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The Difference Between ICBC Class 5 and 7 Licenses

Driving (Class 5 and 7 Licenses) is an essential skill that almost everyone should possess in today’s world. With the rising demand for a driver’s license, it’s essential to understand the different classes of licenses available. In Canada, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is the regulatory body that issues driver’s licenses. The two most common classes of licenses are the Class 5 and 7 licenses. In this article, we will explore the differences between these two classes of licenses and help you decide which one is best for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. ICBC Class 5 License
    1. Eligibility
    2. Road Test
    3. Restrictions
    4. Endorsements
  3. ICBC Class 7 License
    1. Eligibility
    2. Road Test
    3. Restrictions
    4. Endorsements
  4. Differences Between ICBC Class 5 and 7 Licenses
    1. Age
    2. Supervision
    3. Restrictions
    4. Endorsements
  5. Which License Should You Choose?
  6. Conclusion
  7. FAQs

ICBC Class 5 License

The ICBC Class 5 license is the standard driver’s license in British Columbia. It is required to operate most non-commercial vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs. Here are some important details to know about this license:

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Class 5 license, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Pass a written knowledge test.
  • Hold a Class 7 learner’s license for at least 12 months or complete an ICBC-approved driver training course.

Road Test

To obtain a Class 5 license, you must pass a road test that assesses your driving skills. The road test includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, driving in various traffic situations, and a parallel parking maneuver.

Restrictions

Once you have a Class 5 license, you can drive alone or with passengers. However, there are restrictions on the number of passengers you can carry if you are a new driver. For the first six months, you can only have one passenger who is not a family member. After six months, you can have up to three passengers who are not family members.

Endorsements

You can add endorsements to your Class 5 license, such as air brakes or motorcycle, by passing additional knowledge and road tests.

ICBC Class 7 License

The ICBC Class 7 license is also known as the “N” or novice driver’s license. It is a learner’s license that allows you to practice driving under supervision. Here are some important details to know about this license:

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Class 7 license, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Pass a written knowledge test.
  • Pass a vision test.

Visit your neighborhood driver licensing office to apply for your learner’s license. Make sure to bring main and secondary identification, as well as a custodial parent or legal guardian if you are under the age of 19. (Unless you can apply for an exemption). Bring any necessary glasses or contact lenses, as well as the funds needed for the Class 7L license and knowledge test.

Road Test

You do not need to pass a road test to obtain a Class 7 license. However, you must practice driving under the supervision of a licensed driver.

Restrictions

With a Class 7 license, you must always drive with a supervisor who has a valid Class 5 license or higher. The supervisor must have at least two years of driving experience and a blood alcohol content of less than 0.05%. You can only carry one passenger, and you cannot drive between midnight and 5:00 AM.

Endorsements

You cannot add endorsements to your Class

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Class 5 - Part 1

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It is illegal to park:

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Drawbacks of tailgating:

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If there is airbag in steering wheel, which position of the steering is good

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When you are going downhill, your vehicle will need a longer distance to stop because of

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Traction will reduce by

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You are driving outside city/town where no speed limit is posted, what will be yours vehicle speed:

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You are driving in a city/town where no speed limit is posted, what will be yours vehicle speed:

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Hazard is

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Before you back up, make sure you do a:

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Which is in correct sequence?

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Turn wheel:

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Turn wheel:

turn wheel

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It is illegal to park:

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It is illegal to park:

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It is illegal to park:

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HOV lanes are reserved for

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U-turns are illegal if

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If you entered the roundabout in left lane

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Roundabouts are usually

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When green arrow turned off and only the regular green traffic is on, what you will do?

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When flashing green arrow turns yellow, what you will do?

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How you can judge that stale green light is about to turn yellow

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A controlled intersection found in

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Check tire pressure at least

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You should turn the engine off if stopped for more than

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Check tire inflation/tire pressure when tires are

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Do not use cruise control

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If you car has no daytime running lights drive

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If you turn switch to LOCK position in running car

lock

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You should keep children in the back seat until

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