Saturday, November 12, 2011

Eldest Boy is Driving - Scary!

Eldest boy is 16. Yesterday after school he passed his written driving test for a G1 licence. This is the first step towards a full licence.

In Ontario we have a graduated driver licence system. The first step to a full Ontario driver licence is a G1 licence. You must pass a written test and be at least 16 years old. You must hold a G1 licence for a minimum of 12 months before you can take the road test (or 8 months if you take a Ministry approved driver education course). You must have a fully licenced driver (usually a parent) in the front seat whenever you are driving.

The next step is the G2 driver licence. The G2 road test is taken 12 months after the G1 road test. For the first 6 months a G2 driver can only have 1 teenager 19 or under in the car. After 6 months you may not have more than 3 passengers, 19 and under, in the car between midnight and 5 am.

Since it's inception the Graduated Licensing System has reduced death and injury among teenaged drivers.

Hubby is taking eldest boy out to drive. Just a little scary.

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