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Ontario G1 License Requirements and Restrictions

December 14, 2010

Student learning how to drive
As a new driver, it’s important to understand G1 licensing requirements and what restrictions you must adhere to in order to maintain your G1 license. Otherwise, you could be faced with a license suspension or steep fines for fewer infractions than a fully licensed driver. Many companies that provide auto insurance in Ontario are hesitant to insure drivers who have already had traffic tickets or accidents before even receiving their full license.

Essentially, there are six conditions placed on G1 drivers during the waiting period that must pass before they can take their G1 exit test to earn their G2 license. This waiting period is a minimum of twelve months unless the G1 driver has successfully completed a provincially approved driving course from an accredited school, which shortens the wait to eight months.

G1 License Conditions:

  1. G1 drivers must have a “zero” blood alcohol level while driving – without exception.
  2. G1 drivers must always drive with a licensed driver who has a minimum of four years of licensed driving experience in the passenger seat. The licensed driver must have a blood alcohol level below 0.05% – in case the G1 driver needs to be relieved.
  3. The licensed driver (with minimum four years experience as noted above) must be the only other person in the front seat with the G1 driver – to ensure maximum concentration.
  4. The number of passengers in the vehicle cannot exceed the number of functioning seat belts.
  5. G1 licensed drivers must refrain from driving on 400-series highways.
  6. G1 licensed drivers cannot drive between the hours of midnight and 5:00 am.

There is one exception to rule five above. As a G1 driver, you can drive on any road (including major highways) if the driver accompanying you is a licensed Ontario driving instructor.

Before you are awarded your G1 license, you first need to pass a vision test and a written test. The written test consists of two types of questions – both answered in a multiple choice format. The first section of the test consists of written questions, and the second section shows visual images of signs. If you are nervous about the test, or have failed previously, there are online tests you can take to get accustomed to the questions and prepare yourself for successful results.

G1 License Most Frequently Asked Questions

As a G1 licensed driver, vehicles and insurance are likely new to you, and though exciting, may leave you with some questions. Here are the top questions asked by G1 drivers and about G1 drivers:

  • Can a G1 driver buy a car?

    There’s nothing restricting a G1 driver from buying a car, licensed or not – but you likely won’t be able to insure it to drive until you have your G2 license. Make sure you contact your potential insurance broker or company before buying!

  • Do you need insurance with a G1 licence?

    Generally you cannot get insurance with a G1 license, as you are not yet a qualified driver. G1 drivers are usually covered under their parent or guardian’s car insurance policy until they have secured a G2 license.

  • Does the insurance company need to be notified of a G1 licensed driver in the household?

    Yes – your parent or guardian should notify their insurance company that you have obtained a G1 license. Generally there is no charge to the insured for adding a G1 driver to any auto insurance policy. More importantly, the insurance company must be notified when a G1 licensed driver achieves a G2 license, as G2 licensed drivers can operate motor vehicles independently and therefore must be named as licensed on the auto insurance policy. Even as an occasional driver, this can carry a significant added cost.

  • How many demerit points is a G1 driver permitted?

    G1 drivers in Ontario are permitted six demerit points before a license suspension. However, there are two factors to consider. First, demerit points remain on your license for two years after they have been assigned, so receiving six points while on a G1 (probationary) license means that a license suspension could be imminent if you keep up the same pattern. Secondly, since receiving six demerits at one time is highly unlikely, the points will likely be viewed as an indication of bad driving habits. This means that, especially upon finally receiving a G2 license, the premiums to secure car insurance as a new driver will be exponentially greater. Even looking for cheap car insurance premiums online will likely be a challenge with that many points, a license suspension, and minimal driving history.

Leaner Permits in other Provinces

To find out more about G1 licenses/Class 7 (learners permit) in other provinces, click the following links:

Class 7 (learners permit) in other provinces
Learners practice test

Find out more information on G1 restrictions, visit icandrive.ca

  • alex sigal

    Can my wife{having G1} drive a car with me if I have Canadian driver licence since july 2006{G2} and G since july 2008?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hi Alex,

    In July, you will have 4 years of experience with G level driver’s licence – at that time, your wife can drive with you.

    Below is the actual restriction from the Ministry of Transportation:

    You must be accompanied by a fully licensed driver, who has at least four years driving experience, and a blood alcohol level of less than .05 (accompanying drivers 21 and under must have zero per cent), in case he/she needs to take over the wheel.

  • abdilaahi

    i am 19 years old and i would like to take G1 and my dad also has a G1 and my mom has a G2 and we have just one car . so my question is what is insurance is gonna be if take G1 . my 2nd question is : is there any way that i can take G2 less than 12 months if i am fully good driver ?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    Thank you for your question. Every insurance company is different and their rates will vary depending on a number of underwriting guidelines. You are best to get some quotes for insurance, to ensure you will be receiving the best rates for you. You can go online and visit the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario’s website at http://www.ibao.org and search for a broker nearest you to call directly for some quotes.You are able to take your G2 driving test eight months after you obtain your G1 license IF you have passed an MTO approved driving school. Here is a link for the Ministry approved driving schools: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/gradu/approve.shtml

  • Mitchell

    I am traveling out of province on a regular g1 license and was wondering if I still able to drive following the regular restrictions?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    A G1 is intended for practice in Ontario so you would best to check with the province where you will be driving, as you will fall under their jurisdiction and must obey those laws.

  • Azeem

    I have my G1 licensed, and i was wondering, if i ever need to in a situation drive alone without a G driver beside me, and i drive alone, and a cop pulls me over, what are the consequences? I’ve heard its 30 day suspension, but is there a fine or anything?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    You would be best to check with the Highway Traffic Act. There may be a fine and/or a reinstatement fee on your G1 licence as you licence would be suspended for 30 days for a first offence.

  • nltAsh

    Hi, i was wondering what the penalty is if you a) got caught with only your G1, b) causing an accident with only G1, c) are in an accident, not caused by you

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    If you are driving with a g1 licenced and are unaccompanied by a fully licenced driver, you could face a 30 day licence suspension with could affect your insurance rate when you receive your g2 & g licence. You are best to discuss the accident with your insurance professional as each insurance company has their own rules.

  • Ana

    Hello, I have G1 licence( two years) and I am practicing to take my G2, my question is if I can drive with a foreign relative who came to visit me for a month. My relative has driver license fron her country.

  • mike

    i am driving to nova scotia . my son has a g1 can he drive in other provinces ?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    The G1 licence governs just Ontario. You are best to check with the ministry of transportation for each province that you will be driving in to see if they will accept a G1 as a valid licence.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    You are best to check with the Ministry of Transportation for this answer. The website is http://www.mto.gov.on.ca.

  • Ali

    Hi i was wondering what the consequences would be if a G1 Licensed Driver Went Joyriding in the middle of the night between 12:00 – 5:00 when they are not allowed to and went driving alone without a experienced driver and with one or more passenger(s) that could be in potential harm. Also if the car did not belong to the G1 Driver and was one of his Un-Licensed Passengers Parents.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Ali,

    In most cases, the G1 licenced driver would likely have their licence suspended. Check with the MTO website to be sure. http://www.gov.on.ca.

  • Lorna Salom Crisostomo

    Just wondering if i can apply for G1,im just 2months working here in Ontario and i dont have PR card yet?

  • Rocco

    How long do you have to have your G2 before you can go for your G license?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hi Rocco,

    New drivers must hold a G2 licence for a minimum of 12 months before they can attempt the G2 road test. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Transportation site: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/gradu/index.shtml#g2

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hi Lorna,

    For all the rules on the graduated licensing, please visit: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/gradu/index.shtml#g2

  • Mackenzie Baker

    Hi, I am a 35 year old woman who had a 365 when I was 16 but never went to get my full license. I was wondering if after obtaining the new G1 if I am able to take the G2 test before the 12 months as well as before the 8 months if I take a course? Basically will my previous experience help get me licensed any quicker?
    Thank you

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hi Mackenzie,

    You will likely have to start the licensing process again. Please visit the Ministry of Transportation for more details: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/gradu/index.shtml

  • Elizabeth

    I am currently 15 years old, and I will be turning 16 in February 2013. When can I take a g1 test? When am I able to take the g2 test? What is driver’s ed, and when do I take that (if I have to take it)? These are my questions, it would be very appreciated if you could answer all of them as I am very confused of this whole process. Thank you.

  • krystal

    what do i do if the only pice of id i have is a hathcard with my pictuer on it will i still be able to go for my g1 or what will i need to do so

  • Adnan

    Hi, My Dad Got G licence in frist try . its been 3 months since he got licence. he got 8 year experience back home. Can G1 licence holder drive with him? while he is sitting next to me?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Adnan,

    You would be best to check the Ministry of Transportation website for this information. Here is a link to their site. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca

    Thank you.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Krystal,

    You would be best to check the Ministry of Transportation website for this information. Here is a link to their site. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca.

    Thank you.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Elizabeth,

    You would be best to check the Ministry of Transportation website for this information. Here is a link to their site. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca.

    Thank you.

  • Tara

    Can a G1 driver drive on the queen elizabeth highways with the speed limit of 90 km/h ?

  • veleta

    If you have a G2 is it necessary to get a G
    especially if you are an experienced driver of 50 yrs. who let her lic expire and has taken the ey
    written road test and have a G2 and would be satisfied with that alone
    after the 400 cost to get it plus have to use maiden name until a new marriage lic was applied for
    I am a senior and fell so itimidated

  • raad

    If i have a G1 and a G driver with me can i take 3 passengers in the back (5 seat car)

  • Jean

    When there is, say, 12 months of driving experience, does it mean you actually need to be driving at all, or that you just hold the license for 12 months? I do not have a car, and I might be out of province for a few months, too. I will be 22 years old in a couple of months.

  • Christina

    Hi…
    I am 45 and have had my G1 for 4 years… during my first week driving 4 yrs ago.. I had a little fender bender.. no one was hurt and I didn’t recieve demerits.. but it caused me to feel huge anxiety behind he wheel.. thus I stopped driving… then.. later on I had a surgery to my knee… and a pregnancy 2 years ago… we have had a couple of not so great cars as well… anyhow– without sending my life story lol…
    My learners expires Sept 2013…. I am only now finally getting behind the wheel again and am basically feeling like I am starting over. I don’t know if I have enough time to get the driving experiance in before my license expires and I can get my road test done.

    my question is…. I may need more time like 2 years… is there anyway that I can get an extension on my learners– even if I have to pay a fee??
    Thank you so much

  • Anonymous

    Im 15 and truning 16 and wanting to know is there a way for me to get my G1 really fast instead of going thru a long process

  • Roman D

    Hi im getting my g1 tomorrow and am i allowed to carry passengers under the age of 19 in the back seat.., of course having a dz driver in the front seat?

  • stephanie

    i just went for my G test on august 28 2012 i failed that and had to start back form my G1 as my license has expired i got my original g1 5 years ago so my question is im 25 and i need to know if i still need to drive with another licesnced driver???

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    You should check with the Ministry of Transportation for licensing rules. The website is: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/index.shtml

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    You should check with the Ministry of Transportation for licensing rules. The website is: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/index.shtml

  • Marlon

    Hi, I will be leaving on a business trip soon. I have my G1 license, but a colleague of mine has her G since 2006.
    i understand that i will be allowed to drive, but I’m planning on taking my fiance with our 13-month old child with us, and neither of us (colleague and myself) are sure if i’m allowed to drive with my child with us.
    I’ve checked the MTO website, and it only states “number of passengers must not exceed number of available seatbelts.” but for younger drivers, there is a restriction of passengers.
    so i’m wondering, if anyone is able to clarify for me, will i be able to drive with my 13-month child (we have a car seat) with a fully licensed driver in the front seat?
    thanks for any responses

  • Laura

    Hi i was just wondering if i can still be covered by mom’s insurance if i move out? I am currently taking driving lessons but ill no longer be living with my mom by the point i can get my g2. If not, what can i do so i can keep practicing?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Marlon,

    Good question. If you couldn’t find the answer on the MTO website, you might consider calling your local police station and ask them this question.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Laura,

    Yes, you will still be covered under your mother’s policy if she gives you permission to use her vehicle.

  • kurt

    as a G1 driver what happens if the person holding the g licence blows over .5

  • Don

    Hi, I am a 40 yr old man who has been living in ontario for the past 5 yrs. My Girlfriend from Quebec just passed her driving license and has the probationary license, Can she drive my Car? Does my insurance cover her? Can I get her on my insurance even though we dont live in the same province?
    Don

  • Ilana Litvak

    HI!
    I am currently living in Toronto but three months ago I lived in Winnipeg and I got my G1 there. IF i ‘d stayed there i could have done my G2 this December since I am here what should I do if I still have my G1 from Winnipeg

    Thank you
    Ilana

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Kurt,

    Here are the rules & sanctions (taken from the MTO website) for G1 drivers:

    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 (accompanying drivers 21 and under must have zero 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.
    ________________________________________
    Novice Drivers
    The Novice Driver Escalating Sanctions are as follows:
    • 30-day licence suspension for the first occurrence;
    • 90-day licence suspension for the second occurrence; and
    • Novice licence cancellation for the third occurrence. Upon a third occurrence, your novice driver’s licence will be cancelled and any time discount earned, time credited or fees paid would be forfeited. You must re-apply to the graduated licensing program by passing a vision and knowledge test and paying all licensing fees. After you pass these tests, you will enter Level One and get a Class G1 licence. You must serve all the Level One and Level Two waiting periods and start as a new driver. You would need to take a beginner driver education course to qualify for a time discount.

    Hope this helps.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Don,

    Anyone who has a valid driving licence can operate your vehicle if they have your permission. Since each insurance company has their own rules, you are best to check with your insurance professional to see what your insurance company’s rules are.

    Thank you.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Illana,

    Check with the Ministry of Ontario to see if you can carry over the your experience from Manitoba. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca.

    Thank you.

  • Justin

    Hi I was wondering if someone has there car insured for people over 25 but I have been driving with a G for over 4 years if I am still covered I am 24 years old

  • syed

    Hi, my father has recently suffered from an injury and the doctor has restricted him from driving for 6 weeks. Keep in mind that his license has not legally been suspended. Does this mean that I can still drive with him in the passengar seat? (yes, he fits all of the g-supervisor restrictions)
    Thank you in advance for your answer

  • Andrew

    Good day Nick,
    Can I rent a car for an event, or uhaul truck with my G1 licence Nick?

  • Anne

    Hi – I am a 22 year old woman with a G1 license, my co worker wants to sell me his car and I intend to store it until April when I receive my G2, can I get insured? I don’t have a parent with a car to go under their insurance. I know it’s a strange situation and I’m just not sure what to do insurance wise.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Anne,

    In order for an insurance company to issue a policy for you, you would have to list a driver who is fully licenced. So perhaps the person who will be accompanying you when you are practicing with you G1 could be added as the driver?
    Your situation is best discussed with an insurance professional. You can find one by visiting the Insurance Broker’s Association of Ontario website. http://www.IBAO.org.

    Thank you

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Andrew,

    Since a G1 is only a learner’s permit and not a full licence, you will likely not be able to rent a vehicle.

    Thank you.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Syed,

    You are best to check with the ministry of transportation. If they consider that your father is not legally permitted to drive then he may not be able to accompany you if you have a G1.

    Thank you.

  • chantel

    Hi, I only have had my G1 for a few months and Im planning on taking driving school, also I want to get a car and insure it.. is there another way to insure a car if I’m only 18 & if I don’t have my parents to insure it under.

  • Jacob

    Hi,
    As a g1 driver you cant drive on a highway but can I drive on a freeway??

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    In order to obtain insurance on your own, you will require a G2 driver’s licence. For more information, please visit: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/

    Thank you.

  • Anil Kumar

    Hello! I am from India and recently I passed G1 driving test, actually now I checked that I have 2 years driving experience. When I gave G1 test I was not sure about my driving experience and I asked them that I have no experience. My question is that can I update my driving experience now by informing that I have 2 years Indian driving experience?

  • genevieve

    Hi, i am a nanny here in Canada, i been here for 4 months only, i want to take a G1 test, am i qualify or do i need to wait for years before i can get a G1 test.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Genevieve,

    You are likely able to take the G1 test, as long as you have identification (e.g. citizenship card, or permanent/temporary resident card). Here is all of the information for you: http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/get-g-drivers-licence-new-drivers.

    Thanks!

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Anil,

    You will need address this with your insurance company directly.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Jacob,

    As stated on the Ministry of Transportation’s website, a G1 driver cannot drive on the highway: “Not drive on 400-series highways or high-speed expressways (e.g., 401, Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), Gardiner Expressway)”. For full rules, please click here: http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/get-g-drivers-licence-new-drivers.

    Hope this helps.

  • Sora

    I am currently 23 and just passed the written test. Is the waiting period still the same (8~12 months) to take the G1 road test if you are over 16?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Sora,

    The G1 road test is the first of two you need to take as a new driver. You can take your first road test after 12 months with a G1 licence. This exam tests basic driving skills (e.g., turning left and right, stopping, parking)
    Once you pass, you get your G2 licence. If you finish an government-approved driver education course, you can take your first road test after just eight months.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/get-g-drivers-licence-new-drivers

    Hope this helps.

  • peter

    if I get my G1 will that effect my parents insurance

  • Faisal

    Hi,
    I need to know that i have a G1 license and i buy a car, can i transfer that car on my name.

  • ienzy

    hello..my G2 licence expired and i’m going back to G1, what is the minimum time to book for a G2 road test? one more thing, what should i do to my car insurance if my licence is G1?

  • aranka

    hey there, trying to help out a friend with her situation and here it is.. she has a g1, she is insured under her spouses insurance, now she works around he corner and had to get to work one day, she drove alone and wound up getting the car in a dich case someone cut her off.. now the police were called, police report was taken, even tho she had a G1 no charges were given… now im seeking advise to see if i can help her.. would the insurance company still cover damages

  • mary

    Hi,
    I am a senior citizen and just want a G-1 license. I have given my car to my daughter, can I be registered as a G-1 driver under this car/, What happen if I get into an accident?

  • Ashley

    Hello, im curious i have my G1 and wanted to know if im allowed driving my truck with 2 people in the front seat (mom,dad) they both have their license.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Ashley,

    These are the rules (from the Ministry of Transportation) regarding G1 drivers:

    Maintain a zero blood alcohol level (no alcohol in your blood)
    Make sure every passenger with you wears a properly working seatbelt
    Not drive between midnight and 5 a.m.
    Not drive on 400-series highways or high-speed expressways (e.g., 401, Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), Gardiner Expressway)
    Drive with a fully licensed driver who has:
    At least four years of driving experience
    A blood alcohol level of less than .05 (if this person is 21 and under, their blood alcohol level should be zero).

    Hope this helps.

  • Rabab

    I’m an Ontario resident currently studying in quebec, I was wondering if i do G1 in ontario, would i be able
    to take driving lessons and take the G2 test in quebec?

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Peter,

    Your parents insurance rate will likely be impacted once you are placed on the policy.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Mary,

    If you obtain your G1 license, you must drive with a fully licensed driver who has four years of driving experience. If you get into an accident, it will fall under the vehicle’s insurance (which i’m assuming would be your daughter’s insurance policy). For full clarification, please contact your insurance company.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Rabab,

    You will need to check with the Ministry of Transportation. Here are all of the rules for obtaining your licence in Ontario: http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/get-g-drivers-licence-new-drivers

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hi Ienzy,

    Please check with the Ministry of Transportation: http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/get-g-drivers-licence-new-drivers

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Faisal,

    You will need to place a fully licenced driver as the primary driver on the vehicle until you receive your G2 licence.

    For more info, please check with your insurance company or the Ministry of Transportation: http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/get-g-drivers-licence-new-drivers

  • Keisha

    Does being experienced , start from the g1 ? My sister got her g1 when she was 17 and has her g2 and her g , and is now 23 , or does she have to have her g for 4 years ???

  • Anna

    Hi, my husband has a G1 and I would like to know if I am eligible to accompany him.
    I am 26, only recently got my G (2013), but I got my G2 in 2005 (and maintained it for over 7 years). Do I need 4 years’ experience at the full G level or can my G2 time count toward the 4 years?
    Thank you.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    The G2 time may count towards to the 4 years; but to be sure, please contact the Ministry of Transportation: https://www.ontario.ca/contact-us

    Hope this helps.

  • Nick – InsuranceHotline.com

    Hi Keisha,

    It will likely be from the time your sister was fully licensed. To be sure, please check: https://www.ontario.ca/contact-us.

    Thanks!

  • Erin

    Hi, I’m confused so a G1 driver can only drive with an individual who has had their license for four year can accompany you as a front seat passenger and you must limit the number of passengers to the number of working seat belts in the vehicle. Does it mean you could have more that one individual in the car itself?

  • foxtrot

    Hi there, I don’t have a G1 but I carry a military drivers license. Can I drive cilvian cars?

  • Shyam

    I’m a new G1 holder. I have a friend(not a family member), he have G license and 5 year experience.

    1. Can I Drive with him?

    2. Does he need to add me in to his insurance?

    3. Does he needs to give my details to his insurance company (TD Insurance)?

    4 Is there any additional charge?

    5. We are planning to hire a vehicle (because he has Standard model and I need to train with automatic car) and train with that, is it possible?

    Thanks

  • kenziem

    hi, i have my G1, and my grandmother who is from ireland is planning a trip over, would i be able to drive with her?

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Kenziem,

    As a G1 driver, you are only able to drive with a fully licensed driver who has at least four years of driving experience.

    Thanks for your question!

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Kenziem,

    As a G1 driver, you are only able to drive with a fully licensed driver who has at least four years of driving experience.

    Thanks for your question!

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Foxtrot,

    You are best to check with the Ministry of Transportation. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca.

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Foxtrot,

    You are best to check with the Ministry of Transportation. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca.

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Shyam,

    Here are answers to your questions:

    1. yes – since he has a full G license for five years.

    2. no – you should be added when you are a G2 licensed driver and are frequently driving the vehicle.

    3. No, a G1 is only a learner’s permit, not a full license.

    4. See answer #3.

    5. You may not be able to, as you are not a fully licensed driver. Check with the rental company.

    Hope this helps.

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Shyam,

    Here are answers to your questions:

    1. yes – since he has a full G license for five years.

    2. no – you should be added when you are a G2 licensed driver and are frequently driving the vehicle.

    3. No, a G1 is only a learner’s permit, not a full license.

    4. See answer #3.

    5. You may not be able to, as you are not a fully licensed driver. Check with the rental company.

    Hope this helps.

  • Lee

    I got my G1 suspended before I was eligible for my G2, does the 12 month waiting period start over again or does it just continue from where I left off?

  • Lee

    I got my G1 suspended before I was eligible for my G2, does the 12 month waiting period start over again or does it just continue from where I left off?

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Lee,

    Please refer to the Ministry of Transportation’s website: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/index.shtml

    You will find “driver licensing” in the menu.

    Hope this helps!

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Lee,

    Please refer to the Ministry of Transportation’s website: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/index.shtml

    You will find “driver licensing” in the menu.

    Hope this helps!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kyle20Thomas Kyle Thomas

    I’m insured on my parents vehicle if I was with my girlfriend and she wasn’t drinking she has a g1 I’m 22 I have my g2 I can go for my g in may 2013. But if I was drinking is she allowed to drive if I am unable to?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kyle20Thomas Kyle Thomas

    I’m insured on my parents vehicle if I was with my girlfriend and she wasn’t drinking she has a g1 I’m 22 I have my g2 I can go for my g in may 2013. But if I was drinking is she allowed to drive if I am unable to?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Kyle,

    Thank you for your question.

    No, that would not be legal. As a G2 driver, you must maintain a zero blood alcohol level whether you are driving the vehicle or if someone else with a G2 or G license is driving the vehicle.

    Neither of you are considered experienced drivers (must have a G licence for 5 years).

    You can review the Minsitry of Transportation’s rules/regulations for graduated licence holders here

    http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/get-g-drivers-licence-new-drivers

    You may also phone the MTO directly for any questions at Toll-free: 1-800-267-8097

    I hope this helps,

    Alex

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Kyle,

    Thank you for your question.

    No, that would not be legal. As a G2 driver, you must maintain a zero blood alcohol level whether you are driving the vehicle or if someone else with a G2 or G license is driving the vehicle.

    Neither of you are considered experienced drivers (must have a G licence for 5 years).

    You can review the Minsitry of Transportation’s rules/regulations for graduated licence holders here

    http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/get-g-drivers-licence-new-drivers

    You may also phone the MTO directly for any questions at Toll-free: 1-800-267-8097

    I hope this helps,

    Alex

  • Adrianna

    If I get my G1 will my parents insurance go up, after they notify their insurance company?

  • Ed

    Im 17, my g1 license says cond/rest : age 19… What does that mean?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Dear Adrianna,

    Thank you for your question. When you have your G1, it is only a learners permit and will not likely increase your parents premium. When you obtain your G2, that is when an increase will likely occur.

    As always, its best to speak to your insurance professional (broker/agent) to find out what the rules and details are for your (or your parents) policy.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Dear Adrianna,

    Thank you for your question. When you have your G1, it is only a learners permit and will not likely increase your parents premium. When you obtain your G2, that is when an increase will likely occur.

    As always, its best to speak to your insurance professional (broker/agent) to find out what the rules and details are for your (or your parents) policy.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Ed,

    I’m not sure what you are referring to, so I suggest you call the MTO directly at:
    Driver and Vehicle Licensing General Inquiry: Feedback Form, 1-800-387-3445 or 416-235-2999 (within or GTA)

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Ed,

    I’m not sure what you are referring to, so I suggest you call the MTO directly at:
    Driver and Vehicle Licensing General Inquiry: Feedback Form, 1-800-387-3445 or 416-235-2999 (within or GTA)

  • Rob

    I’ve just got my G1 back, after accidentally letting it expire (went the full five years). I had it from 2003-2008, and now that I’ve gotten it back, is there some way to NOT have to wait the entire year before i can take the road tests? i believe I’ve read somewhere on the MTO website that if license has been expired for more than 3 years, but less than 10, I do not have to wait the mandatory time period. Is that right?

  • Moe

    hey i just got my G1, do i need to have insurance. because i will drive with my dad he has a full g license and been driving for more than one year. do i still need insurance for my self?

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hello Moe,

    You do not require insurance to drive with your G1 as you will be driving with a fully licensed G driver, who has over 5 years of experience.

    For more information about G licensing, please visit: http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/driving-and-roads

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hello Moe,

    You do not require insurance to drive with your G1 as you will be driving with a fully licensed G driver, who has over 5 years of experience.

    For more information about G licensing, please visit: http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/driving-and-roads

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Rob,

    You will need to contact the Ministry of Transportation and find out if there are any exemptions. Here is the contact info: https://www.ontario.ca/contact-us

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi Rob,

    You will need to contact the Ministry of Transportation and find out if there are any exemptions. Here is the contact info: https://www.ontario.ca/contact-us

  • Tom

    Can a g1 licenced driver drive on a two lane highway ( not a controlled acccess highway eg Gardiner, 400, QEW) with a speed posted higher then 80 km/h. Eg hwy 69 between Point Aux Barrell and the French River or Hwy 17 from the Espanola turn off to Iron Bridge wher the speed limit is posted at 90 Km/h.

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hello Tom,

    Here are the restrictions for a G1 driver:

    By law, when you have a G1 licence, you must:

    Maintain a zero blood alcohol level (no alcohol in your blood)
    Make sure every passenger with you wears a properly working seatbelt
    Not drive between midnight and 5 a.m.
    Not drive on 400-series highways or high-speed expressways (e.g., 401, Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), Gardiner Expressway)
    Drive with a fully licensed driver who has:
    At least four years of driving experience
    A blood alcohol level of less than .05 (if this person is 21 and under, their blood alcohol level should be zero).

    For more info, please visit: http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/get-g-drivers-licence-new-drivers

  • http://www.facebook.com/april.leafvine April Leaf Vine

    Hello,
    I have had my G since Aug.18, 2011.
    My boyfriend has his G1 now.
    Can he drive my car with me in it?

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hi April,

    You must have 4 years of driving experience. Please see below for all of the rules.

    By law, when you have a G1 licence, you must:

    - Maintain a zero blood alcohol level (no alcohol in your blood)
    - Make sure every passenger with you wears a properly working seatbelt
    - Not drive between midnight and 5 a.m.
    - Not drive on 400-series highways or high-speed expressways (e.g., 401, Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), Gardiner Expressway)
    - Drive with a fully licensed driver who has:
    - At least four years of driving experience
    - A blood alcohol level of less than .05 (if this person is 21 and under, their blood alcohol level should be zero).

    The driver accompanying you must be the only other person in the front seat. If you are driving with a driver instructor certified in Ontario, you can drive on any road.

  • cutting_2001

    Hi,
    I have quebec probationary licence, which will gonna expire with in 3 months. I am currently residing in ontario and do you think if i wait for 4 months (after licence expired), can i get ontario G licence without driving test. does they count that i already passed 2 years probationary period?
    Thanks
    CMann

  • InsuranceHotline

    Hello,

    You will need to check with the SAAQ for more information. Here is the website: http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/driver_licence/index.php

    Thanks!

  • marvin

    Hi. .im marvin 32 years of age.came from sharjah uae with 2010 driving license issued and philippine driving licensed sinced 2000. I applied and they give me only a g1 license? How is that? How can I change it to g2 or a g if possible..how? Thanks?

  • marvin

    Hi. Im marvin 32 years of age, came from sharjah uae with 2010 issued drivers licensed and holding a philippine driving license sinced 2000. .I applied and they just give me g1 license? How come? How can I change for a g2 or if possible g license? Is that possible?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Marvin,

    Each Country has their own rules for licensing and crediting from out of country experience. A ministry approved driving school may be an option you want to look into. Speak to your insurance professional (broker/agent) about what you can do to be eligible for any discounts.

  • TelynNae

    Hi, I’m 19 and I am just getting my G1. Do I still have to wait the full year to obtain my G2?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello TelynNae,

    You can speed up the process by taking and passing a Ministry approved driving school. This can reduce your 1 year down to 8 months. It might also help with your insurance premium. Here is a list of ministry approved driving schools. Call around to get one with a price and schedule that works for you. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/gradu/approve.shtml

  • Kim

    Hi…I have a G1 license and am eligible/have been approved to appear for the G examination directly as I have a valid license from my home country and the required experience. What are the rules/restrictions that are applicable to me? Am I allowed to practise with a fully-licensed driver on the highways (400 series) before my examination?

  • yw :)

    That is something new that the Ontario licences now provide on their drivers licences. It’s on every licence issued in 2013. I have it on mine as well.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Kim,

    Please contact the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-387-3445. Here is a link to the contact page on their website. They will be able to help you out with your questions.http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

  • Beemps

    Hi. I have my G1 license but I want to buy a car. Can I register the car with my G1 license and put the insurance under my friend’s until I get my G2?

  • Beemps

    Hi. I have my G1 license but I want to buy a car. Can I register the car with my G1 license and put the insurance under my friend’s until I get my G2?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Beemps,

    The insurance must belong to the person who is registered under the vehicle.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Beemps,

    The insurance must belong to the person who is registered under the vehicle.

  • mander

    I was wondering are u aloud to drive with children in the back with you?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    For any questions regarding license requirments/restrictions, it is always a good idea to contact the MTO directly as rules can change all the time. Here is their phone number. Give them a call and they will be happy to help out 1-800-387-3445

  • Dany

    My G1 driving license expiry date is September 26th 2013 but it was issued today, I’m 20 years old, does this mean after 3 months I can apply for the G2 test, or do I still have to wait for 1 year? And if I take a BDE course will the time be reduced?
    Thanks for the help

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Dany,

    Please get in touch with the MTO regarding your license concerns. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml
    1-800-268-4686

  • Sabrina

    Can I take my G test (full license), using my friends car?

  • Markham Boy

    What am I suppose to do?
    So, what happened was my instructor’s car had no insurance… I think it expired. The cop pulled me over and was like “I’m afraid that i have write you a ticket for not having insurance on the car,” I told her its not my car but, she was like “you hold all responsibility to this car because your driving it” and the passenger which is my instructor didn’t get a ticket because she was “just the passenger” At the end the Woman Cop was pissed at my instructor because why the hell would she let me drive her car with no insurance on the car and she felt bad for me as well because i was put in the middle of the situation and the ticket was for me! Also she lied her self out of getting a ticket… She was like “Im not a driving instructor, Im just a friend of my Mom that is teaching this kid how to drive” which is totally BS! After when the Cop leaves she was like, ” insurance cost a lot on cars nowadays that’s why i don’t buy it… And this is my first time getting pulled over by a cop for not having insurance” Anyways she was like, ” I will make up for the time we lost today and tomorrow we are going to drive up to Scarborough and practice because cops hardly do traffic stops there” I looked at her in a disbelief!

    Would my G1 license be suspended?

  • Mike

    would the 115 hwy be in the same restrictions as 400 series hwy with a G1

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Sabrina,

    Typically, yes you can borrow another drivers vehicle to take your G.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Mike,

    Please contact the MTO regarding this inquiry at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml 1-800-268-4686

    Thank you.

  • Jessannechandler

    I got a ticket today for driving with a g1 and no fully licences driver in the car I was just wondering how many points do they take off for that or is my licence suspended? The officer never mentioned anything also if you can’t answer this question who would be able to?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Markham Boy,

    This sounds very strange… Because you have no insurable interest in the vehicle you cannot take out insurance on it. You should consider fighting the charge yourself or obtain advice through OTT legal. http://www.ottlegal.com

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Jessannechandler,

    The points system is something that is separate from insurance. You will need to discuss that with the MTO. Here is a link to their site http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml and phone number 1-800-268-4686

  • jenny525

    Hi, I’m 19 years old and I got my g1 in august of 2011 but haven’t gotten my g2 after these two years, I’m in a driving school right now. Do I still have to wait the 8 month period having had my g1 for two years and go for the road test when my course is finished!?!??

  • Essam Gobran

    Hi , i got G1 licence . i had a driver licence from my country and valid for 10 years (2006-2016). please advise :
    (a) if this licence assist & support me or not
    (b) if yes, please advise aproved Arabic translator.
    (3) the duration to get G2 after the translation
    (4) more information suggested.
    NB . i am a new comer and i had international driving licence for 01 year in English also letter of 10 experiance issued from 07 months..
    Thank you in advance and appreciated your reply. Essam

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Jenny525,

    You will be able to go for your G2 drive test once you have completed your driving school. You will not have to wait the 8 months. You can contact the MTO directly to book this and for any questions you might have.http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Essam,

    This is something you will need to speak to the MTO about. Here is a link to their contact page http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

  • lianne

    If my 19 year old son is insured under our policy, is his girlfriend able to drive the vehicle.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Lianne,

    If your sons girlfriend is fully licensed (it is always a good idea to check) and you lend her your vehicle, you are in a sense, .lending your insurance policy also… meaning if she gets into a collision, etc, it would likely be your policy that covers this type of situation.

    I hope this helps.

  • Alina

    Hey ! I was wondering if a g1 driver is caught driving by themselves but graduated driving school for a g2 level would the penalty be different ?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Alina,

    Driving without a G2 license is illegal and whether or not a driving school was completed has nothing to do with the fact that it is not legal to drive without a full licence.

  • Kass

    Hi there. So my boyfriend bought me a car for my birthday. Can I put the car in my name? Or does it have to go in his name so it can be put on the road and all that jazz? I only have my g1.

  • Marc

    If i am not living with my parent can i have my own car under their insurance with only a g1?

  • Sam

    i had my g1 and gotten tickets my license was then suspended for like 9 months i finally payed my tickets and suspension has been lifted what process am i going to have to go through to get my g2 i understand i have to go pay to re-instate my license but what steps/test will i have to do to get my g2

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Kass,

    In order to obtain insurance on a vehicle, you must have a vested interest in the vehicle being insured… meaning that the owner of the vehicle would be the one insuring it. Once you are fully licensed you can change ownership and insurance. Speak to your boyfriends insurance broker/agent to find out what the options are for you.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Marc,

    This is something you would want to speak to your parents insurance broker/agent about. You can buy a car without a license however, you cannot enter into a legal agreement (insurance policy) without a full license for that vehicle.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Sam,

    This would be a question I would refer to the Ministry of Transportation. Please give them a call at 1-800-268-4686
    Here is their site.
    http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

  • Hm

    Me and my boyfriend a going up to my cottage tomorrow. My boyfriend just turned 19 in may. He has his full G.. However I only have my g1. I get my g2 in less than a month I’ve done drivers training, He works all night and said I could drive so he can rest a little bit. There all country roads. Am I allowed to drive with him beside me?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Hm,

    Please contact the MTO directly for questions regarding license rules, here is their sitehttp://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml 1-800-268-4686

  • Chris

    No you can’t… The G1 driver needs to hsve 4 years experience . He has at most 3 years experience.

  • Carly

    In regards to: “G1 drivers must always drive with a licensed driver who has a minimum of four years of licensed driving experience in the passenger seat”. Can the four years of driving experience be from a G2 and G license, or do all four years experience have to be with a G license? I’ve been driving for six years but only two have been with G license.

  • Victoria Richards

    I would fight this for sure, she is a licensed driving Instructor with no Insurance, Fight this Markham Boy!

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Carly,

    All 4 years must be with a fully licensed G driver not a G2. However, you can contact the MTO directly for such questions http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml
    1-800-268-4686 they might be able to clarify for you.

  • Google

    Are drivers with a G1 allowed to test drive new cars?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Google,

    I’m not sure what you are referring to… someone else’s car? at a dealership?

  • Anny

    I have a G1 and i drove my dad’s car and got into an accident , and i’m not added to the policy. I also had no experienced person with me at the time of the accident. Will the insurer still cover for the accident ( like for the car and for the injured person?) ?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Anny,

    This is a very specific situation that will need to be discussed with the insurance broker and claims adjuster. Violating your G1 driving conditions is a major offense and will remain on record for 6 years. Your dad’s policy will be effected as well as your own personal and provincial record.

  • Google

    I’m referring to a car at a dealership

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    You can check directly with the MTO for any rules/regulations regarding your G1 driving limits. Here is a link to their contact site with a phone number. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

  • Madi

    Hey! I wanted to know that do i have to give my g1 again?
    Well last year i did the G1 written test and just passed the signs part and failed the rules part! So i was wondering do i have to do the test all over again as its being 1 year?

  • Kayzee

    any development on this, Anny … extremely curious about this

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Madi,

    here is the link to the MTO. Please contact them directly. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml 1-800-268-4686

  • M Gabriel

    I’m a mature G1 license holder and I want my friend to help me practice driving using his car. I cannot be included in his insurance policy but I also don’t want him to get into trouble. I understand that insurance companies do not sell learners driver insurance. What can I do to protect my friend?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello M Gabriel,

    You can register with a Ministry Approved driving school and learn with a certified instructor. You can contact the MTO for a list of approved schools in your area. I hope this helps.

  • Cameron

    I got my G1 4 months ago, can I drive with my dad who has a full G licence and more than 4 years of driving experience FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Cameron,

    Please refer this question to the MTO directly since you are inquiring about your licence restrictions and rules. Here is a link to their website: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml and here is the number you will likely need 1-800-268-4686

  • Heather

    What happens if I get into an accident while Jodi g a G1 license

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Heather,

    What is “Jodi g a G1″?

  • rob

    Hey with a G1 liscense could i drive on highway 11?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Rob,

    No, you may NOT drive on the highway, even with another driver. You are not allowed to drive on your own – period – with a G1. Please refer these questions regarding your rules for your G1 license to the MTO directly. Here is their contact site. You can call them or email them. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

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  • Mir

    I’m 18, and I just recently got my G1. Am I allowed to drive on the 401, and highway 17 provided I have someone who has 4+ years with their full G?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Mir,

    Please contact the MTO directly for questions regarding your licence http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Abdus,

    Please contact the MTO directly for any/all questions related to your license. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello Josh,

    For your questions related to your licence, please contact the MTO directly. Here is their site http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

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  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello,

    You are best to contact the MTO directly for licence related questions. Here is their site: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/contact-us.shtml

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  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    You should check http://www.mto.gov.on.ca they will be able to answer that for you.
    Thank you

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    The rules for driving with a G1 licence can be found here. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/handbook/section1.9.1.shtml
    thanks

  • Amanda

    Can you get your G2 license on your 17th birthday?

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    You must have your G1 for 12 months before applying for a G2. You might be able to reduce that time if you take an approved drivers training course.
    Thank you

  • Sam

    Ed, it means that the cond. (conditions) are at age 19, drinking age… At least thats what my dad told me after I got my license

  • Sam

    No, you can only drive 400 series highways (401, 416) with a licensed driving instructor or when you have a G2 or higher…

  • Sam

    You can do your G1 test as many times as you want once you reach the age of 16.. The only thing is you pay 15$ each time you take it…

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    If you have had your G1 for a year or if you driving school was government approved you can test for your G2 after 8 months.

    Thank you

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello
    No. Your mother does not have a valid licence so you cannot have her as the ‘experienced driver”

    Thank you

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    Yes. As long as the drivers have the permission of the vehicle owner.

    Thank you

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    A G1 is only a learners permit. It is not a driving licence. You would need someone with a minimum of 4 years at a G2 level at least.

    Thank you

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    Yes. The vehicle can be in your name but you will need a licenced driver as the main driver of the vehicle in order to get insurance.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    No. You must be 16 in order to obtain your G1

    Thank you

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    Yes. you can still apply to take your G2 test.
    Thank you

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    Here are the requirements from the MTO.
    You must not drive alone; an accompanying driver must sit in the front passenger seat. This is the only person who can be in the front seat with you while you drive. The accompanying driver must have a valid Class G (or higher) licence, at least four years of driving experience and a blood-alcohol level of less than .05 per cent when accompanying you. Time spent at the Class G2 level, as long as the G2 licence was valid (not suspended), does count toward the accompanying driver’s four years of experience. The accompanying driver’s licence may have demerit points, but it cannot be suspended.
    Each person in the vehicle must have a working seatbelt.

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    If your drivers education program was government approved, you can take your G2 test around August of 2014

    Thank you

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    If your friend has a full G licence, they can be in the car as your supervisor. You don’t need to be added to their policy to be covered. However, if there is an accident while you are driving it may affect your friend’s insurance premium.

    Thank you

  • http://www.insurancehotline.com/ InsuranceHotline.com

    Hello

    No, you are not legally able to drive over 80 kms. I have taken the wording from the MTO website for this restriction.

    You must not drive on 400-series highways with a posted speed limit over 80km/h. Also, you must not drive on certain high-speed roads including the Queen Elizabeth Way, Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway in the Greater Toronto Area, the E.C. Row Expressway in Windsor and the Conestoga Parkway in Kitchener-Waterloo. However, if your accompanying driver is a driving instructor, you may drive on any road.

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    Hello

    You will likely not be able to get insurance if you do not have a fully licenced driver listed on the policy. The G1 is actually a learners permit, not an actual licence. If you have insurance on the vehicle you will be able to register a vehicle in your name.

    Thank you

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    Hello

    As long as you have the vehicle owner’s permission and a fully licence G driver with you, you will be covered under the owner of the vehicle’s insurance policy. Just remember that if you have an at fault accident the owner of the vehicle could see an increase in their insurance.

    Thanks

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    Hello

    As long as you have the vehicle owner’s permission and a fully licence G driver with you, you will be covered under the owner of the vehicle’s insurance policy. Just remember that if you have an at fault accident the owner of the vehicle could see an increase in their insurance.

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    Hello

    If you licence states that you are a G1 driver then you must have the supervision of a fully licenced driver with you.

    Thanks

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    Hello

    I am not sure I understand the question. Most insurance companies that I know, will not insure a driver with only a G1 as it is not a licence but rather a learners permit.
    You would need a G2 or higher driver on the policy.

    Thanks

  • Maggie

    Hello, I have my G1 and was wondering if I can drive with someone in the backseat with a G driver in the passenger seat?

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    Hello

    The rule is that you must have a fully licenced driver in the front seat beside you and all other passengers must have a seat belt.

    Thank you

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    Hello

    A G1 is valid for 5 years.

    Thanks

  • Patty

    Can my son, who has a valid drivers licence, but is not listed on my car insurance policy, occasionally drive my car and be protected should anything happen.

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    Hello

    As long as your son has a valid G1 permit with a fully licenced driver in the passenger seat, he will be covered under your policy.

    Thank you

  • Dashwood

    Hi! My father owns a motorcycle and has his M license. His bike is insured. I live in the same household and am thinking of getting my M1. If I get my M1 would this effect my father’s insurance cost for his motorcycle?

    I am already on their policy as a G licensed driver for the cars.

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    Hello

    Since an M1 is only a permit and not a licence it should not affect his premium. Once you obtain your M2 you will be considered a licenced rider at that time it is likely that it will affect your father’s premium due to your inexperience. You are best to double check with your father’s insurer to be sure.

    Thank you

  • clarkster

    I have an expired license of just over 3 years for oustanding ticket. I have recently paid that
    fine so i could get my license back. How long will it take me to get my license re instated and do i have to wait as long as everyone else to take my test. for both g1 and g2.
    thanks

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    Hello

    I am sorry but I don’t know if you will have to re-apply for the g1.
    You are best to check with the Ministry of Transportation.

    Thank you

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    Hello

    You are best to check with the Ministry of Transportation at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca

    thank you

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    Here is what I have taken from the MTO website.

    You must not drive on 400-series highways with a posted speed limit over 80km/h. Also, you must not drive on certain high-speed roads including the Queen Elizabeth Way, Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway in the Greater Toronto Area, the E.C. Row Expressway in Windsor and the Conestoga Parkway in Kitchener-Waterloo. However, if your accompanying driver is a driving instructor, you may drive on any road.

    Thanks

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    Hello

    The G1 written test consists of 2 sections with 20 questions in each section. You must get at least 16 out of 20 on each section in order to pass.

    Thanks

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    Hello

    You should contact the MTO to see if you are able to do that.

    Thanks

  • Jon

    > The number of passengers in the vehicle cannot exceed the number of functioning seat belts.

    Having this spelled out as a G1 condition, is this a condition for full G licensed drivers as well?

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    Hello

    The Highway Traffic Act doesn’t specifically mentinon that “106. (1) No person shall drive on a highway a motor vehicle in which a seat belt assembly required under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada) at the time that the vehicle was manufactured or imported into Canada has been removed, rendered partly or wholly inoperative, modified so as to reduce its effectiveness or is not operating properly through lack of maintenance. 2006, c. 25, s. 1.”
    For more information here is the link: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90h08_e.htm#BK169

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    Hello

    You must obtain an M licence in order to ride a motorcycle.

    Thank you

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    Here is the guideline from the MTO.

    You must not drive on 400-series highways with a posted speed limit over 80km/h. Also, you must not drive on certain high-speed roads including the Queen Elizabeth Way, Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway in the Greater Toronto Area, the E.C. Row Expressway in Windsor and the Conestoga Parkway in Kitchener-Waterloo. However, if your accompanying driver is a driving instructor, you may drive on any road.

    Thanks

  • L

    Can a G1 Driver , drive a car in BC following the same rules of having a 4 year plus experienced driver with them?

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    hello

    You are best to double check that with the BC Ministry of Transportation.

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    Hello

    You are best to check with the Ministry of Transportation. Their website is http://www.mto.gov.on.ca

    Thanks

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    you are best to double check with the Ministry of Transportation at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca

    Thanks

  • Matt

    As the speed limit on the 115 is generally 100 km/h, yes, the same restrictions apply. (Anything with a posted speed limit above 80 km/h is off-limits to G1 drivers)

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    hello

    You must wait one full year from the time you obtain a G1 until you can take the G2. Unless you have completed a government approved drivers training course. You can find more information on the Ministry website. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca

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    Hello

    Here is the restriction from the Ministry of Transportation website. You must have a full G licensed driver with you:

    You must not drive alone; an accompanying driver must sit in the front passenger seat. This is the only person who can be in the front seat with you while you drive. The accompanying driver must have a valid Class G (or higher) licence, at least four years of driving experience and a blood-alcohol level of less than .05 per cent when accompanying you.

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