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
EDUCATIONAL SETTING
High schools
Home computer-based instruction
Other
Private driving schools
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Course fees subsidized for students
High school student status: For high schools offering the BDE program only
Must hold a valid Learner’s permit
Other requirements
Parent⁄guardian consent: For high schools students under the age of 18, must provide written consent from parent or legal guardian
Registration⁄enrollment fee
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-CLASSROOM
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON RANGE-TRACK
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON ROAD
Additional lessons available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - DRIVING SIMULATOR
(where available – flexible instruction hours to a maximum of 10 hrs.) – responds to individual student learning needs)
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
Signs, signals, and road markings
Space management
Standard transmission
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
TRAINING VEHICLE
Vehicle class used
Dual control brakes: (service break actuator)
Automatic ⁄ manual transmission
Required insurance
Vehicle signage
Passenger restrictions
Additional vehicle requirements: 
- safety Standards Certificate
- currently validated vehicle permit
- number plates displayed in accordance with the Act
COURSE STRUCTURE - PARENT-GUARDIAN SESSION(S)
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
Length of each session
Additional sessions available
During probationary stage on learner’s licence
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-VEHICLE)
Additional regulations: 
- ability to operate and instruct in the safe operation of a Class “G” motor vehicle
- meet the requirements of ‘accompanying driver’
- meet medical/vision requirements (O. Reg. 340/94)
- fit & proper
- if licensed by another jurisdiction – driving record meets Ontario requirements
Age
BAC level while instructing
Certifications⁄designations
Driver ⁄ criminal record check: Not subject to a court order, conditions of parole, or undertaking to an officer
Licence held
Location in vehicle while instructing
Minimum driving experience
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
Credits towards high school graduation
Driver Education certification issued to student
Insurance discount: Varies, dependant upon insurance carrier
Time-reduction in GDL program (number of months): 4month time reduction with certificate only
PRACTICE DRIVING (WITH PARENT-GUARDIAN)
Minimum practice driving hours
Maximum period to complete the practice hours
Strongly recommended⁄supported, but not mandatory at this time
SUPERVISOR (PARENT-GUARDIAN) REGULATIONS
BAC level while supervising
Driver log
Licence held
Location while supervising
Minimum Age
Time licensed: Accompanying driver

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