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Driver Examination Services Now Available

Ontario’s 56 driver examination centres are operated by Serco DES Inc., a private operator under contract to the Ministry of Transportation. A labour disruption involving United Steelworkers local 9511 (USW) and Serco has ended. Full driver examination services are now available, although there are backlogs at some locations.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. My road test was cancelled because of the strike. When do I take my test?
  2. I need to take a test to renew my driver’s licence, but my Ontario driver’s licence expired during strike. Is my Ontario driver’s licence still valid?
  3. How long do I have to take my test?
  4. I do not have to take a test to renew my driver’s licence.  Is my Ontario driver’s licence also extended?
  5. When I re-book my road test, will I have to pay the fee again?
  6. I am a senior driver over 80 years old who requires a road test to renew my licence. Can I book a road test appointment?
  7. What will happen to me if I am stopped by police and my licence shows an expired date?
  8. What if I am out of the province and I have an expired licence?

For a more information including services, locations and hours of operation at DriveTest Centres across the province, visit or call 1-888-570-6110.  In Toronto, call 416-325-8580. 

Ban On Hand-Held Devices Now Ontario Law

It's now the law - the use of hand-held cell phones and other wireless devices while driving is prohibited in Ontario. The new distracted driving law makes it illegal for drivers to talk, text, type, dial or email using hand-held cell phones and other hand-held communications and entertainment devices.  Hands-free use of these devices will still be permitted. Read more

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Apply Today For Your Enhanced Driver's Licence

Ontario drivers who are Canadian citizens can now apply for the Ontario Enhanced Driver's Licence.

Nine ServiceOntario centres are now accepting applications for this passport alternative, which can be used at Canada-U.S. land and water border crossings.

Those who wish to apply for a licence should visit to book an application appointment. Appointments will be available starting May 19, 2009 with the first batch of licences projected for delivery by June 1, 2009.

For public inquiries please call ServiceOntario at 1-800-387-3445 or 416-235-2999.

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Looking for Information on Highway Road Closures and Restrictions, Winter Road Conditions, Construction and Compass Road Cameras?

You can find all this and more at our Travellers Road Information Portal (TRIP). TRIP also offers information on traffic flow, car pool lots and High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes for provincially maintained highways.

Or call the TRIP telephone hotline 1-800-268-4686 or 416-235-4686.

Safe motoring!

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