G road test in Oakville - Passed!!
I have attempted the G road test in Oakville, ON very recently and just want to share my experience which might be useful for the readers here.
I arrived 30 mins before the scheduled time, I was asked to wait in my car in the parking lot.
The examiner was a nice and kind lady in mid 50s who introduced herself, checked the electronic signals and the brake in the car are working.
She told that I am not allowed to use mobile phone or any other electronic devices in the car (which I read as backup camera, parking assistant, GPS etc)
She asked me to sign a form stating the number of times I drove on 400 series highway with average km/trip.
She explained that she expects me to drive safely following her instructions and will never ask me to violate any rules hence no tricks during the test, during lane changes in the highway if I feel that it might be risky then advised not to attempt it, continue in the same lane and wait for further instructions
While exiting the drive test centre, turn left on the Cornwall Road (Speed limit is max 60 km/hr)
Turn left on Ford Drive
Turn right on Sheridan garden drive (Do a lane change checking mirrors and blind spot and turn second lights on Sheridan garden dr)
Turn left on Gable drive into the residential , where I was tested for the following - Emergency road side stop, Parallel Parking, 3 point turn (hitting the curb will be a fail), Stop sign at 4-way intersection, Stop sign with a line/ without line. (Speed limit is 40 km/hr)
Turn left on Kingsway Dr and right on Ford Dr (you are allowed to take a right turn on red signal here, so do not stop and wait for signals)
Take the QEW towards Hamilton (Entry ramp has 30 km/hr sign, so slow down and lucky if you are not impeding any traffic. Also merge smoothly, speed up on time)
Lane changes are tested. Eyes on mirrors every 5-8 secs, Blind spot checks by turning your head literally while doing lane changes
Exit at Trafalgar Road, keep the car in the middle lane turning left
Do a lane change to the right and enter the highway QEW towards Toronto.
Exit at Royal Windsor Dr, maintain speed at 80 km/hr till you see the sign board max 60 km/hr begins (this is not an uniform road, so you may want to try driving smoothly which is also a minor mistake)
Turn right at Ford Dr
Turn right at Cornwall Road and back to the Drive test centre.
And those golden words - Congratulations you have passed the test!!
Things to know -
A definite fail could be because of the following: Preventable collision, Dangerous action, Traffic Law violation, Inadequate skills to complete test, Too many driving errors.
Also too many minor errors will result in fail
Do not be nervous, listen and drive with caution