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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



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


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


  • 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 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


  • 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