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G2 Exit / G Driving Test (Highway) Routes in Oshawa

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G2 Exit / G Driving Test (Highway) Routes in Oshawa

I just passed my G2 exit / G test (with highway) in Oshawa about two weeks ago. Prior to the test, I had failed at Peterborough once. (I'm from Toronto btw.) I then decided to fire my instructor and practice on my own, and to do the test in Oshawa by myself. So I practiced several times with a Zipcar on the weekends, got to know the area really well, before I took the test (again with a Zipcar!) The driving test area is really quiet on the weekends, making it perfect for self-practice. Also, try to book your test on a week day from 1pm to 2:30pm. There are fewer cars on the road during this time frame. I'm very happy I did all the practice myself and of course exercised all the tips my previous instructor gave me. It also gave me enormous confidence driving by myself on the road. If you think you can do it on your own, you should do it!

This is my test route:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52251229/Oshawa/oshawa_me.gif

These two are the ones I found online and used for my practice:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52251229/Oshawa/oshawag.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52251229/Oshawa/attachment.jpg

The basic ideas:
(1) First, you'll get tested for (a) emergency parking, (b) three point turn, AND (c) parallel parking in a residential area around the DriveTest Centre.
(2) You'll get on the highway twice, and do lane change on the highway.
(3) You'll go through a commercial strip/area.

The order of (2) and (3) can be flexible, but (1) usually happens at the beginning.
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Guys, I just passed my G test in Oshawa. It was actually rather easy but can be tricky. I was told to do

a) Emergency Parking / Roadside Stop
b) Three Point Turn
c) Parallel Parking
d) Enter and exit the Expressway twice (in both cases to change lane to the left and then back to the right)
e) Turn left on a one-way street (this is the tricky part, make sure you are on the very left lane- I almost failed here!)
f) Front park

The easiest parts to the test was Emergency Parking and Three Point Turn. I didn't lose any points here. One thing I learned from my instructor about parallel parking is you can go as far as back as you want (you don't have to presume a vehicle is behind you). Just make sure not to hit the curb!
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Joshray wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2013 7:03 am
Guys, I just passed my G test in Oshawa. It was actually rather easy but can be tricky. I was told to do

a) Emergency Parking / Roadside Stop
b) Three Point Turn
c) Parallel Parking
d) Enter and exit the Expressway twice (in both cases to change lane to the left and then back to the right)
e) Turn left on a one-way street (this is the tricky part, make sure you are on the very left lane- I almost failed here!)
f) Front park

The easiest parts to the test was Emergency Parking and Three Point Turn. I didn't lose any points here. One thing I learned from my instructor about parallel parking is you can go as far as back as you want (you don't have to presume a vehicle is behind you). Just make sure not to hit the curb!

may i know which street?
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Passed today on my first shot - Oshawa :)
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Jan 5, 2016
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That really helped.

i got G from Oshawa today. I had a test previously in Port Union, but didn't work out.
Its kind of difficult in Port union compared to Oshawa. In oshawa he inner route may not be similar all the time. They frequently takes deviation here and there..
But the highway enter,exit might always be the same. The highway is not crowded, so that helps a lot.
my test was at 9 AM though.

Things to notice in Oshawa

- Do not have frequent speed limit signs. So keep the speed around 50, apart from residential zones
- Frequent one-way stop sings. look for that
- There are some part or children zone. limit speed there
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Feb 27, 2016
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I have tried it in downsview once but didn't work out. I'm so happy that i tired it in Oshawa. Your comments halped me a lot. I'll try to remember my route n post it for u guys.
Thank you so much guys for the help
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I just had my road test to get my G license. I knew EXACTLY how it was going to go down as soon as I saw the guy testing me. He was SO DAMN RUDE and such a "I hate life, I don't want to be here. I'll fail you for the heck of it" attitude.

I've been driving on the highway almost everyday for over a year. I did everything perfectly in the test except for one mistake. There's this one-way street that has 4 lanes going in the same direction. I've never seen anything like it so I was so out of the loop. I was told to turn left, but I was in the 2nd lane from the left. I was confused because right in front of the lane I was supposed to be in are cars parked on the left side of the road. I understand I was in the wrong, but I feel like he made every effort to make sure I failed. When he saw I knew how to bloody drive he took me towards the very end of the test to this street to throw me off and have a reason to fail me.

I'm such a cautious driver. I hate the guy who tested me, he needs to be fired or grow a heart. I've taken my G2 road test in Oshawa and passed on the first try. I had a nice lady, the guy could learn a thing or two from her. He's #147. Good luck to those who have him.
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Joshray wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2013 7:03 am
Guys, I just passed my G test in Oshawa. It was actually rather easy but can be tricky. I was told to do

a) Emergency Parking / Roadside Stop
b) Three Point Turn
c) Parallel Parking
d) Enter and exit the Expressway twice (in both cases to change lane to the left and then back to the right)
e) Turn left on a one-way street (this is the tricky part, make sure you are on the very left lane- I almost failed here!)
f) Front park

The easiest parts to the test was Emergency Parking and Three Point Turn. I didn't lose any points here. One thing I learned from my instructor about parallel parking is you can go as far as back as you want (you don't have to presume a vehicle is behind you). Just make sure not to hit the curb!
What do you mean you "almost" failed? Were you in the correct lane when turning or no?

I know what street you're talking about. I was so confused once we got to this road as I have never driven on it. Also, my tester was HELLLAA rude and had an I hate life attitude. He's #147.
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wanheda wrote:
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What do you mean you "almost" failed? Were you in the correct lane when turning or no?

I know what street you're talking about. I was so confused once we got to this road as I have never driven on it. It had 4 lanes I believe going ONE DIRECTION, and I incorrectly turned left in the 2nd furthest lane from the left. Also, my tester was HELLLAA rude and had a I hate life attitude. He needs to be fired, such a jack***. He's #147, BEWARE!!!

I literally did EVERYTHING perfect, I drive on the highway almost every single day for over a year but failed because of that left turn.
I switched to the correct lane but I didn't notice it was one-way until approaching left turn.
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