Drivesmart: Review and improve your own driving skills

What have you done in the recent past to learn something new or review what you already know about driving?

What have you done in the recent past to learn something new or review what you already know about driving?

ICBC has two computer accessible tests, the On Line Practice Test for new drivers to use when studying to obtain their Learner’s class 7L or 8L licence, and the Road Sign Recognition Test.

Both consist of 25 random questions that give immediate feedback and the practice test questions link to the appropriate place in the driver’s manual for further information.

ICBC also has all the basic driving manuals on their website to view or download to your computer of choice.

Currently, there are six publications for light vehicles, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and recreation trailer towing. If you would prefer a paper copy, they are available at your nearest Driver Service Centre.

Rather than spend money to use online driver training, you may be better advised to spend it locally with the driving school of your choice.

An impartial assessment of your skills and identification of bad habits can point the way to safer driving.

Tim Schewe is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement. To comment or learn more, please visit DriveSmartBC.ca