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Ontario G2 license expired; Now what?

SamyazaSamyaza Registered User
edited March 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm having a hard time finding the definitive answer for this question.

I got my G2, and didn't challenge the final road test to get my G before it expired. Am I still licensed to drive under my G1, which has not expired yet? Can I challenge my G2 road test again now, or do I need to get a new G1 first?

Thanks in advance.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You need to start over completely, but try calling the MTO and see if you can plead for your case. They may let you try for your G.

    Right now, your license has expired, and you cannot drive at all. You don't still have a G1, it was replaced by your G2, which is now expired.

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  • SamyazaSamyaza Registered User
    edited March 2010
  • MackenzierMackenzier Gold Star Police Ninja LurkingRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    What Figgy said. From what I can find from the Ministry website though, because your G2 expired recently you may have a slightly faster time getting back to where you were.

    http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/renewal.shtml

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You wont have to wait the 8 or 12 month or whatever period it is between getting a g1 and a g2.

    So, go get your G1 again, and immediately book a road test.

  • exmelloexmello Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I have a related question.

    The original G1 I got when I was 16 expired because I didn't care about driving when I was a teenager. I got another G1 in May 2006, got my G2 in September 2007 and I have been driving on my G2 ever since.

    I think my G2 says on the back that it expires in 2011, but I heard somewhere that you only have 4 years total from the time you start the graduated licensing system to complete the process. Does this mean I only have a month or two to schedule my full G? Or do I have another year?

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  • DakalDakal Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Exmello, your license expires when it says it expires on the back. It wont expire before then. The best thing to do is book a road test ASAP because often times, especially in the spring there is a rush for tests. People dont like taking the test in the winter for some reason. Another reason to book one now is because depending on where you live, there may be a couple month wait for the test.

    If you only have a few weeks left however, you can always go to a testing center when they open and hope someone cancels that day, or they have time for a walk in test. This is how I completed my Motorcycle license as fast as I could. (M1 -> M2 =90 days, M2 -> M = 1-2 years)

  • UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Dakal wrote: »
    Exmello, your license expires when it says it expires on the back. It wont expire before then. The best thing to do is book a road test ASAP because often times, especially in the spring there is a rush for tests. People dont like taking the test in the winter for some reason. Another reason to book one now is because depending on where you live, there may be a couple month wait for the test.

    If you only have a few weeks left however, you can always go to a testing center when they open and hope someone cancels that day, or they have time for a walk in test. This is how I completed my Motorcycle license as fast as I could. (M1 -> M2 =90 days, M2 -> M = 1-2 years)

    Probably think it's scary, which is ironic because I've heard plenty of stories about people who've had their road tests after a snow storm and the snow has always helped them. Since there's so much of the white stuff, they have to drive extra slow and careful and the whole test becomes super easy. Not quite the case for the highway test though.

    But yeah Exmello, whatever the expiration date on the back says will be what it is.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I took my G2 test when it was snowing years ago. I slid right over a stop sign line.

    Still passed :P

  • Space PickleSpace Pickle Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You gain some bonus points for taking the test in bad weather conditions, I believe.

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