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Senior Retesting - Information

If you are 70 years or older, you will be required to retest if you pleaded guilty to a driving violation or collision. The test will require you to take a written and vision test plus a 30 minute Road Test including an Expressway portion. We can help you with the Road Test portion of the testing. Please Note: Many laws have changed.

If you are 80 years or older and were told you require a Road Test after you attended a Seniors Group Education Session, your Road Test will be 20 minutes and NOT require testing on an Expressway. Please Note: Many laws have changed.

The Road Test is very specific regarding: Laws, Procedures & Proper Observation.
There is a high failure rate because people don't know these Laws, Procedures and How to Observe Properly.

If you don't pass, you will not be allowed to drive home alone.
Your driver's license will be reduced to that of a beginner, that is required to have a fully licensed driver with them. This is traumatic for most Seniors. Let us help you understand and successfully complete this test.

Most Seniors require a minimum of two lessons consisting of an hour and half each.

First: We evaluate your current Driving Skills and Knowledge.
Second: We explain the Testing Procedures & Marking System.
Finally: We take you along the Road Test Routes while informing you of What is Expected of you.

If you still have a G license or higher class, the training can be done in your vehicle.
If your license has been down graded to G1, the training MUST be done in our dual brake equipped and commercially insured car.

Yes, we teach parking in 3 easy steps.
Yes, we can accompany you to the Road Test.
Yes, we can help refresh your Driving Skills, if haven't driven for some time.

We specialize in helping people, pass their Road Test.

PRICES: (for one session)

One hour lesson (60 minutes)

$40

1 + 1/2 hours lesson (90 minutes)

$60

Two hour lesson (120 minutes)

$80

Payment Options:
Credit Card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, at our office or by phone 613-737-9595,
OR pay cash directly to your instructor at the time of the lesson.

To cancel or reschedule a lesson, please give us 24 hours notice.
Instructors are paid only when they teach.

Please read below, for what is included on the Day of your Road Test

G1 to G2 is $100
G2 to G is $125

This is what is included on the Day of your Road Test:

We pick you up with our car at your location, 90 minutes prior to your scheduled road test time. We provide you with 60 minutes of driving practice immediately prior to your test (to help overcome nervousness and give you important updated information).

We have to arrive at the DriveTest location 30 minutes before your scheduled road test time, for "Check In" (as required by DriveTest). After check in, we wait in the car for the DriveTest Examiner to come to the car. While waiting, we answer any road test questions you have. 

When the DriveTest Examiner arrives, they check the vehicle to ensure it meets MTO Standards. (The Examiner will check the tires, the windshield for cracks, the signal & brake lights, horn, etc) 

After this, the Examiner will go through a "Preamble" with you in the car, to give you information, regarding what is expected of you, during your road test. Then, away you go.  Just follow their directions. All driving decisions are yours.

After the test, we will help you complete your paperwork and license upgrade. Then drive you back to your home, work, or school. This entire procedure takes 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours depending on traffic, etc... We currently have a former DriveTest Examiner on staff (Fred).

 

Road Test - Car Rental with Instructor

Walkley Drivetest Centre or Canotek Drivetest Centre

Please read below, for what is included on the Day of your Road Test

G1 to G2 is $100 (cash only)
G2 to G is $125 (cash only) 

It will cost more if we have to drive far (same as taxis and buses) 

From Kanata & Stittsville add $20 due to the extra distance and travelling time.
(G1 to G2 is $100 + $20 = $120 Total)   (G2 to G is $125 + $20 = $145 Total)

To Winchester add $50, ( G1 to G2 is $100 + 50 = $150 Total)
To Smiths Falls add $80 ( G1 to G2 is $100 + 80 = $180 Total)
For other areas, please call for price and availability.
Please keep in mind .. Taxi's charge $1.60 a kilometre + $3.50 for pickup.
We do not charge anywhere near the cost of a taxi. We are much cheaper.

This is what is included on the Day of your Road Test:
   We pick you up with our car at your location, 90 minutes prior to your scheduled road test
   time. We provide you
with 60 minutes of driving practice immediately prior to your 
   test (to help overcome nervousness and give you any important updated information).
  
We have to arrive at the DriveTest location 30 minutes before your scheduled road test time, 
   for "Check In" (as required by Drivetest DES). After check in,
we wait in the car for the 
   DriveTest Examiner to come to the car and we answer any Road Test questions you have.
   The DriveTest Examiner will come to the car and check the vehicle and it's lights, horn, etc
   to ensure the car meets MTO standards.
   After this, the Examiner will go through a "Preamble" with you in the car,
   to give information, regarding what is expected of you, during your road test.
   Then, away you go.  Just follow their directions. All driving decisions are yours.
   Please note: Driving Examiners are required to watch you during the test! 
  
After the test, we will help you complete your paperwork and license upgrade.
  
We drive you back to your home, work, or school after the test.
   This entire procedure takes 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours depending on traffic, etc..
   We currently have a former DriveTest Examiner on staff.

A STRONG RECOMMENDATION for clients who DID NOT take our BDE course.

  • A 90 minute lesson a few days before your test - $60 cash to the Instructor.
    We have to be sure that your Skills, Knowledge, Procedures, Observation and Judgement meet Ministry Standards. You need time to review this information.
  • To pass your Road Test: 1) your Driving Skills must be very good.
                                              2) you must know and obey the Right-of-Way Rules.
                                             3) you must know and obey the Laws and Speed Limits.
                                            4) you must know the Procedures required for all Manoeuvres.
                                           5) Have good Observation Skills (looking for traffic problems).
                                          6) Have good Decision Making ability.

Please note: for G1 to G2 Road Tests, if you have not taken our BDE course.
We can NOT rent our vehicles for just the G2 Test > We must know that you can drive.
We cannot afford a crash (hirer insurance rates and charges) or damage to our tires,
or ruining our reputations, by bringing someone who is not prepared to pass the test.

During the Test:
The Drivetest Examiner will only give you directions and the driving task.
They will NOT try to trick you. They will NOT ask you to do anything illegal
.

DriveTest does not supply cars for the road test. You must bring a car.

Please reserve a car and Instructor in advance.

DO YOU WANT GOOD INSTRUCTION?

We have Great Instructors!

In Car Training - Just Driving Lessons - No Certificate

We will send an instructor to you. Pick up and drop off included.

Please, pay directly to your In Car Instructor - cash only.

Special attention for nervous drivers.

Yes, we teach parking in 3 easy steps.

We specialize in helping people pass their Road Test.

PRICES: (for one session)

One hour lesson (60 minutes)

$40

1 + 1/2 hours lesson (90 minutes)

$60

Two hour lesson (120 minutes)

$80

*** Driving Lesson prices have not been raised for 10 years.
*** Due to higher insurance & fuel prices, prices will rise soon.