Ask Anne Marie: Are G2 Licensed Drivers Allowed to Drive After Midnight?

Every week we’ll highlight a question sent to our resident insurance expert, Anne Marie Thomas. This week’s question comes from Neil who is asking about G2 licence restrictions for drivers who want to drive past midnight.

Neil asks:

“Are there restrictions about driving past midnight for G2 drivers?”

Drivers with a G2 licence have fewer restrictions than those with a G1, explains Anne Marie. To drive past midnight, however, will depend on the driver’s age.

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“Regardless of age, a G1 licensed driver is not permitted to drive between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. This restriction is lifted when a driver gets their G2 licence, but only if they’re 20 years of age or older,” Anne Marie says.

“G2 licensed drivers who are 19 or younger must still adhere to the late night/early morning driving restriction. There are also passenger restrictions in place like how many passengers, aged 19 or under, can be in the car with you. For drivers who are older, though, the only conditions left are that you MUST have a zero-blood alcohol level while driving and EACH passenger has a working seatbelt.”

To learn more about what you can, and cannot, do with a G2 licence visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

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