When can I get a regular G licence?After you have held your G2 licence for at least 12 months without any violations, you can take the G2 road test. This licence is free and unrestricted. It will be valid for 5 years. When you make it to this point, drive responsibly!
Is there anything specific I should be practicing to help me develop driving skills for the Ontario road test?Here’s a word of advice… practice EVERYTHING pertaining to the rules of the road. Sharpening those driving skills is the key to passing the road test. Here are some specific skills you should be practicing. Your practice should not be limited to this though. A good driving mentor should be able to properly guide you on additional skills.
- Practice signaling, entering, and leaving turns in the proper lane.
- Practice driving through intersections at the proper speed.
- Become acquainted with different types of intersections and how to react in situations involving pedestrians and other vehicles.
- Practice speed and space control.
- Become familiar with how to react to various road signs
How much does a G2 test cost?The first attempt for a Class G2 road test is usually included with your original G1 licence package. However, if you need to pay for the test separately, it would cost you $52.50.
Can I practice driving anywhere in Ontario?This will depend on which licence you hold. If you hold only a G1 licence, you may not drive on any 400 series expressways or highways unless accompanied by a driving instructor. Other than that, you can drive anywhere with a G licensed driver who has held their licence for at least 4 years. If you hold a G2 licence, you may practice driving anywhere.
Where can I find a driving school in Ontario?When searching for driving schools, you must make certain they are Ministry approved. You will have classroom and behind-the-wheel training. You may find ministry-approved schools at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/gradu/approve.shtml You can also check out some schools at http://find-a-driving-school.ca/ontario/
What things will I be expected to do on the Ontario road test?On the G2 road test, you can expect to demonstrate the following:
- Proper following distance between vehicles
- Parallel parking
- Proper Lane changing
- Frequent and exaggerated blind spot checks
- Defensive driving techniques
- Navigating through an intersection
- 3 point turn arounds
- And more… ..
On the G road test, you will be expected to drive on the expressway. Before the test begins, you will have to state how many times in the past three months you have driven on a 400-series highway or highway with a speed limit of 80 km/hr. You will have been expected to have done the above at least 5 times. Road tests last about 20 to 30 minutes.
Are there any suggestions on what to do the night before my Ontario road test?Be prepared to arrive at least 30 minutes early for your exam. This will give you time to check in before your test. If possible, use the night before your Ontario road test as one more practice session. Relax, think positive and get a good night’s rest.
How do I schedule a driving test in Ontario?You may call the Call Centre at 1-888-570-6110 or 416-325-8580 to book a road test, or you can visit a DriveTest Centre in person. You may also conveniently book online at https://www.rtbo.rus.mto.gov.on.ca/scripts/english/index.asp
Where do I go to take my Ontario driving test?Ontario driving tests are offered at all DriveTest Driver Examination Centres.
Will the Ministry of Transportation Office provide me with a car for the Ontario road test?No. Getting a car is your responsibility. You are free to rent a car or borrow one from a neighbor or family member.