Need to pass a driver’s test, learn about driving in Ontario, or just get some driving tips? The Official Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Driver’s Handbook is the place to start. The handbook is a comprehensive guide to driving in and around Ontario. Follow this link to find a free online version of the Official MTO Driver’s Handbook.
If you don’t want to read the whole thing just yet, here’s your place to start. Kruzee rounded up 8 tips, tricks, and tidbits you might not know from the MTO Driver’s Handbook.
8 tips, tricks, and tid-bits you might not know from the MTO Driver’s Handbook:
- Ontario has 12 license classes. These include trucks, buses, and ambulances.
- A motorcycle license is the only one you can get without a regular G license.
- Bicycles are considered vehicles. Though you don’t need a license to ride one, you still have to follow the rules of the road.
- An eye exam is required to get a license. Along with passing a knowledge test, the MTO requires a vision test to get your G1 license in Ontario.
- Doctors and optometrists have to report anyone with a medical condition making them unable to drive to the government. The handbook says you should report any change in medical condition if it affects your ability to drive.
- The G2 road test is actually called the G1 exit test. While you might hear most people refer to the test as the G2, in official documents like the MTO handbook you’ll see it referred to as the G1 exit test. The G road test is also referred to as the G2 exit test.
- You can’t use automatic parking systems, back up cameras, lane monitoring, or cruise control during the road test. The road test is designed to test your driving skills without aid, and these are all considered digital aids. Be sure to practice driving without the use of these aids.
- If your road test is declared “out-of-order” you lose 50% of your fee. This can happen if your vehicle doesn’t meet ministry standards for a road test or if there’s another reason the examiner determines you can’t do