Ontario G1 Road Rules Practice Test

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All vehicles must be insured for third-party liability for at least

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All vehicles must be insured for third-party liability for at least $200,000. This covers you in the event that you injure or kill someone or damage someone's property while driving. Collision insurance to cover damage to your own vehicle is a good idea, but not required by law.

When approaching a railway crossing at which an electrical or mechanical signal device is warning of the approach of a train, you must:

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When approaching a railway crossing at which an electrical or mechanical signal device is warning of the approach of a train, you must stop at least 5m (15ft.) from the nearest rail. Wait until the signal lights stop flashing and, if the crossing has a gate or barrier, wait until it rises before you cross the tracks.

At night, should you meet another vehicle with blinding bright lights, the safest thing to do is:

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At night, should you meet another vehicle with blinding bright lights, the safest thing to do is to look slightly to the right hand side.

Hydroplaning occurs during heavy rain when a vehicle's tires ride up above the water on the roadway. To help prevent hydroplaning, you should:

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All of these answers are correct.

Level one drivers ( G1 ) must keep their blood alcohol level at zero percent and be accompanied by a class G driver with a blood alcohol level of less than _____ (if class G driver is 22 or older).

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Please note that the question implies a person with G1 licence behind the wheel. They must not drive alone; an accompanying driver must sit in the front passenger seat, have a valid Class G (or higher) licence, at least four years of driving experience, and must have a blood alcohol level of less than 0.05% when accompanying (accompanying drivers 21 and under must have zero per cent). [Level 1 (Class G1), Chapter 1 Getting Your Driver's Licence, The Official MTO Driver's Handbook]

If you are a teenage driver with your G2 license for 6+ months and until you obtain your full G license or turn 20, how many passengers are you allowed to carry between midnight and 5 a.m.?

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What matters is how long the G2 driver has had his/her license (less than 6 months or more). [Level two (Class G2); 1.Getting Your Driving License; The Official MTO Driver's Handbook]

If you become very tired while driving, you should:

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If you become very tired while driving, you should always stop and rest.

If you are approaching an intersection and the traffic lights are not working, you should:

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During an electrical failure, traffic lights at intersections will not work. Proceed cautiously and use the intersection the same way you would use an intersection with all-way stop signs.

In a vehicle with manual transmission, when descending a steep hill, a good safe-driving practice is to:

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In a vehicle with manual transmission, try shifting into a lower gear going down long, steep hills. This will help control your speed and you won't have to brake as sharply. Downshift before starting downhill since it may not be possible once you are going downhill.

When may you lend your driver's licence to other drivers?

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No one else is allowed to use your driver's licence!

A class G1, G2, M1 or M2 driver may be required to attend an interview to discuss his/her record and give reasons why their licence should not be suspended:

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See the Ontario Highway Traffic Act here: http://www.demerit-points.com/Demeritpoints-DemeritPointRegulations.html and section 'Demerit-point System for Level 1 and Level 2 Drivers' of the official MTO Driver's handbook. Pay attention that the question refers to Level 1 and Level 2 drivers, NOT fully licensed drivers.

A school bus, with red signal lights flashing, is stopped ahead of you. What does the law require you to do when meeting or overtaking the bus?

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You must stop whenever you approach a stopped school bus with its upper alternating red lights flashing, regardless of whether you are behind the bus or approaching it from the front.

Which of the following classes of vehicles may carry a red light visible from the front?

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Only emergency vehicles responding to a call may carry a red light visible from the front.

Which of the following has the right-of-way over all others at an intersection when the signal light is green?

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Pedestrians crossing with the light always have the right-of-way over all others at an intersection when the signal light is green.

If you are involved in an accident in which someone is injured you must:

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If you are involved in an accident in which someone is injured you must report the accident at once to the nearest provincial or municipal police officer.

When driving in heavy fog, you should use:

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If there is a fog warning, delay your trip until it clears, if possible. Use your low beam headlights. High beams reflect off the moisture droplets in the fog, making it harder to see.

When lights are required, drivers must switch from high beam lights to low beams when following another vehicle:

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Use your low beam headlights when following a vehicle within 60 metres. On country roads, switch to low beams when you come to a curve or hilltop so you can see oncoming headlights and won't blind oncoming drivers. If you can't see any headlights, switch back to high beams.

As a level two (G2) driver, your alcohol level must not be over:

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Level One and Level Two Drivers must have a blood alcohol level of zero when driving. New drivers caught drinking and driving will receive a 30-day suspension and can also be charged under the Criminal Code.

When a streetcar is stopped to take on or discharge passengers, where there is no safety zone, what does the law require you to do before passing the streetcar?

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When a streetcar is stopped to take on or discharge passengers, you must stop 2 m behind the rearmost door where passengers are getting on or off, and proceed only when it is safe to do so.

When a right turn against a red signal light is permitted, what does the law require you to do before entering the intersection and making the turn?

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In this situation you must stop, signal, and then make the turn so as not to interfere with other traffic, including pedestrians.

Drivers who don't follow the stopping requirements at a school crossing may receive:

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Where a school crossing guard displays a red-and-white stop sign, you must stop before reaching the crossing and remain stopped until all persons, including the school crossing guard, have cleared THE WHOLE ROADWAY and it is safe to proceed. Drivers who don’t follow the stopping requirements may receive a substantial fine and get three demerit points.

The Ministry of Transportation may suspend a licence after a 9 Demerit Point interview for a fully licensed driver:

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As a fully licensed driver, you may have to go to an interview to discuss your record and give reasons why your licence should not be suspended. You may also have to complete a driver re-examination. If you fail this test, your licence can be cancelled. If you fail to attend an interview, or fail to give good reasons for keeping your licence, it may be suspended.

When a streetcar is stopped to pick up or discharge passengers, and there is a safety island, what does the law require you to do?

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Stay at least two meters behind the rear doors where passengers are getting off or on. This rule does NOT apply at stops where an area has been set aside for streetcar passengers or there is a safety island. Always pass these areas at a reasonable speed and be prepared for pedestrians to make sudden or unexpected moves.

When driving on streets designed for two-way traffic, you hear the siren of an emergency vehicle. What does the law require you to do?

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If you hear the siren of an emergency vehicle, pull to the right as far as possible and stop. Don't worry: other drivers will do the same.

If the signal light changes from green to amber as you approach an intersection, what should you do?

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If the light changes to amber when you're approaching it, stop. Only if a stop cannot be made safely, proceed with caution.

Choose the correct statement from the following:

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Parking lights are only for parking. In low light, use your headlights, not parking lights.

A novice driver convicted of distracted driving is subject to __________ for a third occurrence.

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A novice driver (subject to the graduated licensing program) convicted of distracted driving will be subject to escalating sanctions (30-day licence suspension for a first occurrence; 90 days for a second occurrence; and licence cancellation and removal from the Graduated Licensing System for a third occurrence).

Overdriving your headlights (when the vehicle in front of you is within your headlights' range) at night is dangerous because:

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Your headlights' range shows an approximate distance that you should keep from the vehicle in front of you. If the vehicle you are following gets into your headlights, it means you are too close and you cannot stop within a safe distance if need be.

If you are a driver aged 19 or under and within the first six months of receiving your G2 license, how many passengers are you allowed to carry between midnight and 5 a.m.?

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Please pay attention to how long a teenage driver has had the license: if s/he is in his/her first six months, which is the case in this question, s/he is only allowed to carry 1 passenger aged 19 or under. After s/he has been a G2 driver for more than 6 months, the limitation is extended to 3 passengers aged 19 or under.

What must you do when the driver of another vehicle gives a signal that he wants to overtake and pass your vehicle?

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If another driver gives a signal that s/he wants to overtake and pass your vehicle, give way to the right and do NOT increase speed until the overtaking vehicle has passed your vehicle.

Examples of hands-free devices include:

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Examples of hands-free devices include all of these options.

You are driving up to an intersection where there is no signal light or police officer. A pedestrian is in the crosswalk on your side of the street. You should:

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CROSSWALKS are designated areas that allow pedestrians to safely cross roads where there are no traffic lights. Drivers, including cyclists, must stop and allow pedestrians to cross.

If you receive a call while driving, and you do not have a passenger who can take the call, you should:

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Make it a habit to pull over and park to use your cell phone or have a passenger take the call or let it go to voice mail. If you must use a cellular phone when driving, you must use it hands-free.

Under the Highway Traffic Act, if you are convicted of driving while your licence is suspended, assuming it is your first offence, you will:

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If you are convicted of driving while your licence is suspended for an HTA offence, you will have to pay a fine of $1,000 to $5,000 for a first offence and $2,000 to $5,000 for a 'subsequent' offence. (A 'subsequent' offence is when you are convicted again within five years.) The court can order you to spend up to six months in jail, or you may have to pay a fine or do both. Six months will be added to your current suspension as well.

You are driving on a wet road and have to make a stop quickly. The best way to do this if your vehicle does not have ABS is to:

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Threshold braking should bring you to a reasonably quick controlled stop in your own lane, even in slippery conditions. 1) Break as hard as you can without locking up or skidding the wheels. 2) Press down on the brake pedal, trying to get as much braking power as possible. 3) Then, if you feel any of the wheels locking up, release the brake pressure slightly and re-apply. Don't pump the breaks. Continue braking this way until you have brought the vehicle to a complete stop.

When the driver of another vehicle is about to overtake and pass your vehicle, you must:

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If another driver is about to overtake your vehicle, you should move to the right and let them pass.

Under which of the following conditions is it dangerous and unlawful to make a U-turn?

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All the answer options are examples of situations where it is dangerous or unlawful to make a U-turn.

A flashing green light at an intersection, where turns to the left and right are permitted, indicates:

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A flashing green light means you're allowed to turn left, right, or go straight if the way is clear.

You are approaching the intersection with a flashing red light. You must:

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You must come to a complete stop at a flashing red light. Move through the intersection only when it's safe. [Flashing Red Light; Traffic Lights; 3. Traffic Signs and Lights; The Official MTO Driver's Handbook]

How close to a fire hydrant may you legally park?

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Do not park within 3 m of a fire hydrant, on or within 100 m of a bridge or within 6 m of a public entrance to a hotel, theatre or public hall when it is open to the public.

Under what circumstances may a driver's licence be cancelled?

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Any or all of these answers are correct.

A "No Parking" sign at a certain location means:

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A No Parking sign means that you may NOT park your vehicle there.

When you are in the roundabout...

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When you're in the roundabout: - Keep to the right of the centre island and drive in a counter-clockwise direction until you reach your exit; - Don't pass large vehicles or change lanes; - Don't stop inside the roundabout, except to avoid a collision.

When approaching an intersection, you notice the roadway beyond the intersection is blocked with traffic. In this situation, you should:

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When approaching an intersection and you notice the roadway beyond the intersection is blocked with traffic, you should stop before entering the intersection and wait until traffic ahead moves on. If not, the light may turn red for you and green for other vehicles and you will end up blocking the intersection.

When the traffic signal light facing you is red and you intend to go straight through the intersection, what must you do?

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When the traffic light is red, you must stop, proceed only when the signal turns green and when the way is clear.

When does the law require the headlights on vehicles to be turned on?

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Turn on the headlights one-half hour before sunset and keep them on until one-half hour after sunrise. You must always use the headlights when fog, snow or rain keeps you from clearly seeing people or vehicles less than 150 m away.

The two-second rule is used to determine:

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A safe following distance is at least two seconds behind the vehicle you are following. This lets you see around the vehicle ahead and gives you enough distance to stop suddenly. To estimate the time, wait until the rear end of the vehicle in front of you passes any distinct and fixed point on the roadway (e.g. a road sign, mailbox, line/crack/patch in the road). However, don't take your eyes off the vehicle for more than a second or that would defeat the purpose. As you count to yourself the elapsed time in seconds, the front of your car should pass the same point no less than two seconds later. If the elapsed time is less than this, increase the distance, then repeat the method again until the time is at least 2 seconds.

Failing to stop for a school bus that is unloading passengers will:

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Failure to stop for a school bus that is unloading passengers will cost you 6 demerit points and a maximum fine of up to $2,000.

How soon after a licensed driver changes his/her name or address is he/she required to notify the Ministry of Transportation and Communications?

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If you change your name or address, you are required to notify the Ministry of Transportation and Communications within 6 days.

Where a highway has divided into lanes for traffic, a driver should:

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Where a highway has divided into lanes for traffic, a driver should signal intention and move to another lane only when it is safe to do so.

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