old
  • motorcycle
chapter 2 traffic controls
Chapter 2 – Traffic Controls
  • SEE THE HANDOUT I GAVE YOU!
chapter three starting your vehicle
Chapter Three Starting Your Vehicle
  • Do a walk around
  • Adjust seats, mirrors, head restraint and seatbelt.
  • Hands on steering wheel at 9 0’clock and 3 0’clock
  • Parking on hills – wheels turned to the left uphill with curb, to the right without curb…to the right downhill
  • Park 5m away from a stop sign, 3m away from a fire hydrant and 6m from a crosswalk
chapter four intersections and turns
Chapter Four – Intersections and Turns
  • Stop before marked (painted) crosswalks
  • When in doubt at an intersection…STOP!
  • Four-way stops…first there goes. Yield to those on your right if they get there at the same time as you.
  • YIELD – slow down at an intersection with a yield sign. Stop to let cars proceed, then go when it’s safe.
  • At an uncontrolled intersection yield to cars on your right, or yield to cars passing through if you are turning.
  • SIGNAL when you are changing lanes, turning, moving from the curb.
  • Know your hand signals!
  • Do U-Turns only when it’s safe… not on hills, in intersections, in busy steets.
chapter five lane driving
Chapter Five – Lane Driving
  • Use the shoulder of the road for emergency stops
  • Use a shoulder check to see your blindspot before changing lanes
  • When passing, pass on the left side
  • Make sure that passing is allowed and safe before you attempt it
  • Merging and exiting onto or off of highways – be safe, use appropriate speeds, and NEVER back up
  • DO NOT PASS on corners, curves, or up hills
chapter six handling emergency situations
Chapter Six – Handling Emergency Situations
  • Do not try to repair your car on narrow or fast-moving highways
  • If brakes fail, try to swerve off the road, or put the car in neutral or apply the e-brake.
  • If you get a flat tire, take foot off the gas, keep hands on steering wheel, steer off the road onto the shoulder
  • Headlight failure – turn on your hazard lights
  • If skidding, take foot off of the gas and turn your wheels in the direction you want your car to go
  • Use low-beam headlights in fog and snow
chapter seven the responsible driver
Chapter Seven – The Responsible Driver
  • DRIVE DEFENSIVELY!
  • Give yourself lots of space between other cars, both driving and at a red light
  • Follow the two-second rule…you should be two seconds behind any car in front of you
  • DO NOT DRIVE IF SLEEPY
  • DO NOT USE CELL PHONES, IPODS, etc. when driving
  • If babies/toddlers are in the car be sure to have the proper seats/restraints
chapter eight sharing the road
Chapter Eight – Sharing the Road
  • Stop for pedestrians
  • Watch for cyclists
  • Give room to bicycles and motorbikes
  • Make space in between cars at red lights to allow for rollbacks
  • ALWAYS stop for school busses (give them 20 metres)
  • Pull over to the right and stop to let emergency vehicles pass
  • DO NOT TRY TO BEAT A TRAIN
  • Follow the directions on the pavement
  • Don’t be a jerk and try to outrun a funeral procession
chapter nine driving within the law
Chapter Nine – Driving Within the Law
  • Don’t speed
  • No drinking and driving
  • Always use your seatbelt
  • Do not drive without a license
  • No cell phones/texting
  • No drugs and driving
  • Put carseats in the correct way
  • Do not drive without proper insurance
chapter ten towing a trailer
Chapter Ten – Towing a Trailer
  • Realize that it makes your car heavier
  • Make sure that brake lights are connected
  • Make wide turns
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