Ontario G2 License Requirements and Restrictions
What are the requirements for a G2 license?
Ontario’s graduated driver’s licensing system is split into a few different phases.
There are a few things you need in order to obtain a Regular G1, G2, and G-class driver's license. We’ve put together the requirements for a G2 so you can best prepare yourself for the test to obtain your license.
Things to keep in mind for the driving test:
There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind for the driving test.
Driving situations and rules of the road
How to start, stop, turn and pass
Drive through intersections with control
Safe driving practices include speed limit, proper steering, and being able to perform a roadside stop
Driving on the highway will be required and you’ll need to know how to merge and change lanes
Conditions and Restrictions of an Ontario G2 License
With a G2 license, you can drive just about anywhere at anytime of the day alone or with passengers but will have a few restrictions to abide by:
- Blood alcohol must be zero
- Passengers can’t exceed the number of seat belts within the vehicle
- G2 drivers under age 19 can only drive with 1 passenger aged 19 and under, within the first 6 months of having a G2 if driving between 12 am and 5am (After 6 months, up to 3 is fine, and this restriction doesn’t apply if there’s a fully G licensed driver with 4 years of experience accompanying)
Avoid it if you can: Getting a Traffic Ticket with a G2 License
Failing to obey traffic laws can result in a ticket, might give you demerit points and can hurt your auto insurance premiums in Ontario. A G2 license is still a beginner license and penalties are more costly than for a G licensed driver.
With a G2, on your first conviction, your license will be suspended for 30 days while your second conviction can result in a suspension of up to 90 days. Let’s just say you don’t want to get a third conviction because you will lose your novice license and have to start all over.
Preparing for Your Ontario G2 License Road Test
Once you’ve had your G2 license for 12 months, you’ll have gained enough driving experience to be able to take the G road test. You have 5 years from when you get your G1 to complete the process and this test will include a portion on the highway.
G2 and Insurance
Keep in mind you’ll need to notify your insurance company if someone in the household has obtained their G2 license. We recommend speaking to an insurance advisor who can lay out all your options and help you find the best rate and save on your car insurance. Start a quote today.