Ontario

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

To obtain a motorcycle licence in ON (Class M1) individuals must enter Ontario's Graduated Licensing System (GLS) and complete both Class M1 and Class M2 license phases.

Individuals may also attain M2 and M licenses with a limited-speed (L) condition by completing M1 and M2 road-tests on a limited-speed motorcycle or moped.

Effective date of program implementation: Apr.1, 1994; revisions Aug. 1, 2010


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum entry age: 16 years and two months
Minimum exit age: 18 years (17years and 8 months if approved motorcycle safety course is successfully completed)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Driver education: Voluntary
Parental consent
Successfully passed test  ⁄ course: Ministry's M1 road test or an approved motorcycle safety crouse that includes a M1 road test
Time completion: Held a M1 licence for 60 days
EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Successfully passed test ⁄ course: Ministry's M2 road test after holding M2 license for 22 months (or 18 months if an approved safety course is successfully completed)
Time completion: Ministry's M2 road test after holding M2 license for 22 months (or 18 months if an approved safety course is successfully completed)
STAGE DURATION
Minimum duration: Hold an M2 license for 22 months (or 18 if an approved safety course is successfully completed)
Maximum holding period: M2 license is valid for 5 years
SUPERVISORY DRIVER
Age
BAC level while supervising
Driver log
Licence held
Location while supervising: Seated in the front passenger seat next to the driver at all hours
Time Licensed
SUPERVISED DRIVING
Minimum amount of supervised driving
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS
BAC level while driving: 0.0 BAC
Must display "N" sign⁄plate when driving
Night restrictions
Other restrictions
Passenger restrictions
Road restrictions
SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION
See SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION section for Class G1
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
N⁄A: 

NOVICE DRIVERS ESCALATING SANCTIONS PROGRAM

See NOVICE DRIVERS ESCALATING SANCTIONS PROGRAM section for CLASS M1
ADDITIONAL CLASS M2 FEATURES
Class M2 and Class M licence holders may also drive Class G vehicles under the conditions that apply to a Class G1 licence holder
With a Class M2 licence, the operator can drive a moped, limited-speed motorcycle and a motorcycle

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Effective August 1, 2010, all drivers under 22 years of age, regardless of their class of licence (including those who have completed GLS), must maintain a zero blood alcohol concentration level when driving. This is similar to the 0 BAC licence condition that already applies to novice drivers in GLS. Penalties for non-compliance are as follows:

Young Drivers (under 22 years of age)

> immediate 24-hour licence suspension at roadside
> upon conviction, a fine of $60 to $500 and a 30-day licence suspension

Novice Drivers

> immediate 24-hour licence suspension at roadside
> upon conviction, a fine of $60 to $500 and a licence suspension as per the Novice Driver Escalating Sanction program, which may include cancellation of the M1/M2 licence
CONTACT INFORMATION
Ministry of Transportation
Safety Policy and Education Branch
1201 Wilson Avenue
Downsview, ON M3M 1J8
Phone: 416-235-3585 
Toll Free: 1-800-387-3445
Email: speb@ontario.ca
Website:
Graduated Driver Licensing: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/gradu/index.html
Ministry of Government Services
Service Ontario Driver and Vehicle Contact Centre
Phone: 416-235-2999 in Greater Toronto Area 
Toll Free: 1-800-387-3445