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What services does Ontario's Ministry of Transportation offer?

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The Ontario Ministry of Transportation offers a number of services to drivers including vehicle registration, commercial registration and driver's licenses. Additionally, the ministry provides public transit information, bridges and roads information, and driver and passenger safety information.

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The Ministry of Transportation offers photo cards to non-drivers and enhanced driver's licenses that allow drivers to travel freely between the Canada and the United States by road or water. Additionally, the ministry provides accessible parking permits and a special renewal process for senior drivers over the age of 80. Additionally, the ministry's website MTO.gov.on.ca provides a Web-based driver handbook, online renewal services and a list of government-approved driving schools.

The ministry's website provides information on the laws pertaining to driving specific types of vehicles such as low-speed vehicles, electric vehicles and automated vehicles as well as information regarding laws about insuring a vehicle. The ministry also helps guide car owners in the process of buying or selling a car outside a dealership. In addition to driver and passenger safety, the ministry also offers information on bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, school bus safety and snowmobile safety.

The ministry operates Ontario 511, the phone number for highway information including closures, traffic, collisions and construction. `

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