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Safe driving practices
A quick review of important safety practices for drivers, including seatbelts, child car seats and booster seats, checking blind spots, obeying the speed limit and yielding to other road users.

Choose a child car seat
This information will help you find the right child car seat for your child's height, weight and development.

Medical review
Learn about medical standards for drivers, reporting requirements for doctors and optometrists, and how the medical review process works.

Bicycle safety tips
Find out the rules of the road for bikes and learn how you and your children can bike safely.

Pedestrian safety
Learn the rules for drivers and pedestrians to help keep people safe when walking on Ontario roads.

School bus safety
Learn the rules for driving and stopped near school buses and what children can do to stay safe when they ride a school bus.

Snowmobile safety
Find out how to prepare and operate a snowmobile safely in Ontario.

Motorcycle safety
A quick review of some important safety practices for motorcycle riders.

ATV/ORV safety
Know the rules and requirements for off-road vehicles (ORVs) and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

Distracted driving
Find out the risks of distracted driving, which devices you can and can't use and the penalties you could face.

Distracted driving - frequently asked questions
FAQs about Ontario's distracted driving laws.

Install a child car seat
Child car seats, booster seats and seatbelts help protect children from serious injury. This page will help you make sure your child's car seat is installed correctly.

Emergency vehicles
Know what to do when you pass a stopped emergency vehicle or when an emergency vehicle passes you.

Railway crossings
All railway crossings on public roads in Ontario are clearly marked with signs. Roads may also be marked with a large "X" on the pavement near railway crossings. When you see any of these signs, be ready to stop.

Impaired driving
Learn about Ontario's impaired driving laws and the penalties you could face if you drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Ignition Interlock Program
Find out about which Ontario drivers must use an ignition interlock device in their vehicles and how the program works.

Reduced Suspension with Ignition Interlock Conduct Review Program
Learn about this program to allow certain drivers convicted of a first-time alcohol-impaired driving offence under the Criminal Code to reduce their licence suspension.

Winter Highway Maintenance
Learn about Winter Road Maintenance in the Province of Ontario.

MTO’s Annual Road Safety Achievement Awards
MTO’s Road Safety Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and organizations who work to improve road safety in Ontario.

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