Ontario

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

Regulating agency: Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Effective date of regulations enacted: O. Reg. 473/07 – Licenses for Driving Instructors and Driving Schools (BDE); BDE
Curriculum Standards – Minister’s announcement TBA


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum enrollment age to driver education program: 16 years
EDUCATIONAL SETTING
High schools
Home computer-based instruction
Other: Colleges, motorcycle safety organizations
Private driving schools
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Course fees subsidized for students
High school student status
Must hold a valid Learner’s permit: Class M1
Other requirements: Appropriate clothing (i.e. motorcycle, helmet, gloves etc.)
Parent⁄guardian consent: For those under 18 years of age
Registration⁄enrollment fee
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-CLASSROOM
Additional sessions available
Length of each session: Varies
Minimum total number of hours: 
M1     –     Total 15 ¼ hours
      M2     –     Total 9 ½ hours     
Classroom              =     3 hrs   Classroom              =     2 to 3 hrs     
On Bike                  =     11 ¼   Skills Evaluation      =     1 hr     
Followed by Test      =     1 hr    On Range               =     1 ½ to 2 hrs     
                                               Road                      =     4 hrs     
                                               Test                        =     1 hr     
Number of sessions: Varies
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON RANGE-TRACK
Additional sessions available
Length of each session: Varies
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions: Varies
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON ROAD
Additional lessons available
Length of each session: Varies
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions: Varies
COURSE STRUCTURE - DRIVING SIMULATOR
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - PARENT-GUARDIAN SESSION(S)
N⁄A
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
CURRICULUM CONTENT
Basic driving procedures and manoeuvres
Braking
Crashes and injury prevention
Defensive driving
Driver communication skills
Driver distractions
Driver fitness to drive
Driver impairments
Driver observation skills ⁄ visual tracking
Driver psychology
Driver responsibility
Emergency situations ⁄ manoeuvres
Fuel efficient driving
Graduated driver licensing system
Hazard perception and recognition
Highway driving
Insurance
Lane changes ⁄ Safe passing
Legal awareness
Night driving
Parking
Pre-driving checks and procedures
Risk perception ⁄ management
Rules of the road
Sharing the road
Signs, signals, and road markings
Space management
Traffic and roadway conditions ⁄ environmental conditions
Turns and U-Turns
Vehicle control
Vehicle systems ⁄ parts and performance
COMPETENCY MEASURES - INTERMEDIATE ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - FINAL EXAM
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - PRE-ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-CLASS)
Age
Certifications ⁄ designations
Driver ⁄ Criminal record check
Licence held
Minimum driving experience: For Signing Authority min. 3 years full class “M” held
TRAINING VEHICLE
Additional vehicle requirements
Automatic ⁄ manual transmission: 
Automatic – M1, LSM
Manual transmission – M1
Passenger restrictions: No passengers while training/tests
Required insurance: M2 students
Vehicle class used: M1, M2 – rider brings own motorcycle
Vehicle signage
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-VEHICLE)
Additional regulations
Age
BAC level while instructing
Certifications⁄designations
Driver ⁄ criminal record check
Licence held: see inclass instructor regulations
Location in vehicle while instructing: 
- M1 – standing and observing on private parking lot
- M2 – following in another vehicle – radio communication
Minimum driving experience: 3 years – full class “M”
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Successfully complete minimum in-classroom instruction hours
Successfully complete in-classroom evaluation
Successfully complete minimum in-vehicle instruction hours
Successfully complete in-vehicle evaluation
FOLLOWING PROGRAM COMPLETION
Driver Education certification issued to student
Insurance discount: Level 1 course only
Time-reduction in GDL program (number of months): M1 course – reduces level 2 from 22 to 18 months
PRACTICE DRIVING (WITH PARENT-GUARDIAN)
N⁄A
Minimum practice driving hours
Maximum period to complete the practice hours
Practice hours recorded on a log sheet
SUPERVISOR (PARENT-GUARDIAN) REGULATIONS
N⁄A
BAC level while supervising
Driver log
Licence held
Location while supervising
Minimum Age
Time licensed

CONTACT INFORMATION
Ministry of Transportation
1201 Wilson Avenue
Downsview, ON M3M 1J8
Phone: Ministry of Government Services – Service Ontario 
Website:
: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca
WEBSITES
Highway Traffic Act - http:// www.elaws. gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90h08_e.htm#BK56
 
MinistryApproved Beginner Driver Education Courses - http:// www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/gradu/approve.htm