G1 Written Test
Before you can take your road test, you need to take the written test. This is the beginning of your journey to automotive freedom!
The questions you need to answer are based on the Ontario Driver’s Handbook so be sure to grab a copy of it to increase your chances of success. As with most tests that feature multiple choice questions, practice makes perfect.
Most of the questions simply require you to use common sense. However, if you do find yourself struggling with certain genres of questions, be sure to practice them until you’re confident with them.
After enough practice, the answer will be second nature to you, and you are sure to pass!
It will also increase your confidence and ability to perform well on the road test, as you will have the required road knowledge.
Here are a couple of questions to get you started, we will even include our thought process for answering question 1:
Is the driver responsible for passengers buckling up?A: Only the passengers in the front seatB: Only the passengers over 18 years of ageC: Only the passengers over 16 years of age D: Only the passengers under 16 years of age
(A: Everyone in the vehicle needs to buckle up so that rules out this option.)
(B: People over the age of 18 are considered adults, so do you really need to remind an adult to buckle up?)
(C/D: Upon comparing the final two choices, which makes more sense? Obviously, passengers under 16 years of age, as they are children!)
Unless posted so, the maximum speed limit in villages, towns, cities and built-up areas is what?A: 30 km/hB: 40 km/hC: 50 km/hD: 60km/h
(This is a must know! You wouldn’t want to go over on your road test.)
G1 Road Test
After your written test, you have to wait 8-12 months to before you can take your first road test. The time simply depends on whether you are registered with a driving school or not.
So what now? Now it’s time to master the basics. In order for you to have the best chance of passing, you want to ensure you know how to operate a vehicle to a good standard.
On your first few lessons, you might think that you are travelling at a snails pace and that there is no way you will be able to learn it all in 12 months, but this is just part of the process, you will quickly improve and realise that you can actually do it!
The G1 road test takes approximately 20 minutes, so you won’t have to stress over being in the vehicle with the examiner for a prolonged period of time, which allows you to stay calm and composed.
During this test you will be generally be assessed on the following: StartingStoppingTurningLane changingParallel parkingPerpendicular parking
If you can master these, then you will pass with ease allowing you to acquire your G2 Licence!
G2 Road Test
As with the G1 road test, you do have to wait 8-12 months before you can take your G2 road test and get your G licence. So again, you want to ensure you get in lots of practice, to maximise your chances of passing the G2 road test.
During the test itself, you must be accompanied by a fully licenced driver, who has a minimum of 4 years driving experience.
The biggest difference between the G1 and G2 road test is that in your G2 road test, you are required to show that you are capable of driving safely on highways, and you must be confident with manoeuvres.
If you have practiced enough, and believe in yourself, you will pass, finally earning your G Licence!