Ontario's Senior Driver Licence Renewal Program for drivers 80 years of age and older, helps seniors drive safely and be mobile and independent longer.
Drivers aged 80 years or older must renew their driver's licence every two years. To renew your licence, you must pay the applicable licensing fee, complete a vision test, a written test on the rules of the road and signs, and take part in a group education session. Some participants may be required to take a road test.
A Group Education Session is 90 minutes long. These sessions give you important information on driver safety. It will also give you the tools to help assess how well you drive, and identify areas where you may be able to improve your driving. It can help reduce the risk of being in a collision. You will be given information on:
A trained counsellor reviews your driving record and your participation in the group education session. Only those who may pose a risk to road safety will need to take a road test.
There are multiple-choice questions on the rules of the road, driving situations and traffic signs. If you don't pass the test on the first try, it doesn't mean you lose your licence. You can try the test again to pass.
There is a sample written test that gives you an idea of the questions that will be asked.
Driver's Handbooks can be purchased at any DriveTest Centre, Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing offices, or at bookstores and other retail outlets. The Driver's Handbook is also available on the MTO website.
You will receive a renewal notice by mail up to 90 days before your driver's licence expires. Your notice will tell you the steps to take to renew your licence.
You can renew your driver's licence up to six months before it expires. If it cannot be arranged for you to attend the group education session or a road test before your licence expires, you may be issued a temporary driver's licence.
You can complete all the requirements to renew your licence on the same day. It will take about three and half hours to complete. There are many locations across the province and you will be scheduled at a location closest to you.
When you receive your renewal application in the mail you must contact the MTO Scheduling office to schedule an appointment. Please have your driver's licence number available when you call.
The number to call Province wide is: 1-800-396-4233 or (416) 235-3579
If you have questions about your driver's licence or to learn more about the Senior Driver Licence Renewal Program, call the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-387-3445. In Toronto, call (416) 235-2999.
Contact the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-268-4686, or visit the Senior Drivers section of the MTO website.