It was reported by the Toronto Star Newspaper Dec 7/08 TorStar that not all DriveTest Driver Examination Centres are the same, when reviewing the pass and failure rates of drivers who are being road tested for their G1 and G2 driver’s licences. The G1 and G2 Road Test Failure Rates have significant differences in their pass/failure rates, depending on which of the DriveTest Driver Examination Centres you schedule your road test. The period of time in which the failure rates were examined was between the year 2006, up to and including, January 21, 2008.
There are approximately 300 examiners amongst the 55 DriveTest Driver Examination Centres and 38 Travel Point (these travel points are not open on a regular basis) locations that conduct the examinations and road tests. The Knowledge Test ($10.00), the G1/G2 Road Test ($40.00) and the five year licence ($75.00) is expensive and costs the consumer $125.00. In 2003 the Ontario Conservative Harris Government (under Premier Mike Harris) contracted out this work to a British Corporation (Serco DES Incorporated) on a ten (10) year, $138 million dollar contract. This means the McGuinty Liberal Government in Ontario, will have to wait until 2013 before completing a comprehensive review of DriveTest and deciding what to do with this very important work.
The worst place to go for your tests (because roughly half of all participants fail) is the DriveTest in Brampton, Ontario (located at 59 First Gulf Blvd – Unit # 9, Brampton, Ontario L6W 4P9) and one of the best locations, located north of Brampton, is the DriveTest in Kapuskasing (where only about 10% fail) Ontario (located at Model City Mall -Unit # 64, Kapuskasing, Ontario P5N 2E9). See Mapping of locations.
Based on the G1 and G2 Road Test Failure Rate chart, found within the Toronto Star story, here are the ten (10) DriveTest Driver Examination Centres where you will most likely fail the Road Test administered by Serco DES Inc:
Name of DriveTest Percentage of those
Driver Examination Centre: who fail the road test:
Brampton 51.2 %
Toronto – Morningside 48.5 %
Toronto – Etobicoke 46.9 %
Oakville 44.9 %
Windsor 44.4 %
Tillsonburg 44.4 %
Downsview 44.3 %
Toronto – East 43.4 %
Smith Falls 41.5 %
Clinton 41.3 %
To see the rankings of all the other Serco run DriveTest Driver Examination Centres, go to the following TorStar G1/G2 Road Test Failure Results and findout how the other DriveTest Centres rank in your area. If you want to go to the Ontario Government website that will provide the names and addresses of all the DriveTest Centres that were ranked, you can access this information from the following Ontario DriveTest locations
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation stated that Ontario has some of the highest testing standards in the world.