Drivewise Simcoe driving school: FAQ & Helpful Links

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Helpful Links

Obtaining a drivers licence in Ontario is no easy task. The links provided below are a great resource for understanding the process. Learn everything from what is needed from getting your G1 - to renewing your licence plate sticker, and more. When you are done here, please check out the Drivewise Safe Start program. The most advanced driving school in Simcoe. Need help for your road test? We offer driving lessons in Simcoe. 

Accepted identification documents for obtaining your Driver’s Licence: click here

Ontario’s graduated licencing program and requirements, everything you need to know: click here

Eligibility requirements for obtaining an Ontario driver’s licence: click here

Official MTO Driver’s Handbook. The best way to study for the G1 test is to attend the Drivewise Safe Start drive's training course. If that is not an option, the next best thing is the driver's handbook. Purchase your own copy: click here

Practice the Sign Portion of the G1 test: click here

Head to DriveTest's Offical site to book your test: click here

Vehicle Requirements for G2 and G road test: click here

Declaration From a Guarantor: click here

Driving information from Service Ontario (including renewing your licence plate sticker and renewing your licence): click here

Driver’s Licence History Report that insurance companies require for proof of Driver Training completion: click here

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book my driving class?

The best way to book your in-class program is to email Diane at If you have concerns or questions you can call Jim anytime at 519-751-5102.

What is Homelink and what if I forgot my Username and Password?

Homelink is the online portion of the Safe Start program. Homelink is to be completed at home with a student's spare time on a computer. We ask that students complete their Homelink before starting there in-car training. If a student does not know their username or password please email Diane at

What are the accepted forms of payment and required on my first day of in class?

We accept the following methods of payment; E-Transfer, cash, debit or cheque. You can pay the total amount due on the first day of in-class OR pay the first half on the first day of in-class and the second half on the first in-car lesson.

How can I pay the balance?

You may pay your in-car instructor the balance if paying by cash or cheque. 

When and how do I receive my Drivewise Certificates?

We email the certificates to you with the given email address provided on your registration form. When you have completed; the in-class, Homelink, in-car, have provided us with a copy of your licence, and have submitted payment in full, we will certify you and email your certificates to you. This is a fast and easy way for you to receive the certificates. Simply forward the email straight to your insurance company.

My Insurance Provider is looking for a New Drivers History.. What is that?

A Drivers Abstract or History can be purchased at Service Ontario. It will show information regarding your history as a driver; example, speeding tickets, collisions, etc. 

How do I start my in-car lessons?

We assign an in-car instructor while you are in-class. In the event you were not assigned an instructor, have lost your instructor's contact information, or wish to change instructors, please contact Jim at 519-751-5102.

What is the Graduated Licence System?

As of April 1/1994, all new drivers applying for their first car or motorcycle licence enter Ontario’s Graduated Licensing System (GLS). Graduated licensing lets new drivers get driving experience and skills gradually. The two-step licensing process takes at least 20 months to complete.

To apply for a licence, you must be at least 16 years old, pass a vision test, and a knowledge test on the rules of the road and traffic signs. After you pass these tests, you will receive a Class G1 licence and a driver information package for new drivers. You must pass two road tests to become fully licensed. New drivers earn full driving privileges in two stages and have five years to complete the program.

How do I get my G1/G2/G?


In order to be eligible to take the G1 test, you must be at least 16 years of age. You will take a vision test prior to your written test. The written test is made up of two parts: Signs and Rules of the Road. To best prepare for this test, purchase and read 'The Official MTO Driver's Training Hand Book', or take the Drivewise Safe Start training program before your test. You must bring two pieces of identification that show your legal name, birthdate, and signature to the DriveTest centre. Acceptable forms of identification include: passport, birth certificate, health card and student card. Written tests can be done at any DriveTest centre.


The earliest you may take your G2 test is 12 months prior to getting your G1, or 8 months if you have taken an MTO-approved Beginner Driver Education Program (like the Safe Start program offered by DriveWise).

During your G2 road test, you are evaluated on your knowledge and skills behind the wheel. 


The earliest you may take your G test is 12 months prior to getting your G2. You will be tested on similar areas as your G2 road test but will be required to enter and exit the highway. You must pass the G test within 5 years of getting your G1.

How do I book my Road Test?

Visit Drivetest

What are the restrictions on my licence? (from

G2 licence

After passing your G1 road test, you recieve a G2 licence. You practice with your G2 licence for 12 months. You can now drive:

- without another experienced driver in the car

- on all Ontario roads at any time of the day, in most cases


- have a zero blood alcohol level

- carry only as many passengers as there are working seatbelts

- If you are 19 and under, some other restrictions still apply.

G2 drivers: 19 and under

- Between midnight and 5 a.m.: you can only drive with one passenger who is 19 or under in your car.

This condition applies for the first six months of G2. After six months, you can drive with up to three passengers 19 or under between midnight and 5 a.m.

This condition does not apply, if: you have a fully licensed driver in the car with a zero blood alcohol level and four years plus experience driving or your passengers are immediate family members (e.g., a parent, brother or sister).

Full G Driving test

This is the second of two road tests you take as a new driver.You can take the test after 12 months with a G2 licence. The test covers more advanced driving skills (e.g., driving on a highway) once you pass, you get a full G licence.

​We recommend contacting our instructor, or Jim, for an assessment before doing your G2 exit test.

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