Q. What are the first steps in applying for an Ontario license?
A. All applicants for an Ontario driver's license are required to present a valid foreign driver's license, pass a vision test and a written knowledge test regarding Ontario's traffic rules, pay all applicable fees and provide proof of identity. Applicants who fulfill these requirements can obtain a G1 license.
Applicants are required to provide adequate proof of licensed foreign driving experience. However, if that is not possible, applicants may declare their licensed foreign driving experience on the driver's license application form.
All applicants must declare their licensed driving experience on the driver's license application form.
Q. What does an applicant do if they fail their G1 road test?
A. If an applicant fails their G1 road test, they may reschedule to take the test again. Applicants who are unsuccessful at the G1 road test must wait 10 days before reattempting the test.
What are the G1 Licensing conditions?
The G1 licensing conditions are:
- Maintain a zero blood alcohol level while driving;
- Be accompanied by a fully licensed driver, who has at least four years driving experience, and a blood alcohol level of less than .05 per cent, in case he/she needs to take over the wheel;
- Ensure the accompanying driver is the only other person in the front seat;
- Ensure the number of passengers in the vehicle is limited to the number of working seat belts;
- Refrain from driving on Ontario's "400-series" highways or on high speed expressways such as the Queen Elizabeth Way, Don Valley Parkway, Gardiner Expressway, E.C. Row Expressway and the Conestoga Parkway;
- Refrain from driving between midnight and 5:00 a.m.