G Driving Test

September 25, 2008

This post is intended for Kitchener inhabitants.

If you need to go for your G driving test, and can avoid the Kitchener Driving Test Centre, please do so. You will be doing yourself a big favour. At some point during your test, you’ll have to merge on the highway, but the ramp is so short, that it’s very hard to reach 90 km/h before merging while checking your mirrors, and blind spot at the same time.

I passed my G test today, but because I could get my car speed up to only 85 km/h, it was written down as a point against me.

One more thing, if you can do your test in a car equipped with an automatic transmission, do so. I did my test in my car, which is equipped with a standard transmission, and there were times when I was judged to have taken too long to put my hand back on the steering wheel after having shifted gears.

To sum up, I was judged to have made 30 errors, which is the limit for passing. I don’t think that some of the errors attributed to me were justified. But, I don’t care anymore. I passed the test. It does not matter if a team wins 10-0 or 1-0: winning is winning.