What You Need to Know Before You Get Behind the Wheel
Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death among children and young adults. Young drivers are involved in fatal traffic crashes at over twice the rate at the rest of the population. Exceeding the posted speed limit or driving at an unsafe speed is the most common error in fatal accidents.
Must maintain a zero blood alcohol level while driving. Must be accompanied by a fully licensed driver with at least four years driving experience, and a blood alcohol level of less than .05 per cent (accompanying drivers 21 and under must have zero per cent) Ensure the accompanying driver is the only other person in the front seat. Ensure the number of passengers in the vehicle is limited to the number of working seat belts. Refrain from driving on Ontario’s 400 series highways or on high speed expressways such as the Queen Elizabeth Way, Don Valley Parkway, Gardiner Expressway, Row Expressway and the Conestoga Parkway Refrain from driving between midnight and 5:00 am
May drive without an accompanying driver on all Ontario roads anytime, but are still required to: ensure the number of passengers in the vehicle is limited to the number of working seat belts. The number of young passengers that teen G2 drivers can carry will be limited from midnight to 5:00 am. For the first six months, G2 drivers 19 or under can carry only one passenger aged 19 or under. After the first six months, and until the G2 driver earns a full G licence or turns 20, they can carry up to three passengers aged 19 or under. Three passengers restrictions do not apply if the G2 driver is operating a motor vehicle after 5:00 am and before midnight. These restrictions will not apply if the G2 driver is accompanied by a full G licenced driver (with at least four years driving experience) in the front seat, or if the passengers are immediate family members.
About 30% of crashes killing young drivers involve alcohol.
More than 1,000 young drivers lose their lives every year in crashes because of an impaired driver.
Teen drivers killed in motor vehicle collisions had a youth passenger in the utomobile 45% of the time.