Statistics show that new drivers, of any age, are far more likely to be involved in serious or fatal collisions than experienced drivers.
To help new drivers develop better, safer driving habits, Ontario introduced graduated licensing in 1994 for all drivers applying for their first car or motorcycle licence. Graduated licensing lets you gain driving skills and experience gradually, in lower-risk environments. The two-step licensing system takes at least 20 months to complete and includes two road tests.
Passing the Level One (M1) road test allows you to move to Level Two and receive a Class M2 licence. If you have passed the test on a limited-speed motorcycle or a moped, an L condition is added to your driver’s licence. The L condition means you are restricted to driving a limited-speed motorcycle or moped on only certain roads.
If you have passed the test on a threewheeled motorcycle, an M condition is added to your driver’s licence. The M condition means you are restricted to driving only three-wheeled motorcycles.
The Level One road test deals with basic driving skills. It includes a three-part motorcycle skill test. Sets of two cones placed one metre apart, with each set 4.5 metres apart (from the centre of the cone), are used to test your skill in manoeuvring your motorcycle.
Road tests are conducted according to set time frames. It is best to arrive early in order to complete the registration process and be ready for your test at the proper time. When you arrive, your examiner will tell you how long you have to complete the test.
The following details each part of the Level One test: