How Can You Prepare for the Official Ontario G1 Test?


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To prepare for the Ontario G1 driver's test, acquire and study the official driver's handbook to gain knowledge on proper driving procedures and signage and take practice tests to assess gaps in that knowledge. The handbook is available from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, which also has the handbook uploaded on its website, ontario.ca, in PDF format. Practice tests are available online on a variety of sites including DrivingTest.ca, G1.ca and ApnaToronto.com.

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In order to obtain a driver's license in Ontario, applicants must be at least 16 years old and must pass both an eye test and a written test, which covers the basic rules of the road and traffic signage.

After passing these tests, applicants receive a G1 license and can begin to practice driving. In order to graduate from the G1 level to the G2 level, drivers typically must complete a 12-month period while maintaining a zero blood alcohol content level, ensuring that passengers in their vehicles wear seat belts at all times and be with a G-level driver who has a minimum of four years of driving experience and has a BAC level of less than 0.5 percent. Additionally, G1 drivers are not allowed to drive between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. and cannot drive on the 400-series highways or high-speed expressways.

After the 12-month period, G1 drivers can take a road test with a certified driving instructor. The exam measures basic skills including turning and parking. Drivers who pass the test move on to the G2 level.

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