DriveTest G2 & G Driver’s Licence Road Test “Failure Rates”

Update: see previous posts – August 31, 2010 – Temporary Driver Licences Expire September 1, 2010, December 7, 2008 – “DriveTest” Driver Examination Centres.

Source – Toronto Star

The results are in. Not all DriveTest locations are the same and the results are dramatic with respect to the locations that have the highest failure rates for road tests versus the locations with the lowest failure rates for road tests.

Save yourself the aggravation, time and money and avoid the DriveTest locations that fail a majority of driver’s who conduct the road tests.

1. Brampton – G2 test failure rate = 53%, G licence test failure rate = 41% *
2. Downsview – G2 test failure rate=52%, G licence test failure rate = 45%
3. Etobicoke – G2 test failure rate = 51%,  G licence test failure rate = 47% *
4. Port Union-G2 test failure rate = 47%,  G licence test failure rate = 46% *
5. Tillsonburg-G2 test failure rate = 46%, G licence test failure rate = 34%
6. Metro East-G2 test failure rate = 44%, G licence test failure rate = 35%
7. Oakville     – G2 test failure rate = 43%, G licence test failure rate = 45%
8. Renfrew    – G2 test failure rate = 42%, G licence test failure rate =  30%
9. Windsor    – G2 test failure rate = 41%,  G licence test failure rate =  31%
10. Aurora    – G2 test failure rate = 40%,  G licence test failure rate = 38%
11. Hamilton – G2 test failure rate = 38%,  G licence test failure rate = 39%
*= Brampton, Etobicoke and Port Union DriveTest Centres are open on Saturday:
Brampton: 59 First Gulf Blvd. Unit #9, Brampton, Ontario       # 1 for failing students
Etobicoke: 5555 Eglinton Ave W (at Dixie) Etobicoke, Ontario # 3 for failing students
Port Union: 91 Rylander Blvd. Unit #109A, Port Union, Ont.   # 4 for failing students

It is important to remember that you can book a road test with any DriveTest centre in Ontario. The wait times for an appointment is approximately one (1) month. You can book a month in advance and take your road test at any of the DriveTest centres.

You can contact DriveTest to book your road test by going to their website at or by calling their toll free phone number at 1-888-570-6110. The fee for a G2 road test is $40.00 and the fee for a G road test is $75.00. This payment must be made at the time that you book the appointment for a road test.

There are a number of Toronto driving schools who are helping their students navigate through the graduated licensing system in Ontario, who understand that if they want their students to pass the road test, it is best to travel to DriveTest centres where their students are more likely to pass, then to fail at a Toronto based DriveTest.  Students understand this reality and will pay up to two hundred dollars ($200.00) to travel up north as far as Bancroft (a 3 hour drive) to take their roadtest, knowing that the odds are in their favour of passing the test.  Everyone wants to experience success.

1. Kenora – G2 test failure rate =  7%, G licence test failure rate = 16%
2. Sault Ste. Marie – G2 test failure rate=11%, G licence test failure rate = 12%
3. Sudbury -G2 test failure rate = 14%,G licence test failure rate = 11%
4. Espanola -G2 test failure rate = 21%, G licence test failure rate =   7%
5. Kapukasing -G2 test failure rate = 21%, G licence test failure rate =   9%
6. Dryden -G2 test failure rate = 19%, G licence test failure rate = 20%
7. Thunder Bay – G2 test failure rate = 20%, G licence test failure rate = 21%
8. Brockville – G2 test failure rate = 22%, G licence test failure rate = 13%
9. Belleville – G2 test failure rate = 22%, G licence test failure rate = 20%
10. North Bay – G2 test failure rate = 23%,  G licence test failure rate =22%
11. Sarnia – G2 test failure rate = 24%,  G licence test failure rate = 23%
Source: DriveTest G2 and G Road Test Failure Rate “NORMS” by DriveTest
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  1. Downsview is outright horrible, i failed three times there and hoping i’ll get it the 4th time, first time i can see is my own fault , second time is totally bullshit, when you turn right on red light, left lane truck blocking your view of incoming traffic, you gotta edging out a bit to see, that fxxking examiner stomp on the brake and told me i cant go because of red light and i should stop right there, i told him, no, i am not going, i am rolling out to see more clear, he failed me on the second time and the 3 rd time, this guy failed me on very subjective view– not observe enough, i mean what the fxxk is that, this is pure subjective and saying i am driving too close to traffic, i can’t believe he failed me on these.. No wonder ppl say Downsview is the worst money grab center.

  2. The man who is the one examiner for Renfrew county (Mario) will fail you if you are not perfect. Also he will fabricate a story of you of breaking the law as another excuse for you to fail. Literally everybody i know has the same experience Do not go to this place unless you are sure you know every single detail of the test you are taking….actually don’t go here at all. This sounds CRAZY right ? 1 in every 3 people fail the G road test specifically in Renfrew No.8 highest fail rate in the PROVENCE is this small town. In my opinion Renfrew is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of drivers due to the confusing roads (5 way intersection) and the blind up-hill freeway exit. furthermore the one examiner is very much an egotistical sadist whose body language says “you are going to fail” doesn’t help drivers relax, many feel intimidated and drive worse. I lived here all my life and unlike the nice people up the street at MTO, who are actually reasonable and make you feel comfortable, these people are terrible to deal with. If you need to pass your test go to nearby Pembroke.

  3. Bloody examiners really suck..

    I failed recently at Guelph test center for G test.. There was no traffic rule violation but the examiner mentioned so many errors for “not looking at hazards” in residential area and not not making “traffic check” while turning – 16 errors for both together out of total 32 errors she reported on observation sheet – 2 more than the passing threshold of 30.

    She was a ridiculous fat white lady.. but Insensitive like a black buffalo.. When I tried to justify, i heard back “Nothing is going to change..!”

    I made a complaint to supervisor who offered me to give early date for re-test.. I also asked for fees rebate and he agreed for that..

    I am giving the free re-test in 2 weeks now.. but I am really not happy with Guelph test center.. I have seen other 8 to 10 such cases happened with my friends..

  4. Passed my G from oakville yesterday. G2 was passed from brampton almost 3 years ago…all in first attempt and no driving courses :)

  5. Just did my G test in Stratford today and was failed because the examiner felt I “did not check my blind spots enough”. Did the highway/parking/turning ect completely fine and was sure that I passed with flying colours when I returned back to the driving center. So mad…

  6. 53% failure rate of Brampton shows that not something is wrong with students rather something is wrong with test center. it is had to accept that more than 50% of new students come unprepared and could fail. out of 50% failing students the demography of the crowd must be analysed as to their age, driving history etc. this center is truly making profit and must be monitored with vehicles equipped with camera both inside and outside. because people are investing their money, time and energy to get passed and examiners cannot simply pass fail people.

  7. today i had my g2 test at brampton and i was failed stating more than 40 at school zone. but the light was not flashing but examiner says it was flashing. cannot argue so avoided. i know many such incidents might have happened with many people.. slution to this is;
    – driving centre must have thier vehicle for test
    – these vehicle must have camera inside car and also outside
    – these records must be stored for 6 months minimum

    so though students are monitored examiners are not and there is no easy way for student to express concerns.

    infact for me examiner was saying to do uphill parking on a downhill and when asked she says do as i say.

  8. I just gave me G test today in Guelph and I know for a fact that I am a good driver because I did really well in my driving school and I have been driving for 5 plus years without an accident or a ticket. I practised beyond what was necessary and knew that I passed the test with flying colours. To my surprise, the test takers told me me I failed and this is a decision beyond being arbitrary. The fool told me I had some minor mistakes which led to my failure and upon inspection of my score sheet, I noticed that he failed me because I did not look at my blind spot! This is absolutely insane because I checked my blind side so many times that my neck started hurting. They have done this exact same thing to numerous members of my family and friends who are all excellent drivers and I beleive its time that the government steps in and puts these criminals out of buisness. It costs a fortune to give these tests and these pricks take advantage of this form of exploitation and fail people so that they are forced to pay again and again.

  9. I had Road test sept. 2015 .
    Port Union.. is one the worst place and I don’t recommend people for Road Test.. plz plz plz don’t go..
    I have bad experience from examiner he was old asian gy he was not good and was not professional ..

    Majority of them at the spot they will kill your emotion.. and the direction they give you is very short in time..

    I have 5 years experience in Canada, plus 10 year in back home they failed me..
    I am very disappointed with examiners.. hope MTO retrain them..soon.

  10. Bancroft is bad because the lady does’t know a brown car from a silver car and there is no lines printed on the road so you don’t know what line you are in.

  11. Hamilton is horrible as well. I got this old white guy who didn’t even look at me or seem to care what he was doing. AHe failed me because when I was making a right turn the light (which was green when I started) turned yellow. Apparently I should’ve stopped halfway through my turn instead of finishing on a yellow light. WTF?!?! That’s not safe. And he told me this was why I failed AFTER he told me I was a super safe driver and didn’t make many mistakes. Then he told me that I could go and pay for a sooner test date, because there’s none left in 2014 Hamilton unless you pay extra.

    Total money grab.

    Does anyone know what it’s like in Orillia?

  12. Nadia:
    Although late reply but if you haven’t taken it yet (or perhaps for others who may stumble upon this thread), Orangeville G is easy. The highway is 80 KMPH with less traffic. Problem is that there is some driving in residential streets which may get tricky but overall I would rate it high on passing as its simple with less traffic on the road.

  13. can any one advice me about doing G test in Orangeville ?
    is it really easy to pass it there ? I could not find it in the report above . thanks

  14. Having read this I believed it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article
    together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  15. Extortion at its best. I was failed 2 times at Port Union, and the only ultimatum I was given was slip 200$ to the examiner. It is a scam and they are heartlessly ripping the public off. The government should step up to the plate to monitor it and protect society from unsafe drivers. How do these examiners sleep @ night?

  16. I had my G2 road test passed on my first attempt at Oakville in 2009, a month after I came to Canada as an independedt immigrant. Since then I have been procrastinating to take my G road test until this last Friday – 04/11/2014. My G2 license is about to expire next month so obviously I got no other choice but to do my G road test. I took 6 hours of in car refresher kind of crash course for 3 days just to catch up with anything new about driving rules & regulations about 3 weeks into my road test schedule in Etobicoke (Eglinton) . As usual I listened carefully to my driving instructors tips (this time it is a different driving instructor). I made sure I was well rested the night prior to my road test day just like I did on my previous test, came to the testing center an hour before the test, relaxed and waited. I hit the road at 11:40 am with the examiner, did a parallel park using a car parked on the side of a residential road, did an emergency stop, then right away did a 3 pt turn, headed to 427 exiting on Holiday dr, then instructed to go 427 again exiting Eglinton going back to Test Center. Was told to park on one of the numbered spots and was told “per Ministry standard you passed the test”. :))

    I guess it’s all about focus, following instructions and confidence when you are behind the wheel that can make a big difference. Of course prayers and preparation are indispensable factors too.

    My point is, I guess it is not entirely about the driving center it is more about YOU being prepared both mentally and physically to react and follow according to driving standards whatever the examiner would tell you to do during the test.

    Good luck to all who are trying to move out of G2!

  17. I failed my G test the first time at Port Union. The lady examiner was very rude and told me that I was impeding traffic on the highway when changing lanes. I know that there is unmarked police cars cruising around test centers to see if driving instructors are allowing students to practice and get familiar with the area. Apparently it’s against the law for driving instructors to do this. We got caught once but luckily we did not get a ticket. On my test day, that same while Honda Accord(unmarked police car) prevented me from making a lane change to the right on the 401 going east bound forcing me to either to speed or slow down and go behind him. I chose the latter and made sure there was no cars behind me. I slowed down from 100 kim/hr to 88 km/hr to safely make the lane change and I failed because of that. I was setup big time. I complained to the supervisor, to the manager and was willing to go the the ombudsman. The regional manager offered to rebook the test earlier than the 10 day waiting period. I countered that I will be installing a dash cam on my car for the test which will record both video and audio. He replied that I was not allowed to do that. But I know that it’s not against the law to have it in your car. Some high end cars have it built in cams for front, back, side etc.
    Suffice to say the second time the examiner was very curteous and I passed my G test.

    A lot of people don’t realize that the Ontario government(when PC was in power) outsourced the driving test to a company called Serco. They are a huge international company that does drive tests in many countries such as Germany and England. They signed a contract with the Ontario government and give the government millions of dollars in exchange for the exclusive right to control driving tests for Ontario. In other words, they are business company to make profits and have certain quotas to fail driving tests.

    In Germany and England it has become so bad that they have to allow the driving instructor to be in the car during the test(3 people in the car).

    My recommendation. If you have a car already, install a dash cam. A decent dash cam can be bought for around 60 dollars. It will help you with insurance claims anyway if there ever was an accident and you were not at fault and there was no witnesses. The examiner will be surprised if they recognize the dash cam and will ask you to turn if off. Tell them it’s hard wired(I recommend professional installation) and cannot be turned off.
    You will be pleasantly surprised how professional and curteous the examiner will be during the test.

    Good luck to all with your G2 exit driving test.

  18. Hi, Angel,
    I had my G test at Lindsay yesterday and unfortunately like you I also got the same examiner lady number 209(browned eye woman). I completely agree with you…she was very very rude to me as if she did’t like me at all, may be coz I am brown skinned. Like you she almost make me cry.

  19. Hi April. Good question. I don’t know, but perhaps someone who was
    tested at that site will know and answer your question.

    If no one answers your question shortly, I would call the test centre
    and ask them. It would be really helpful if you knew the entire route
    in advance. To prepare, you could actually drive it prior to the road

    Remember to always

  20. Just want to know exactly – if you were to get your G at Etobicoke in Eglinton branch – which highway to they take you??? Kindly advise


  21. Took my G2 exit test at Oshawa yesturday and passed.

    First time i took it at Aurora and failed. Got this chubby women with brown hair. Apparently i failed for doing dangerous actions. One apparently was when i was approaching a traffic light (around 25-50m away) and the car ahead of me was braking even though it was still green (although i knew this was because he saw that the pedestrian walking signal was under 5 sec and so it was going to turn amber soon). So i start slowing down, and wat does my examiner say? Honk your horn. I say what? Then as we’re almost at the intersection she yells honk your horn again and then exaggerates how hard i was braking. So right then i probably failed for not listening to her. But then at the next light she tells me to turn right so i do but a sports motercycle behind me goes directly into the left lane while i went to the right. However the lane i’m in is ending (almost immediately) so i have to change lanes. But as the motercycle went directly into the left lane and obviously is accelerating faster than me i decide to coast and let him pass before changing lanes (other alternative was to gun it, which is wat i normally would do mind you but i assumed i should be driving defensively). However unlucky me he ends up braking and waiting for me to switch lanes. So the examiner goes that was dangerous. You are impeding traffic. I’m like (in my head), fuck you.

    IMO, its not really the place you go that matters. It’s who you get and what mood they happen to be in.

  22. I took my g2 drive test in Lindsay which is pretty easy area but its a horrible things happened to me. Examiner lady with number 209 very very rude to me , I admit if I made mistakes so then had the reason to fail me but the worst thing she did is not totally fair and inhuman . This lady examiner left me on the middle of the road intersection and tell me I’m leaving you here and threatening me that I can’t drive by myself coz I’m only holding g1 , so what happened cars behind me hunks many times so even I’m not allowed to drive by myself I did my best to bring the car to the safe parking lot where in front of the mall. I’m very upset and almost cry why examiner cannot even stay on the car until I park the car safe and not just left me like shit .. Examiner 209 of Linsdsay ! I hope you are happy peace of mind of being very rude . I pray to God that one day you will realize how person you are.

  23. I live in downtown Toronto. I’ve had my G1 for a few years now and because I don’t have a car to really practice in I haven’t gone much further. I’m currently looking into driving schools though. But hearing all the stories of people failing for such little things is making me nervous. Which centre or centres would be best for someone like me living in the GTA core?

  24. It’s a money grab; a scam. They just want as much as they can get. I’ve failed the G2 exit test 10 times already due to minor errors like going slightly faster than the speed limit (105 on the highway), and “not looking around enough”, even though I’m looking everywhere all the time. I’m one of the safest drivers on the road though- no tickets, speeding, parking, or otherwise. I’ve driven all the way to Kingston from Toronto. And now I have to restart the process all over again because they just kept failing me over the past 5 years.


  25. I am wondering why many examiners have no consideration and they just failed many people during the road test, and it will cost a lot of money if you take road test many times?

  26. Hi Everyone,

    I passed my G2 roadtest at the centre near Scarborough on my second attempt. First time I got an African American man with huge braids in his hair wearing a hat. I failed while making a left turn because when I was about to turn, there were no on-coming cars, then right when I tilt my wheels to turn a white van comes cruising down with at least 70Km/H to the coming plaza of where the test centre was! I failed because my wheels were a bit turned.

    I went to the same location for my second attempt at G2 and passed with this friendly Asian man, even though it was slightly raining!

    I now have to go for my second attempt for my G at Aurora again, but am nervous.

    The first attempt I was at Aurora with this very rude white lady during the Summer, who had dirty-blonde hair, not exactly chubby but not thin either, probably in her 40’s with an ugly coloured flower/heart tattoo or ‘tramp stamp’ better to say tattooed on her lower back, as I noticed when she was getting out of the car. She failed me because I hit the curb while making a 3-Point-Turn and kept implying throughout the remainder, that I smashed the car, although when I got out after the test, I only saw one tiny scratch on the bumper, not even a dent after looking very closely! Funny thing is, the car I was in had the spare brake on the passenger side, shouldn’t she have braked for me instead of letting me hit? She saw I was getting close, because she kept looking at me and looking back. Obviously I didn’t notice because of being nervous, but if she knew, why not do anything?! I’m fine with being failed for that, but what angered me was that she did not use the brake, let me hit and kept repeating how I smashed the car. Well excuse me, if you’re in the car to examine me and be safe as well, why not use the extra brake when needed?!!? She was aware the car had a brake because when she first got in, her foot kind of hit it, tugged under it while I was in park mode, about to drive off at the start.

    Anyway, I’m nervous now, my exam is tomorrow at Aurora again and I only pray I pass because I can’t afford the money or the time since my license is expiring soon!

    Any comments would be appreciated, thanks!

  27. I also failed my G2 road test at Aurora twice! I live in Richmond Hill and was wondering if anyone know of a good testing location that’s not too terribly far.

    The first time I did my G2, I failed because of two big mistakes since I wasn’t observing properly so that was completely my fault. I knew I wasn’t going to pass the test halfway through, but I practiced a lot more and a month later, I went to Aurora again to take the test for the second time.

    On my second attempt, the examiner lady was just plain scary and horrible. She didn’t even properly tell me all the safety procedures before starting the test. She literally said 2 sentences before asking me to start driving. Everything was going okay until the parallel parking, she told me to make a right turn and parallel park behind a car that was already super close to the intersection. After I did that she told me I parked too close to the car in front, but if I didn’t pull in so close, my car would be hanging out in the middle of the intersection. Therefore, I failed but when I asked her to help explain all the mistakes I made during the test, she angrily told me there were too many, never bothered explaining anything and just left. When I looked at the examining record sheet, it honestly made me look like I was the worst driver ever, there were so many markings. Of course I do think there are some small things that I could improve on, but I felt the markings were way too harsh. Plus, when I took my G2 test for the first time, I didn’t even get so many markings, of course I made 2 big mistakes but I didn’t really get marked down for anything else.

    So now I’ve completely given up on Aurora, I’m going to practice with an instructor again and hopefully pass the third time.

  28. I just wrote the g2 road test in Woodstock, aced the test, not one mistake this woman could hit me with, I even got my 15 foot f150 parallel parked in what seemed like a 9 foot space… This was the last part of my test, there was only a few more feet before I was back at the test centre and she asks me to turn right and there is a Brinks truck with hazards on Unloads some cash which took up the turn lane, I told this to the instructor she says turn here so I turn and she LOOSES HER MIND! Screams you can’t turn from this lane!

    Fail because the instructor made me turn with no turn lane available

  29. I’m so happyyyyyyy!!!I pass my road test on etobicoke.Examiner made me do parallel park on a cone(I made it nice and smooth)uphill parking and 3 point turn.

  30. i just received my g at etobicoke first shot…was really nervous, and my examiner made me more nervous, only had marks deducted for merging.

  31. I will be going for my G license test sometime in the near future. I am anxious because I do not have any good memories of my attempts at the G2 in Aurora. I am not a lucky person at all, and the test examiners I had in Aurora were HORRIBLE.

    1ST ATTEMPT: Once I saw the examiner walking towards me, I knew I was screwed. She was in her early 40s with dirty blonde hair and with a stern look. Before we even got into the car, she asked me if I was okay. I said I was okay and her exact words were, “Well, you don’t look okay”. Excuse me? Then when we got into the car, she asked if I was sick and asked for my past medical history. What the eff? I was not sick or anything, and who is she to have the right to ask for my medical history? During the test, she was very straightforward with the instructions and kept them really short. Then when it got to parallel parking, I did not do very well the first time, so I asked her if I could do it again. She allowed me to do so, but when I was to exit the spot, she said I was too close to the car in front. Mind you, it was already tricky enough when she told me to parallel park in front of a driveway! That caused me to get an automatic fail.

    2ND ATTEMPT: I could not read the examiner from afar. He was a man in his early to mid 40s and he had sunglasses on, so I could not really tell. It was going well until he told me to parallel park, soon after I did a left turn. It was close to the intersection, so it was quite nerve wrecking since if I car came flying around the corner, we could have gotten into the accident. Once again, the parallel parking is fine, but when it came to pulling out, he said I was too close. Not only did he slam on the break, but he also swerved the wheel all the way to the left! My car went onto the other side of the road, so if there were any cars parked on the other side or coming from the opposite direction, it would have caused an accident! As a result, I failed. But seriously? What he did was completely not safe. Slam on the break all you want, but you do not just reach over and swerve the wheel! & I later found out from my instructor about this examiner. He told me he knew I was going to fail once he saw the man headed towards me because.. he is RACIST. He fails every single person who is not Caucasian. There are tons of complaints against this man, but they are obviously keeping him so that they will meet that daily fail rate thing they have! What the eff…

    3RD ATTEMPT: Gave up on Aurora and went to Downsview. Practiced there once and passed! I passed even when the man told me to head back to the test centre on a road I have never been on.

  32. had my G test done today and failed big time! pedestrians walked out infront of me as I was to make a left turn and had was to slam on the breaks. reason for failure? failing to yield for pedestrian/dangerous driving. don’t think I’ll be going back to this centre again!

  33. I wassss sooo upseett and disappointed on what happened yesterday.Even my instructor too.He thinks I pass coz he saw me leaving in the centre and arriving in the centre.And yea I think Its not my fault if the light turns red already while turning left.The examiner hit the break and said its too late…I was thinking well I have to go after the van right away coz I will be causing traffic?

    Any suggestions if DOWNSVIEW is a good idea??

  34. hello there,I took my G1 road test exit(to get G2 license)in Etobicoke.I FAILED!Apparently,I know exactly,I’m going to failed already.The examiner who is a lady seems tired.The fact that yesterday was raining.When I hit the break.She over exaggerated like she got dizzy.I was so nervouse but I tried not too.I did everything right except in the intersection.SHe made do left turn.When the van goes left first the light becomes already.I tried to go behind the van or else I will be stock in the middle of the intersection.The examiner hit the break and that cause the other car behind me to honk his car.I did everything right and for me its not my fault if the light turns red already.My instructor said if your part in the intersection,no matter what happens if the light turns red you should go or else you will be in the middle of the intersection.

    I change my driving centre and it will be in DOWNSVIEW.Any advice if that is a good idea?

  35. In Windsor if you get the older blonde looking cougar wannabe your all screwed. When I went for my road test she was such a horrid woman. When I went for my G I personally requested that I did not want her back in my car. After my G course was finished (I passed that the first time around) the examiner looked at me and asked me why I did not want that particular woman. I replied that it was because she failed me and I didn’t appreciate they way she spoke to me in my car. I had already passed G so I didn’t care what I said.

  36. Put me down for someone who failed at Port Union. Had an old asian guy. Instant failed me on something I knew I had the right of way for…If you have him get out…

  37. Hi Everybody my name is Michael i fail my test three time because i did it in port union and i notice it top 4 in toronto the worst place to take your g2 test then went somewhere else then that day i pass which i was so happy like was saying to myself why im i failing all the time then i fine out that i was going to place that was high at failing students

  38. Hi Chris,
    Very nice of you to write every detail of your Road test experience here. I wouldn’t personally remember each detail because I would be busy calming myself from nervousness!LOL. I will be taking my G road test tomorrow. I do hope to pass it with your tips above in mind. Thank you. You are right about sharing your personal experience here or anywhere. I never went to a driving school. I just read the handbook and people’s tips online. So hang on and wait for my blog here about my experience. I promise to remember every move I take. Wish me luck!

  39. Hi,
    I just thought I would put in my two cents about these test centers. I failed twice taking the G test in Oakville which really annoyed me the first time because it was all over the way I did my parallel park. The examiner told me I failed because I hit the curb although I did everything else correct. The last time was in Orangville because my driving instructor told me it was easy to pass there. (Note: I live just outside Toronto) So I go up to retake my G again (Third time) and I found the examiner rude to me during the entire test. When I tried to do my parallel park on a busy street, I was driving a small hatchback and I was slowing backing in and checking for traffic and he told me that I wasn’t parking a big truck. When we got back he told me I failed because I cut someone off which I don’t recall doing. My driving instructor told me that I probably failed because I’m from out of town. But I’m really tired of paying all this money out everytime I fail a test. I never had a ticket and I was told by my driving instructor that I’m a good driver, follow rules, obey signs/lights. I do the same on my G but I still fail. My G2 expires this summer and I’m not sure if I want to pay all this money out again just to fail over someting stupid. So yeah, I really do think it’s a ripoff.

  40. How To Pass Your G1 Road Test ( Getting Your G2 ) (WINDSOR,ON)
    You Will Need:
    – A booked appointment with your local MTO
    – To have had your G1 licenses for 1 year ( *You may go 4 months earlier if you attended a MTO certified training course [In Windsor, ON it is anywhere from $359 to $399 for Driver’s ED]
    – To have a road able car, if it isn’t road able you will lose your appointment and have to $40. (*If this is your first time doing your G1 Road Test then the $40 was included in your $125 you paid to get your G1, if its not then you will need to pay the $40)
    – To have a car that is legally documented to be driving on the road (*Insurance, Registered etc)
    – To arrive 30 minutes before your appointment is schedualed
    – Common sense
    Arriving At The Terminal:
    Once you arrive at the MTO Terminal, park in the back.
    Write down your plate number and take your drivers lisense inside (Make a left once inside to talk to the road test sec.)
    Explain you are here to do the road test, she will telly ou to wait in the car.
    Now Perpare yourself the most boring part of the whole experince, WAITING FOR THE EXAMINER TO GET TO YOU! You will wait about 30 – 60 minutes for this person, personally I waited for the examiner for about 1 hour and 15 mintues to the DOT!It was April 2012, so it was really hot that day.
    Preparing For The Test:
    Once the examiner comes out, they will greet you and ask you to turn on the car.
    Examiner will ask you to push on the brakes.
    Examiner will ask you to signal left and right and then come around the front and ask the same thing.
    Examiner will ask you to honk.
    Starting The Test:
    Examiner will now get in the car and explain a bunch of bullshit to you and then say “Do you have any questions?” ask now or forever hold your peace. This is important, if you have a really question then ask it.
    Examiner will say “whenever your ready, you may leave the lot”.
    Now you will get to the sidewalk and this will depecit your faith, weither they ask you to go left or right because they are two different courses.
    I personally went left. Make sure to take the RIGHT LANE onto Dougall.
    The Test Itself (Including streets):
    About 30 meters the Examiner will tell you your going to turn left on, Eugine St, change lanes while looking over your shoulder and blind spots.
    Slowly approach the intersect, stop if the light is RED or YELLOW! Make the turn while staying in the RIGHT LANE of the street.
    MAKE SURE YOU ARE VERY FAR FROM THE CAR INFRONT OF YOU, I know they say to stay about 2 – 3 seconds, but I did that and they still told me to “Make more room”.
    You will come to a 2 way stop at Lillan Ave. Stop just before the stop sign. WAIT for absolutley no cars coming down Lillan Ave, wait until the street is 100% cleared, then slowly speed up to 50KM
    Personally about 30 meters after passing Lillan Ave. we came to a red truck, the Examiner asked me to parallel park behind while ignoring the drive way behind it.
    Signal right, stop bumper to bumper, put it in reverse, while slowly turning to the sterring wheel to the right (HAND OVER HAND STERRING) make the wheels straight once the bumper is about to hit the curb, slowly turn to the left and come in slowly. IMAGINE THERE IS A CAR BEHIND YOU AND PUT THE CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF BOTH THAT RED TRUCK AND IMAGINARY CAR. POSISTION THE WHEELS STRIAGHT TO ALINE WITH THE RED TRUCK IN FRONT OF YOU!
    Turn off your signal, put it in park and throw the e-brake on as far up as you can.
    NEXT, the Examiner personally asked me to “Pretend like I was parking downhill with a curb” So I took the eBrake off, put it in drive, turned my sterring wheel all the way to right (FOOT WAS ON BRAKE WHOLE TIME) put it in park, and pulled the ebrake again. REMEBER “DRUL & Everything Else to the Right” RULE:
    “Downhill with a curb, turn to the Right” “Uphill with a curb, turn Left” “Everything Else without a curb is to the Right”
    The Examiner asked to me to proceed when ready.
    I backed up slowly to give my self room, looked over my shoulder and in my mirrors, signaled left and moved out slowly.
    We moved forward to S. Pacific Rd and made a left, come to a complete stop before the sign and slowly creep up to see if any cars are coming. This is a one way stop so make sure the road is 100% empty.
    Then slowly make a tight right turn and move forward at 50KM.
    The Examiner will ask you to turn right on Waverly Ave. No stop sign so slow down and make a right turn slowly and pick up speed again and signal about 30 meters away and turn tightly.
    We drove down to Langlois Ave and there was a stop sign and we turned right. Follow the samethign I said about Waverly Ave. ALWAYS WAIT FOR THE ROAD TO BE EMPTY BECUASE IT IS A ONE WAY STOP.
    Drive up all the way to Capitol Ave. Make a left. No stop sign so your making a left turn signal 30 meters before. slowly turn left.
    Drive down to Parent St. Stop at the sign. It is a 4 way stop be catious of whos turn it is. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED RULE. IF YOU GET TO A LIGHT SAME TIME AS SOEMONE ELSE, LET THEM GO FIRST NO MATTER WHAT!
    You will drive up to Capitol and Lillan and follow the 4 way stop rules above.
    You will then ake your way to edinbourh and howard ave. make a tight right turn, if red watch for cars.
    And you will be asked to go down to McDougall, make a left, if red or yellow stop. If not slowly turn make a tight right turn after that down to mcdougall and your back on Eugine Street.
    Eventually you weill drive straight down to dougall (stay ing the f’n right lane don’t follow cars to close)
    Make a tight right turn onto dougall, drive down to the dmv, make a right, signal, and go to the parking lot.
    How To Tell If You Passed:
    If you passed, they will ask you to go to the back and reverse park, simply find a parking spot and reverse park where their are no cars around, if they pick the spot to park in then do your best, but dont feel bad if you didnt do well on it, you passed!. if you failed they will ask you to just “park anywhere” once you get to the DMV parking lot.
    The Akward Moment When You Fail:
    They will tell you what you did wrong, and if you passed they will still tell you what you need to work on essentially. Don’t feel discouraged, just wait 10 days and you can redo it. Hopefully you get the same course again.
    If You Passed:
    Grab the yellow sheet, go inside to the ocunter, tell the sec. you passed, get processed and go back outside and stare at your 2300 pounds of freedom. Wait 10 – 14 days business days for the card to come in the mail, maybe more depending on your area. In windsor it took me exactly 14 days to get mine, personally.
    If you went right instead of left and went on a different course, sorry but I can only telly uou what I personally did. But write your own course route so people can know, cause Driver’s ED classes are charging 399 for this shit, and we can give it for free!
    – If the Examiner asks you if this is your second time say yes, their are rumors going around saying the fail everybody first time as a money grab, personally, I think its true, but who knows.
    – Make it clear that its your second time, if they ask you before the test if you have any questiosn say “Yea, after the test can you compare my yellow sheet from the FIRST G1 ROAD TEST I DID AND TELL ME IF ITS IMPROVED IF I FAIL THIS ONE?” this will make them sympathatic of your condition.
    -Book your appointment earlier, if you go the end of the day like after school, your screwed right off the bat cause those Examiner’s are tired and wanna go home and been around damn teenagers all day.
    – Be nice, roll down the windows, turn on the ac, ask them to move the chair if they want too.
    – Book an appointment as early as possible like 8:45 (The first appointment of the day)
    – IF YOU GET A MALE AS A EXAMINER, YOU FAILED. JUST THE WAY IT IS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE only a couple guys their so don’t feel nervous if you get a guy.
    I have about 20 – 25 friends that did it at this location, every….single….person….that got the male examiner, failed the test! If you get a woman, your better off.
    – look in your blind spots
    – come to a complete stop
    – stay in the right lane
    – signal before changing lanes
    – observe the intersection carefuly
    – stay on 50KM
    – stay about 5-6 seconds away from the car infront of you
    – brake slowly, never suddenly
    – make sure not one car in the opposite street from where you stopped
    – shut the fuck up and drive, no talking, no music, no cell phone, no nothing.
    – chekc your mirrors randomly ever 10 seconds or so, ust to make the Examiner aware you are looking, no real reason behind that but EXATRATE IT ALOT WITH THIS.
    Good Luck, and remeber:

  41. Hello Emily, did you take already G test at Sudbury? I am also interested in going there, I can pay half the cost for going there if you are ready to take me too.


  42. Hi Guys,

    In my Experience (inner city or out city) for licenses doesn’t mater because I failed 3 times G road test in Orangeville and my licenses getting expired. The examiner told me 3 time you did so many mistakes. First time reason I drive very slow and second time reason u drive very fast. Please advice me. What should I do?

  43. I’m going back to Port Union for a 4th time… apparently, I just can’t learn! The thing is… I’m more familiar with that area, having lived there for most of my life, and don’t want to drive all the way to Sudbury to pass my G test. I keep thinking that “next time” I will pass, because each time I’ve failed it was for an incredibly stupid reason… and not stupid on my part. Whenever I’ve failed, it was always because I was driving in an area I was less familiar with. The last time, I failed to remember that one of the entrances onto Highway 2 involved watching out for TWO lanes that end consecutively after one another. I ended up cutting someone off who I didn’t think I’d even remotely be in the way of. The fact is, you need to know the area like the back of your hand. I was able to predict exactly where my previous examiner would take me — except for that moment. Everything else went fine.

    It’s pathetic… I’ve been driving for 10 years and have never had an accident. I’m not a fan of parallel parking and backing-in parking, but I can do it. But still, I have problems.

  44. I cant imagine right now i am sitting here writting commons on my G test experiences in Aurora. I thought with a clean driving record and good driving habit, there will be no problem passing a G. HOWEVER, yesterday i gave my G test in Aurora and i failed it. The examinor told me to drive faster while my speed was 40 even on a 40 limit road. Maybe it was the luxury car that i was driving, maybe he couldnt get use to soundless engine or whatever. He was rude and made me nervous since then, because i didnt know how to drive. He failed me. I think they just want you to come more , give more money and make your life harder than you think. I really wanted to complain this to the head office but i gave up after i have read the comments from previous experiences. ….. it is useless, waste time and hope. So next time i decide to drive up to Sudbury and take my G test.

  45. I am really upset that everyone agrees inner city drive test centres are harder(ufair), and all people say is go to Oakville or Orangeville it’s easier. This is obviously a cash grabbing scheme, a friend of mine failed 4 times at Downsview because of stupid reasons like she didn’t park straight enough when they got back to the parking lot, everything else she’s great at, all the harder manouver’s, this city is full of ___. Somebody needs to address this extorction method by these centre’s..

  46. if you think this will help you be a better driver you are wrong.. These are the road test places where Canada’s Worst Drivers dont come from.. Any other one theyre just getting paid to hand out licenses.. It should be questioned how many Driver Instructors kill people every year by giving retards their licenses. Think about it. Common sense people.. and so is driving and I havent seen a lot of that on the roads lately..

  47. All the talking about Port union is true, as I had my share of being failed twice now by an examiner who always marks you for your mistakes sometimes double not only one..

    We need to report this “modus operandi” to the Ministry as this is NOT a good example of driving standards of Canada.


  49. I just did my second G2 exit today and I failed again. I’m so upset, this graduated licensing really sucks. I don’t get the point of taking different license class with almost the same privilege. this is a total ripoff…

  50. Actually this all drive test thing is nothing but a Drama to play,if you are a good actor you will pass but no matter how good as a driver you are but you dont act only for 15 minutes in front of that so called examiner,you are fail

    If i already have a G2 lisence and going for G why should i have to go through all the routines of G2 again?simply get us to the highway and end this Drama,but they are ripping off people by doing this even if any body is making so called mistakes in parking or turning or stop’s or whatever,why they even dont cancell or revoke G2 of driver too because even if i have a G2 comming for a G and commiting mistakes of G2 standared,i even dont desirve G2 but as i say earlier its all drama to make money

  51. yes; I agree with all these people about Port Union the staff their are all rude including the instructor, I failed twice and up to this date I don’t know what I failed with the frist time and the second guy I told me I was driving in the wrong lane so I changed the lane and he still told me I was in the wrong lane now I don’t know which lane I should be in he made me confused cause I had taken driving school lesson and even my driving school teacher was shocked when she asked him and he failed me because I was in the wrong lane can anyone tell me which lane is correct to driving in? I am so pissed with these instructors I don’t even think they know their job and failed people just to make money and it should be stopped I have contact the Ministry complain line and is awaiting a call back I would advise everyone to call in and make their complain and maybe things can be looked over, this guy even new this was my last day to write my test and he failed me for nothing and they need to check these people out cause they are rude, and their behaviour need ‘s improvement.

  52. Hi Robin:
    It is important that your daughter jump right back up on the horse and continue to ride, despite having been thrown off three (3) times.

    Nothing is more demaning and confidence zapping as failing again and again and again at the same location.

    She should go to a location where driver’s have more success than not.

    Tell her to take a deep breath and to take her next test at one of the following locations:
    1. Kenora – G2 test failure rate = 7%, G licence test failure rate = 16%
    2. Sault Ste. Marie – G2 test failure rate=11%, G licence test failure rate = 12%
    3. Sudbury -G2 test failure rate = 14%,G licence test failure rate = 11%
    4. Espanola -G2 test failure rate = 21%, G licence test failure rate = 7%
    5. Kapukasing -G2 test failure rate = 21%, G licence test failure rate = 9%
    6. Dryden -G2 test failure rate = 19%, G licence test failure rate = 20%
    7. Thunder Bay – G2 test failure rate = 20%, G licence test failure rate = 21%
    8. Brockville – G2 test failure rate = 22%, G licence test failure rate = 13%
    9. Belleville – G2 test failure rate = 22%, G licence test failure rate = 20%
    10. North Bay – G2 test failure rate = 23%, G licence test failure rate =22%
    11. Sarnia – G2 test failure rate = 24%, G licence test failure rate = 23%
    Source: DriveTest G2 and G Road Test Failure Rate “NORMS” by DriveTest


    These locations may be a considerable distance, but driver`s have more successful tests at these locations, as will your daughter if she schedules an appointment at these locations.

    Good luck.

  53. My 20 year old kid failed 3 times at the Toronto Metro East location. She is a solid driver although a bit nervous under test scrutiny. I don’t want her to give up because she is a good, observant, and cautious driver. SHe took classes and lessons and many practice sessions with parents. Any advice please? We are not returning to this location anymore.

  54. Hello people please avoid hamilton kenora centre because most of examiners there are way very rude and just wana fail you. I went for my G road test. They told me to park on the left side of the building and examiner will there for me. So from right side i brought my car to park on the left side of the building and waiting for my examiner in the car and i saw one lady(examiner) comming towads my car and yelling/ screaming that she was looking for me on the other side of the building. she didnt say hello or any thing just yelling and checking front lights/ back light and didn’t tell clearly that where to turn to yell again n again. I did my test very good but at the end she told me that ‘you drive ok but ministry standards has been changed’ and my shoulder checking should be more then whatever i did. I already exagurated my my shoulder checks a lot. I was so depressed and still her yelling is untolerable. What to do??

  55. I can say the metro east toronto is ridiculous… I have been driving since 1994 without incident or so much as a traffic ticket, I have been living downtown and sold a car, I neglected to renew my license and so its been over three years. First time I booked a road test was downsview, toronto… they were down 3 examiners for the city test, so said I could wait (time not given) or they could cancel and I could reschedule. I opted to reschedule.

    I called to reschedule they had me as a “No Show” basically ripped me off $40.00. Then I rescheduled did the G1 fine, no problems.

    Go to Metro East to do my G exit, as I don’t have to wait having a prior license. I did the road test, the examiner was bitter the moment he stepped in my car, barking orders, dissaproving that my air conditioner was not working to his standards.

    Then due to traffic, I he wanted me to exit at lawrence, asks me too late and I couldn’t get into the lane safely. I told him that, he was visibly pissed, so starts ridiculing me for my “listening skills”.

    We got out at york, he had already marked up my test, everything was fine, with the exception of once I didn’t look in my blind spot… then he goes on to lecture me, and when I told him I thought this was about my safe driving skills and not my ability to forcibly take over a lane so we can exit when it wasn’t safe.

    He decided to go back to his report, and wrote that I overtook the lane exiting and that he verbally corrected me, as it was “unsafe” FAIL.

    BS, I’m 37 driving over 15 years and have clocked about 300k on the highways in that time especially the Don. This drivetest is a BS cash grab. They should all be terminated. What a crock of bull.

  56. ive passed my g2 in downsview, but for my g i want to go to avoid toronto or any major city. could anyone recommend a driving school that takes their students to aurora or lindsay for tests?

  57. UPDATE*** to post Henry(September 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm)

    Just to let you guys know. I passed with flying colours in Stratford today. On my first try I got my G licence. Comes to show that Sarnia was failing me on purpose for money. I did not revamp my driving ways, I did no restudy, I did not change a thing. I passed perfectly with only one thing wrong “Your driving too slow”. Only reason why I was driving slow was cause of construction being done on the roads. I made the instructor laugh when I hit a huge gap in the road going slow. It made us fly out of our seats with the result of me saying, “Well there goes my suspension” lol. Over all the test was good, wasn’t nervous and had fun. If your looking to get your G with little bullshit as possible, go with Stratford if your near the area. I personally drove 1 1/2 hours just to do my G. Trust me, Its worth it :-)

  58. I just did my G road test in Oshawa, I noticed that its not listed in the statistics area of pass and fail LOL ..

    any ways the examiner name was John, a fucking asshole honestly

    failed me because he said I wasnt looking at the mirrors or blindspots, I mean if i wasnt I would have hit pedestrians and other cars, Just because i wasnt moving my head like a idiot to look at the mirror doesnt mean i wasnt. I am used to driving my way, where i take a quick glance a the mirrors especially on the highway where your going 100km/h. you are not going to fucking spend 10 seconds turning your head to look at a mirror while risking a accident on the highway. these drivetest examiners are incompetent and idiots. They dont even look at you all the time, this idiot was paying more attention to the sheet than watching me, and he has the audacisty to tell me i wasnt paying attention, knock on wood I havnt had a accident soo far, so I AM OBVIOUSLY DOING SOME RIGHT .. you fucking moron. we need to petition the government to remove drivetest from making the decision on who passes and who fails these guys arew fucking incompetent.

  59. Stay away from Sarnia Ontario. I have had my G2 for a very long time. I drive Front end loaders to anything stick on my fathers farm. I just went for my final driving test for the 2nd time. The people in the office look very miserable and when you talk to them there ruder then hell. $75 dollars a pop just to book an appointment. They Failed me twice for all reasons that didn’t even exist. “Oh you didn’t check your mirrors enough etc etc”, that was for the first time. “Oh you didn’t go fast enough down the side roads in Sarnia”. I actually did check my mirrors enough, the stupid ass examiner was paying no mind to my driving and was staring out the window the entire time. As for the second time, I made sure to go slow as there was children at play in there front yards, now if someone is stupid enough to go 50km down a side road and hit a kid, I’m to blame not the examiner. If this is the future for Drive Test examiners, Sign me up, I could easily make a pay cheque as well from people like us failing. Never again am I going to Sarnia for this. From my experience, Stay away from Sarnia as much as you can.

  60. hey Jasmin same here..well there is one instructor who can give the peace of mind if you wanna try again.let me know

  61. Just had my G2 test at PORT UNION>>>HORRIBLE. The examiner was an old guy with white hair. He looked miserable, and I think he tries to make you more nervous than you already are. Never going back there again. I’m going to try Oshawa. PORT UNION SUCKS!!!

  62. I have personally had much trouble passing the G1 exit test to get my G2 license at multiple GTA DriveTest locations. Someone here must have some knowledge or connections that can help us to pass the test GUARANTEED at a certain DriveTest location? Please reply if you do I am much in need and I am sure many others are too. We are sick and tired of wasting hundreds of dollars of hard earned money for nothing!!

  63. Hi Jesspreet:
    If the DriveTest is being evasive, then go directly to the Ministry of Transportation and fill out the feedback/question form
    at Ask them for the pass and failure rates for the “G” licence
    test at the various locations in Ontario. Inform them that there is some urgency to your question, given that you need
    to know before you take your test in a couple of weeks.

    If they cannot provide this information to you, then they will direct you to the necessary party that can.

    Remember to always

  64. Hi this is jesspreet again thank you for the kind reply for the failure rates for G license test in Ontario but the other information i need to know is i am going for my G license in a couple of weeks i need to get information on the drive test passing rates in ontario for G License is there any way i can get this information can you please let me know soon because when i call DriveTest they tell me that they dont have this information on where can you find out this information and let me know thanks and have a great day

  65. Guys,plz don’t go to Aurora for G2,You might consider it for G but not for G2..roads are too busy and even though you drive safe,lot of other factors may fail you there like pedestrians,crazy drivers behind you;in my case suddenly pedestrian started running in front of my car..choose a location where there are less pedestrian and traffic.make wise decision;don’t waste your time and money because examiners won’t care about your money and time.

  66. I just failed my G test today at the Brampton location… I don’t think I’m going there a second time. They failed me for cutting off a car on a city road, which I had to if she wanted me to make the turn at that blinking light street. Nothing to do with the highway. She said my driving was “overall good, but you failed.”
    I’m considering going to Orangeville.

  67. Hi this is jesspreet again thank you for the kind reply for the failure rates for G license test in Ontario but the other information i need to know is i am going for my G license in a couple of weeks i need to get information on the drive test passing rates in ontario for G License is there any way i can get this information can you please let me know soon because when i call DriveTest they tell me that they dont have this information on where can you find out this information and let me know thanks and have a great day.

  68. Hi Yu:
    Rather than going to a test centre which will most likely fail you (like Downsview), you would stand a much better chance in booking a location which will most likely pass you:

    9. Windsor – G2 test failure rate = 41%, G licence test failure rate = 31%
    10. Aurora – G2 test failure rate = 40%, G licence test failure rate = 38%
    11. Hamilton – G2 test failure rate = 38%, G licence test failure rate = 39%

    Hamilton is probably the closest for you to book your next appointment. Given your past and prior experiences, you’re probably expecting to fail on this next test, rather than pass.

    Mental imagery can certainly prepare you to pass. Many use this, including professional athletes to win a competition. You imagine in your mind’s eye (close your eyes and see this picture that you create in your mind) that you go to the test centre, you take the test and you pass the examination. This mental preparation can actually work if you believe it will.

    Remember to always

  69. I failed twice on my g2 road test from Downsview test center;one of the most corrupt test center in town which i didn’t know until i did some research.My instructor was an asshole who took me there for the test ;now I came to know this is the second highest failing center in Toronto.I don’t wanna waste my hard earned money and time on this kind of shit when there are lot of things to take care of.I have been driving since 5 yrs and i can’t believe that i am failing just bcoz these guys want to rip money;Guys …give me some good suggestion which saves my time and day before going for the 3rd attempt. thank u.

  70. Hi this is jesspreet again thank you for the kind reply for the failure rates for G license test in Ontario but the other information i need to know is i am going for my G license in a couple of weeks i need to get information on the drive test passing rates in ontario for G License is there any way i can get this information can you please let me know soon or what is your contact information i get in touch with you.Please feel free to email back soon or contact me at 905 654 6599 thanks and have great day.

  71. Hi this is jesspreet again thank you for the kind reply for the failure rates for G license test in Ontario but the other information i need to know is i am going for my G license in a couple of weeks i need to get information on the drive test passing rates in ontario for G License is there any way i can get this information can you please let me know soon or what is your contact information i get in touch with you.Please feel free to email back soon or contact me at 905 654 6599 thanks and have great day.

  72. I went for my g2 test three times.i failed i m so upset i dont knw wht m going to do….pz help give me some tips how to pass my g2 this time.thks

  73. Hi Jeepreet:

    If you want a better chance of passing your driving test, it is best that you schedule an appointment with
    a facility that passes more driver’s then the other facilities (see below):

    1. Kenora – G2 test failure rate = 7%, G licence test failure rate = 16%
    2. Sault Ste. Marie – G2 test failure rate=11%, G licence test failure rate = 12%
    3. Sudbury -G2 test failure rate = 14%,G licence test failure rate = 11%
    4. Espanola -G2 test failure rate = 21%, G licence test failure rate = 7%
    5. Kapukasing -G2 test failure rate = 21%, G licence test failure rate = 9%
    6. Dryden -G2 test failure rate = 19%, G licence test failure rate = 20%
    7. Thunder Bay – G2 test failure rate = 20%, G licence test failure rate = 21%
    8. Brockville – G2 test failure rate = 22%, G licence test failure rate = 13%
    9. Belleville – G2 test failure rate = 22%, G licence test failure rate = 20%
    10. North Bay – G2 test failure rate = 23%, G licence test failure rate =22%
    11. Sarnia – G2 test failure rate = 24%, G licence test failure rate = 23%

    Source: DriveTest G2 and G Road Test Failure Rate “NORMS” by DriveTest

    You can also contact DriveTest and request that they provide you with up-to-date statistics concerning pass/failure rates at certain facilities.
    If they are uncooperative, you can always request this information from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

    Avoid the following facilities given their experience of failing more drivers than passing them:

    1. Brampton – G2 test failure rate = 53%, G licence test failure rate = 41% *
    2. Downsview – G2 test failure rate=52%, G licence test failure rate = 45%
    3. Etobicoke – G2 test failure rate = 51%, G licence test failure rate = 47% *
    4. Port Union-G2 test failure rate = 47%, G licence test failure rate = 46% *
    5. Tillsonburg-G2 test failure rate = 46%, G licence test failure rate = 34%
    6. Metro East-G2 test failure rate = 44%, G licence test failure rate = 35%
    7. Oakville – G2 test failure rate = 43%, G licence test failure rate = 45%

    Good luck with your G license test. Remember to always

  74. Hi my name is Jesspreet i have my G2 license at the momment and i am going for my G license in a couple of weeks i need to get information on the drive test passing and failure rates in ontario for G License is there any way i can get this information can you please let me know soon or what is your contact information i get in touch with you.Please feel free to email back soon or contact me at 905 654 6599 thanks and have great day.

  75. I’m going for my G test in Brockville next week. yay lol… I can’t imagine living in Toronto and doing a test there… I almost died like 10 times because of idiots drivers there two years ago when I was there for my honeymoon. I’m not surprised that they fail so many people but I agree that examiners are complete souless monsters who definetely have some kinda quota of people they have to fail. But if you can, come to Brockville because it’s not that bad… apparently, you get on the 401 then get off and ur pretty much done. I’ll let you know for sure next week when I either have passed or bombed the hell out of it LOL

  76. And also, she smiled when she said”you did not pass” like failing people floats her boat. Definitely nothing else floats her boat thats for sure unless its another examiner.

  77. I wonder if people can have friends/experienced drivers accompany them on the G-road test. Then people wont have to argue with the DMV People about there lies. The examiner didnt even say hello to me. I said hello , how are you? and she ignored me and said lets begin. Then stupid teenage girls we’re standing on the street when I needed to make a left. I looked both ways and had to honk 4 times to get these stupid girls to move. Then the instructor said I didnt look both ways after starting my car. I obviously looked both ways because if I hadnt I would have ran those stupid girls over who will probably get hit by a car for there stupid lack of respect for people taking their road tests.

  78. I read all the comments here about the poorest DriveTest Centres, and I gotta say that I’m happy I am not alone in my experience, as terrible as that may sound.

    I went to the Port Union branch to complete my G license road test. The first time, the examiner failed me because I did not check my blind spot to my left, which was a curb with trees planted in it. He said that I should check my blind spot always (which I do because it is much safer), despite there being a curb, a huge planter, or some desert. It’s just completely illogical.

    The second time I went, I failed again. The examiner assumed that I was going to run a stop sign (which obviously I was not) and auto-failed me BEFORE I could even come to a complete stop at the sign. I was so pissed but he didn’t care… He was very serious too… I saw a guy on the side of the road playing a guitar, and I said, “I’ve never seen that before in all my 11 years of driving,” and he just shrugged with a “hmph”.

    I decided to complain to a “manager”. Basically, it was my word against his, and it was all my fault that my past two examiners were idiots. He said that I should request to take the test at another centre. I said to him that he’s running a place that is just looking for ways to fail people, and assuming that everyone is a terrible driver. Instead of having their noses buried in their laps trying to furiously check off as many boxes as possible, they should actually be doing their job and looking around. The manager was not happy with my sincerely honest comment, and he hung up on me. But, I did learn that they allow up to 25 mistakes (as long as they are not serious, e.g. crashes or running stop signs), so now I have a bit more power if the next person is to fail me.

    Why are these people still in business? Doesn’t anyone care?

  79. I fail my G at the Etobicoke location. The examinor told me that I emerged in 427 at a low speed, which is not true. I’ll need to do it again but seing the list above, I don’t know where to go anymore. I was thinking of the Burlington location, but it looks like Vikas is not fun of it either.

  80. Fucking guy failed me on my g without takinh me on the highway all because i was gaving a hard time paralell parking. Stupid port unionnnnnn ughh

  81. I AGREE!!! I have been driving for 15 years but went to work out of country and let my license expire. I drove th whole time I was away too, without EVER having an incident! When I was tested in Brampton- the ugly 50 something scum decrepit examiner LIED and told me that I was driving 80 on the highway!!! I have never driven 80 on a highway EVER!!
    Do you have any recourse if they fail you and lie??? NO. In Brampton it is completely corrupt!!

  82. honestly, i do agreed brampton is the far most worst place to booked your G license. I got a really rude, fat, balding, ugly lady who claimed I never checked my blind spots or mirrors since i started driving, but ive been driving for a couple of years now why couldnt I have been checking? ive never been in an accident obviously im doing something right. She said was driving too fast ,saying i was gong 80 in a 70 zone but later i drove by it again it said it as 80 so i wasnt even speeding and that was the main reason why i failed. Honestly dont go to brampton there just failing you to earn extra cash. I want to make an complaint so bad but it doesnt matter what i say its not like they will believe one word i mention.

  83. Have you ever been to Kenora? They have the worst planned roads I have ever seen! I wouldnt even risk taking my chances at passing my G2 there. I’m heading to Dryden, where its just going up a hill, parking on the other side, turning around and getting your G2. Thats an easy pass!

  84. I just read the above list and it seems like drivetest centers in busy traffic locations are harder to pass at. I hate to go against everyones comments but this make complete sense, because it is harder to drive in urban areas. I think most people don’t like to admit they’re unprepared for testing and can’t afford sufficient driver education. Kenora has a 7% fail rate probably because there is a small population, few traffic light and no expressways. A drunk monkey with a blindfold on might be able to drive through that town without hitting anything. When a person fails their test more then three times and can’t understand why it’s probably because they have a hard time generally understanding anything at all. Reading these comments makes me understand a little bit more why driving a vehicle is so risky, people just seem to have the wrong attitude. I’m taking my test at kenora, thanks for the heads up!

  85. Hi Manda:
    I wrote a post in 2008 related to DriveTest failure rates and listed Windsor as having a 44.4% failure rate and I wrote a second one in 2010 and the failure rate has decreased by 3% down to a 41% failure rate.

    These numbers reflect a problem at the Windsor DriveTest centre. It is one thing to fail a driver seeking their driver’ licence and it is another thing all together to stomp on the fragile confidence that many who seek a driver’s licence, possess.

    There is no such thing as a sincere dumb question. People ask questions while searching for the answers.

    There is no need to ridicule those who ask questions. If you found this particular location’s representatives to be rude and flippant, you should travel to a DriveTest Centre where the pass rate is much more reasonable.

    Look at the post again and it will list those locations that tend to pass more drivers than Windsor.

  86. G tests shouldnt even exist in my opinion! If you are allowed to be out driving by yourself for so many years before your G2 expires , what is the purpose in the G? the sanctions they propose on the G2 drivers are unnesscary and pointless. I can endanger lives with a G2 and not with a G? makes NO sense at all, can we MONEY GRAB? ridiculous! Windsor is a TERRIBLE place to take your tests, any of them. Asking a simple question in that place will get you chastised and ridiculed by teh rude individuals who work for DRIVE TEST

  87. To any and everybody reading this, Please listen. DO NOT EVER GOTO THE BRAMPTON LOCATION! Not only will you be wasting your time, you will be wasting your money and, guaranteed be leaving there with the urge to crack the examiner in the skull.

    It is by far the WORST place to even make your attempt for your G2, or G class licence. Someone should really look into that specific location, because if the statistics are showing they have the highest failure rate, then clearly it is very apparent that it`s just a cash grab scheme. SHUT THEM DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    On an ending note, this entire G class system is complete and utter bullshit. There should only be ONE TEST for this. Not different classifications to get your G licence. If you`re allowing someone to go on the highway with their G2 then, what the fuck is the point of having a G.
    Oh, that`s right, just put a fucking time frame on it and force people to fork over their cash and start all over if they are unsuccessful. Unfortunately, the little guys have no say in this bullshit, so we are all obligated to follow this corrupt system. WELL FU BRAMPTON DRIVE TEST, AND THIS ENTIRE SYSTEM.

  88. Port Union is the worst place for doing drive test. I am an old driver and my record is very clean. I had a G license in Ontario for 6 years.

    Then I had 10 years driving experience abroad and in the state I even have a USA driving license and my record is very clean. I attempted the G2 road test and I did not pass it Why?

    Because the rude examiner was so eager to finish early and he had many people waiting in line and my test was scheduled in the afternoon on Friday before Christmas.

    The examiner did not examine the rear and front lights and he failed me because of the right of way. I know I am doing the correct thing when I was trying to turn right after I stopped for a period of time on a stop sign and I arrived first and the other driver was on the left lane and he arrived later.

    The examiners in Port Union are very rude and have no experience they should close Port Union or bring some inspectors to check the behaviour and the efficiency of these examiners.

  89. I gave my G2 exit in Nov. at port union and failed , I do agree that the behaviour of examiner sucks they don’t smile, behave as if we are slaves as far as failing he took me to lawson road left there when I was cominG back its a very confusing island where cars do pass by but he said it was wrong lane so I failed.. I honeslty till now don’t know which way is right but yes fully agree that the examiners are a bit strict and rude which make everyone confuse as I go to that location are every day for practice I have seen very few people pass the test. Examiners BE NICE AND HUMANE..AND TREAT OTHERS LIKE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.

  90. i totally agree…port union sucks.. the examiners look like they hate humanity in general! I gave my G2 exit test their today…my second attempt at the port union location. The examiner was rude and disgusting, this old man, as soon as he got into my car started coughing his lungs out..then he yelled at a minor mistake which made me so nervous. I failed and I hate that drivetest centre. DONT GO THERE

  91. Hi,

    I agree with you. Port Union is definitely the worst location to take a Drive Test. The examiners are rude and they do not pass anybody in the first attempt. you will not understand why they failed you. I myself have experienced it twice in vain for G license, I am not a bad driver and have been driving for the past 3 years in Canada and 12 years in my home country without a single incident.. $75 is my one day’s is so painful to lose hard earned money like this…I am afraid to take my third chance there…examiners!!!!please stop behaving like collection agents…for heaven’s sake.

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