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G2 Test again....what t f? help svp

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by rockstardom, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. rockstardom

    rockstardom TRIBE Member

    So I lived for a few years outside of Canada and like a dumbass I let my drivers licence expire for several years (even though I have been licenced for more than a decade).

    I took the G1 test and barely remember the info. but luckily passed.

    Can't seem to find good info. on what exactly they are testing for the G2.

    Anyone remember or know good info.?

    All I remember is not too speed, check mirrors, blind spots
    Do you have to parallel park, 3 point turn etc...?

    Any advice would be awesome :)
     
  2. ravinjunkie

    ravinjunkie TRIBE Member

    do a refresher lesson with any driving school. it shouldn't cost more than $30.
    yes three point, parell parking - up hill or downhill parking.
     
  3. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    Emergency Stop may be on there too. Signal, pull over to hard shoulder, turn blinkers on, put hand brake on.
     
  4. rockstardom

    rockstardom TRIBE Member

    Thanks Grinch....totally forgot about that one!
     
  5. Musical Rush

    Musical Rush TRIBE Member

    With the G2 they'll take you out onto the highway. During the test stay in the right lane until you're told to change lanes. They'll take you to a spot where there's flashing lights, usually you'll come to a flashing red. Everything else been said already. If you park up hill remember to turn your wheels out so If the car were to roll back, the tires would hit the curb. For downhill park turn the wheels in towards the curb.
     
  6. LivingRoomPornstar

    LivingRoomPornstar TRIBE Member

    I made the same mistake, and will be taking the G test in a couple of months.

    It's not so bad. The only thing I "forgot" during the test was to turn my wheels in when stopping on a decline, but it was the most gradual decline ever, so I only engaged the parking brake.

    Anyway, thanks for making me feel better -- I felt like a total numbskull when I realized I had to go through the whole graduated licensing sham again.
     
  7. xtcfreak

    xtcfreak TRIBE Member

    Wait , I can't remember, is there a highway test with the G1 exit? If so, don't forget to be going 100km/hour before merging onto the highway - assuming it is the 400 series.

    Jay
     
  8. djfear

    djfear TRIBE Member

    So you can lose your G license if you don't renew it? How do those rules work? How long do you have until you can renew it?
     
  9. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    5 years from date of issue I believe.
    My friends who emigrated to Scotland still come back every few years to renew all their Canadian docs for when they move back eventually.
     
  10. KiX

    KiX TRIBE Member

    the one thing i remember getting dinged for was not fully rotating my head to check for oncoming traffic. eyeball rotation is insufficient it seems, there must be cranial rotation!

    to pass the test just pick up one of those drivers ed books at canadian tire or shoppers. a read through or two is all you need. follow the rules, turn your head, come to complete stops, don't hit things and you should pass.
     
  11. maphi

    maphi TRIBE Member

    You renew it every 5 years, but if you forget and it expires, there's a 1 year grace period where you can simply pay the fee and renew your license without penalty. After that year is up, you go back to square one.
     
  12. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    they can just send their CAD license to the UK gov't and get a UK license. Straight up trade. You can trade back when you move to Canada again.
     
  13. skyparty

    skyparty TRIBE Member

    Take your test outside the GTA- soooooo easy.

    and the renew your G you pay for fee, get a new picture, and done.

    I'm pretty sure we don't even get a new test until we're ancient, as long as we have a good driving record! am I right?
     
  14. djfear

    djfear TRIBE Member

    Ah, so 1 year after expiring is what I was looking for. Okay... just curious. I have a GM2 so it would be almost double bad to let it expire!
     
  15. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    Not Health Cards though ;)

    They're back over at least once or twice a year because they still have property and business interests here so it's worthwhile for them to just do the renewal stuff when they come over.
     
  16. thom100

    thom100 TRIBE Member


    Not exactly true. After 1 year but before 3 past expiry you can take your road exam and not have to go into the graduated system.

    What are the wait times like now for road tests after the big strike last year? I have to come back to the city for this reason.
     
  17. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    I had to redo the whole graduated licensing crap because I didn't know my license was suspended for 3 years because I was late (I did pay) a speeding ticket. My own fault I guess because I changed addresses twice and didn't update my license.

    I couldn't believe the G1 test was on the same video machines with the same 80s video they had the first time I took it in 1990.

    The G1 road test has no highway driving and no parallel parking.

    The G2 road test is highway driving and parallel parking. Even though I've been driving for almost 20 years, I almost failed this. I didn't do anything illegal, but he noted I didn't check mirrors/blindspots when I did. I just didn't exaggerate my motions. So make sure you're obvious when checking mirrors and stuff.

    Getting booked for the G2 test was pretty quick. I booked at the end of Jan and got a road test for 1.5 weeks later.
     
  18. sarafina

    sarafina TRIBE Member


    From what I could find on the website this week, I don't think this is true anymore. My G2 is expiring on Monday (for the second time! I never drive since moving away for university, so I never end up doing the G exit test!) and apparently they no longer do tests after the expiration date, or extend if you have a test book, as used to be the case.

    edit: sorry, what you said is correct. you can't simply extend your license. within 3 years you CAN do your G1 test, then do your road tests without waiting.
     
  19. mandapanda

    mandapanda TRIBE Member

    we so didn't have to do any of this stuff (uphill parking and highway test) when i got my driver's test 15 years ago in manitoba (probably cos there are no hills and all the highways are all two lanes!) - i'm kind of wishing we did because when i drove on zee highway the other weekend, i nearly killed myself like 3 times. i was THAT driver. i kind of want to do a refresher just so i don't die next time.
     
  20. ScottBentley

    ScottBentley TRIBE Member

    ...the one handed parallel park (with the other hand behind the passenger seat so I could twist my body a bit to see where I was going). EVERYONE I KNOW DOES THIS! I forgot it's a no-no though. The instructor actually let out a little gasp. lol

    Like someone else said, try to get to the suburbs for your test. Brampton used to have a dedicated testing course, you don't even have to go out in to traffic.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2010
  21. Silvershadow

    Silvershadow TRIBE Member

    That's not exactly right either. I let my licence run out over a year (cause I never got the notice that it was expiring and as I wasn't driving, I never noticed until a waitress at a bar pointed it out to me), and I didn't have to take a test at all. I had to go to the test centre to renew it, and had to show my birth certificate and all that stuff, but I didn't have to take any tests, road or written.

    I believe what they told me at the first office I went to was that if the driver's licence is expired more than a year, but less than 3, you can just go to the test center to renew it, exam-free. After 3 years, you have to do the exam over though.
     
  22. Blue Meanies

    Blue Meanies TRIBE Member

    This is the same info I received. If you have a full Canadian license. Your allowed 3 years to renew any more than 3 and its back to the start of graduated hell. But don't get caught driving on an expired license or your in shit.:(
     
  23. thom100

    thom100 TRIBE Member


    Oh really? I don't fully understand the graduated system I got my license before it started. So if I have my full license and it expired less than 3 years ago all I have to do is go down to the office to renew?

    this info, instead of the bad I got, would have been very helpful before I moved to BC.
     
  24. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    I got my original license before graduated licensing as well but when I had to start over, I had to go through the whole graduated licensing process. Ridiculous if you ask me and a total cash grab.
     
  25. Silvershadow

    Silvershadow TRIBE Member

    Yeah, but it has to be an actual Test Centre you go to. I have no idea why. I went to a regular licence office before and they said that they can only renew it there if it's expired less than a year. After a year, you need to go to a Test Centre, even though there's no test involve unless it's been expired more than 3 years.
     

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