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What is the driving restriction for people holding "Ontario G1 Driving license" in Ontario?

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I recently passed my written portion of my driving test exam and I was issued a "G1 driving license". I believe that I can start taking driving classes and practical courses. I have never driven before in my life and am a total beginner. Actually I feel nervous to begin with but am pretty sure that with enough time and practise, I could drive well in future. As with any new driver I could feel butterfly in my stomach already thinking about it. I am one of those people who starts feeling funny in my stomach when it comes to any kind of test or exams. Even during my high school exams time, I used to have this weird feeling of nervousness. So imagine with driving test time, I could feel more tense and nervous. Hopefully with time I could get over this nervousness problem.

I was just wondering that there must be some kind of restriction for total beginners who holds a "G1 driving license". Otherwise the streets wouldn't be safe from all those G1 drivers creating an accident very now and then. Until what time are "G1 drivers" allowed to practise on the road? Can a "G1 driving license" driver drive alone at all times or does it have to be someone sitting beside the G1 driver anytime we drive?
asked in Oakville / Halton Region by Linda Thompson (109 points)

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A G1 licensed driver may start driving anytime after successfully passing the driving written test, provided the following conditions are met and followed throughout until the driver obtains G2 driving license:

1. You cannot drink and drive at all, you must have zero blood alcohol level in your system at all times when you are operating a vehicle. You cannot argue and say that your blood alcohol is below 0.05% level which is negligible. This rule is especially important for new drivers because you may not have any experience driving before and the presence of alcohol in your blood only complicates things.

2. You need to have someone who is fully licensed for at least 4 years sitting beside on passenger seat and he or she should be sober with alcohol level below 0.05%. This is required so in case of emergency, the experienced driver sitting beside you, can take over the steering wheel. You cannot have any other passenger sitting beside you on passenger seat including no infants, child or kids allowed in the front passenger seat.

3. You can have as many passenger in your vehicle as the number of seat belts present. This rule extends beyond passing G2 or G1 drivers license. In fact, this is a general rule that apply to every driver in Ontario as well.

4. You are not allowed to drive on 400 series highway or other high speed expressways because that requires better driving skills and faster speed which you do not possess at this stage.

5. You can only drive between the hours of 5:00 am until midnight (12am). From 12am onwards until 5am, you are prohibited to drive with a G1 drivers license. One simple reason being that during these hours, the roads can be dangerous to drive in.

6. You can drive with your child in your vehicle as long as there is a seat belt secured for the child anywhere but not on the passenger seat beside the driver's seat.
answered by Edward Newton (143 points)
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