How do I get my G1/G2/G?
What is Graduated Licensing?
Where do I go for testing?
How much does testing cost?
What are the restrictions for my licence?
Where is the closest Ministry of Transportation/DriveTest centre?
Where is the closest DriveWise centre?
When can I begin driver training?
What are the costs for training courses?
When is the next class?
What is included in the SafeStart program?
What program should I take if I'm looking to reduce my insurance?
How long does training last?
What courses do you offer?
Does DriveWise do professional/corporate/municipal training?
What vehicles can training be provided for?
Can you teach me how to drive standard/automatic?
When you turn 16, you are elgible to take the G1 test. You will take a vision test prior to your written test. The written test is made up of two parts: Signs and Rules of the Road. To best prepare for this test, please read "The Driver's Handbook" that can be found at any MTO or DriveTest centre and many bookstores, or take a DriveWise training program before your test. You must bring two pieces of identification that show your legal name, birthdate and signature to the DriveTest centre. Acceptable forms of identification include: passport, birth certificate, health card and student card. A full list of appropriate ID's can be found at http://www.drivetest.ca/en/license/HowToApply.aspx. Written tests can be done at any DriveTest centre and you can find a full list at http://www.drivetest.ca/en/loc/Dec.aspx
You may go for your G2 road test after 12 months of having a G1, or 8 months if you have taken an MTO-approved Beginner Driver Education Program (like the SafeStart program offered by DriveWise).
During your G2 road test, you are evaluated on your knowledge and skills behind the wheel. You must book a G2 test in advance and can do so by visiting https://www.rtbo.rus.mto.gov.on.ca/scripts/english/index.asp, visiting a DriveTest centre or by phone at 1-888-570-6110
After one year of driving with your G2 licence, you are able to go for your G road test. You will be tested on similar areas as your G2 road test, but will be required to enter and exit the highway.
You must book a G test in advance and can do so by visiting https://www.rtbo.rus.mto.gov.on.ca/scripts/english/index.asp, visiting a DriveTest centre or by phone at 1-888-570-6110
As of April 1, 1994, all new drivers applying for their first car or motorcycle licence enter Ontario's Graduated Licensing System (GLS). Graduated licensing lets new drivers get driving experience and skills gradually. The two-step licensing process takes at least 20 months to complete.
To apply for a licence, you must be at least 16 years old and pass a vision test and a knowledge test on the rules of the road and traffic signs. After you pass these tests, you will get a Class G1 or M1 licence and a driver information package for new drivers. You must pass two road tests to become fully licensed.
New drivers earn full driving privileges in two stages and have five years to complete the program (Classes G1, G2, M2 or M2 with condition "L") and graduate to a full licence (Classes G, M or M with condition L).
Written tests can be done at any DriveTest centre. Please visit http://www.drivetest.ca/en/loc/Dec.aspx to find a location nearest you.
Road tests must be booked in advance which can be done so by visiting a DriveTest centre, over the phone at 1-888-570-6110 or online at https://www.rtbo.rus.mto.gov.on.ca/scripts/english/index.asp
G1 Licence - cost includes knowledge test, G2 road test and five year licence - $125
G1 Written re-test - $10
G2 Road re-test - $40
G/M Road Test - $75
As a G1 driver, you are required to:
- 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
- Refrain from driving between midnight and 5:00 a.m.
Note: If your accompanying driver is a driving instructor licensed in Ontario, you may drive on any road.
As a G2 driver, you are required to:
- Maintain a zero blood alcohol level while driving;
- Ensure the number of passengers in the vehicle is limited to the number of working seat belts.
As of August 1, 2010, ANY driver younger than 22 must retain a zero BAC while driving, regardless of possession of a full G.
To further protect youth on our roads, effective September 1, 2005: the number of young passengers that teen G2 drivers can carry will be limited from midnight to 5 a.m. as follows:
- Initially, G2 drivers 19 or under can carry only one passenger aged 19 or under.
- After the first six months, and until the G2 driver earns a full G licence or turns 20, they can carry up to three passengers aged 19 or under.
Please visit http://www.drivewisesafety.com/contact-us/drivewise-centres for a list of our centres
You can begin driver training when you turn 16, or just prior to your 16th birthday. You must have a valid G1 before beginning in-vehicle training.
DriveWise offers several different programs that suit different requirements. Our SafeStart program is $755 + tax and our Road Ready package (includes 10 private in-vehicle lessons) is $425 + tax. For a full list of programs, please visit http://www.drivewisesafety.com/barrie
Classes run during the week, weekday evenings and weekends. Programs can be taken 4 days in a row, over 2 weekends or 2 nights a week for 4 weeks. The latest schedule is up at http://www.drivewisesafety.com/barrie or at your local DriveWise centre's website (http://www.drivewisesafety.com/contact-us/drivewise-centres)
The regular SafeStart program consists of 40 hours of targeted learning: 20 hours are spent in class, with 6 in the simulation lab, 10 hours of online learning and 10 hours of private in-vehicle instruction.
The deluxe SafeStart program consists of 20 hours of in-class training, including 6 hours in the simulation lab, 8 hours of online learning and 12 hours of private in-vehicle training.
Both the SafeStart and Deluxe SafeStart are are MTO-Approved BDE Courses â€” BDE Graduates with a Driver's Licence History may be eligible for an insurance discount.
Each training program varies in length to best reach the learning objectives. Our SafeStart program is 40 hours divided into in-vehicle, in-class, online and simulation training. For a full list of training programs and details, please visit us at http://www.drivewisesafety.com/barrie
DriveWise offers a wide variety of programs that are suited to different learning objectives and risk factors. Our SafeStart program is perfect for new drivers looking to get their G1, G2 or G. The Road and Test Ready packages are ideal for practice and preperation for road tests.
DriveWise offers extensive training for various professional and corporate industries. DriveWise is able to offer online modules (pre-hire screening, new-hire and recurrent training), in-class lessons (both in-house and mobile/on-site), simulation training and optional in-vehicle learning. Some of our clients include Brinks, FedEx, Staples and Pacific Western Transportation. DriveWise offers national and international safety standardization based on risk mitigation data provided by our clients. Programming is built to be occupation-specific in order to best satisfy our clients' needs.
DriveWise can provide training for the following vehicles:
Private Motor Vehicle
Pick-up Truck (With or without trailer)
Heavy Truck (Manual or Automatic Transmission, various speeds including 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, super 10, 13 and 18)
Police Cruiser (various models including the Crown Victoria, Impala and Charger)
Hummer and other military vehicles
Yes! DriveWise is one of the only driver training centres that offer both standard and automatic lessons using the power of simulation. Students are able to practice shifting techniques on the simulator without worrying about harming the vehicle's clutch or transmission. Please contact us directly if you would like to set up a lesson.