The cart is empty

Cannot find your purchased courses? Click here to Login!

Learn how to observe correctly to NOT fail your road test - watch the video!

Don't Follow Traffic Into Intersection If You Can't See


Closed Caption


Hi there smart drivers.

Rick with Smart Drive Test talking to you today about one of the fundamental components of a road test...


It is one of the cornerstones of a road test:

1) observation;

2) communication;

3) speed management; and

4) space management are the four components.

And today we're going to talk to you about observation and why a student of mine yesterday, failed the class #4 road test.

Stick around right back with that information.

[INTRO & MUSIC] Hi there smart drivers.

Welcome back.

Rick with Smart Drive Test talking to you today about observation and the reason that you will fail a road test.

Now you can see here in the dashcam that I am following a logging truck and it is difficult to see around that logging truck, particularly as I get closer to that logging truck.

What happened yesterday with my student was that he was making a left-hand turn at an intersection with an advanced screen-- the advanced green was a short light-- he was sitting behind the snow plow and the snow plow proceeded into the intersection.

The student simply followed the snow plow and couldn't see around it to see the traffic light.

And when the student entered the intersection the traffic light was red and if you enter an intersection on a red light it is an automatic fail.

Do NOT proceed into the intersection on a red light.

Subsequently the student failed the road test.

So know that that if you cannot see past the vehicle in front of you, or there's some other obstruction in the intersection that's blocking your view of the intersection, do not proceed into that intersection until you can see clearly the traffic lights.

You can see the vehicle, the big truck here in front of me, is actually moving over to the left there and merged...

and the reason the truck is moving over is because this lane narrows to one lane up here just a little bit.

So the lesson we learn about my student that was unsuccessful on the road test is that if your view is obstructed, do NOT proceed into the intersection.

Because you may find that when you proceed into the intersection you cannot see the traffic light, and you may enter on a red light.

Now had I followed that logging truck into the intersection there I would have gone in on a red light.

And on a road test, I would have been unsuccessful.

So don't do that!

Question for my smart drivers:

Have you been caught out by not having a clear view and followintg traffic into the intersection?

Having your view of the intersection and the traffic lights obstructed and you found yourself preceding in the intersection on a red light?

Leave a comment down in the comment section there.

All that helps out the new drivers working towards a license or veteran drivers who are working to be crash free.

If you like what you see here share, subscribe, leave a comment down in the comment section.

As well, hit that thumbs up button.

For new drivers, head over to the Smart Drive Test website.

The pass your road test first time course - get your 30% off.

Look down in the description there, get your coupon and head over there and sign up for that course and be successful on your road test first time guaranteed, Pass your Road test first time or sixty days money-back guarantee.

Nobody wants to fail the road test.

That's a real drag.

As well, head over to the Facebook page and sign up for the Smart Drivers' Mastermind group and share your information with other drivers.

Lots of great discussion over there and questions of the week for new drivers and veteran drivers alike.

Find that link down in the description.

I'm Rick with Smart Drive Test.

Thanks very much for watching.

Good luck on your road test.

And remember pick the best answer not necessarily the right answer.

Have a great day.

Bye now.


Log in to comment

Latest Smarter Driver Podcast

Learn tips & strategies to pass your driver's test first time - both your learner's permit and on-road test.
July 08, 2022 Rick August, PhD

Pass Your Driver's Test First Time

No matter at what stage of your learning, these tips, strategies and skills will ensure you pass first time. Learn your job, the driving examiner's job, and what are the best practices for test day?

© Smart Drive Test Inc. 2024.

Contact Us: [email protected]