Class 5 & 7 (Getting you ready for your ICBC road test)

Types of vehicles you can drive with class 5 / 7:

• Two-axle vehicles including cars, vans, trucks and tow trucks. 

• Trailers or towed vehicles may not exceed 4,600 kg. • Motorhomes (including those with more than two axles). 

• Limited-speed motorcycles** and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). 

• Passenger vehicles used as school buses with seating capacity of not more than 10 persons (including the driver). 

• Construction and utility vehicles.

 • Three-wheeled vehicles — does not include three-wheeled motorcycles (trikes) or motorcycle/sidecar combinations.

 • Does not include Class 4 vehicles or motorcycles.

What We Teach for Class 5 / 7:

1-Skills: Both the Class 7 and the Class 5 road tests will test your driving skills: observation, maintaining space margins, speed control, steering and communication. 

2-Hazard perception : both tests will assess your hazard perception. In the Class 7 test, you’ll be asked to pull over, look ahead, and explain what hazards you would look out for in the driving environment. In the Class 5 test, you’ll be asked at certain times during the test to say the names of the hazards you see as you drive.  If English is not your first language, and you don’t know the name of a hazard, you may point and say “hazard.”

3-Manoeuvres : whether you’re taking the Class 7 or the Class 5 test, you may be tested on these manoeuvres:

• Intersection manoeuvres (driving straight through, turning right, turning left)

• Entering and exiting a highway or freeway

• Backing up

• Changing lanes

• Parking at the side of the road

• Parking on a hill

• Reverse stall parking

• Parallel parking

• Two- and three-point turns

• General driving, such as straight driving, driving on hills and curves.