fbpx

Cart

The cart is empty

Cannot find your purchased courses? Click here to Login!

One of the keys to observation on a road test is shoulder checking.

Shoulder Checking | Passing a Road Test

https://youtu.be/OpiZNRU8gKE

Shoulder Checking - Critical for Observation

You must shoulder check on a road test.

Every time you make a turn, you shoulder check.

Turning

You shoulder check approximately a half a block from where you're going to turn and then immediately before you turn you shoulder check again.

Shoulder Check for Lane MergestMerging

Anytime that you're going to merge lanes, you have to shoulder check.

Any time that you move the vehicle laterally you have to shoulder check.

So if you're in a parking lot, for example, and you're turning a corner or moving the vehicle sideways, you have to shoulder check.

Shoulder checking is one of the fundamentals of observation for the purposes of a road test in a car and light truck, an ambulance, or a class four vehicle, which is less than 25 passengers or in a 15-passenger van, you have to shoulder check.

Conclusion

Two times for a turn - one half a block--approximately--from the turn.

Immediately before the turn; merging; and anytime you move the vehicle sideways you have the shoulder check.

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

If you're having any trouble with your shoulder checking drop us a note.

We'll be more than happy to help you out with how to do that and I'll leave a more extensive video.

And I'll leave a card up here for you on how to shoulder check for the purposes of a road test.

Log in to comment
Learn all the tips and techniques to both drive in the winter and pass your on-road driver's test.

Yes...Take Your Driver's Test in the Winter

Category: Winter Driving Smart Author: Rick
There are many excellent reasons why you should take your driver's test in the winter time. I know...I know - you've listened to all the negative rhetoric. All the negative nellies that say: "IF YOU DRIVE IN THE WINTER, YOU WILL DIE....YOU WILL DIE!"
Giving driving lessons to Charlie in preparation for him to take his on-road driver's test.

The Secret to Learning to Drive

Category: Pass Driver's Test Author: Rick
Here we show you the secret ingredients to become a better, smarter driver faster.
These 5-section-head signals direct traffic through complex intersections. It is a regular traffic light that controls right turns and public transit.

Doghouse Traffic Lights

Category: Signs, Signals & Road Markings Author: Rick
Learn how to turn right on a red light to pass your road test.
Often, U turns can be done at T intersections in low density traffic without incident or interference.

How to Do A U-Turn

Category: Turning Author: Rick
Learn how to do a U-Turn to pass your road test - watch the video.
A new driver successfully passes his road test...FIRST TIME! Get your Driver's Test Checklist!

How to Back Into Parking Space

Category: Pass Driver's Test Author: Rick
Want to know how to Reverse Stall Park for your driver's licence road test? Watch the video.
A new driver successfully passes his road test...FIRST TIME! Get your Driver's Test Checklist!

Turning Left at "Left Turn Signal"

Category: Signs, Signals & Road Markings Author: Rick
Beware the "Left Turn Signal" - it could be the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing on your driver's test.
Default Image

How NOT to Turn Left | Traffic Smart

Category: Pass Driver's Test Author: Rick
"Near-miss" driving experiences - tell us yours! Watch the video to see that you can't sit in an intersection on a highway!
Traffic light exclusively controlling left turning traffic.

Traffic Light for Left Turning Traffic

Category: Pass Driver's Test Author: Rick
BEWARE--The left-turning traffic is controlled by the traffic light on the left. If the traffic light on the left is red and the other traffic light is green, left-turning traffic cannot turn. I once had a student fail his road test because he moved to turn…
Default Image

How to Turn Left to Pass a Road Test

Category: Pass Driver's Test Author: Rick
Turning left is a complex manoeuvre that often proves daunting for new drivers. Watch the video to learn the steps.

© Smart Drive Test Inc. 2022. Hosted by Cybersalt