‘You can’t just have a driver’s licence’: How to get an ‘accident’ on the road
Posted May 11, 2018 06:13:16The Ontario government is considering a pilot program that would allow drivers to take over their own classes from someone else.
The idea has attracted support from the industry and many are urging the government to consider it as a tool to encourage more driver education.
But some of those who have spoken out say the program would also put the onus on the learner to maintain control of their own vehicle.
The program, called ‘Drive Your Own Way’, would be implemented in three phases.
First, drivers would be required to complete an “accident training” course before they could begin to take control of a vehicle.
Then, the driver would be able to take a class in their own name, to take the same course on their own, or to take their own class in the name of a friend or family member.
Then they would be expected to maintain a safe driving record and complete a comprehensive road safety class.
The first two phases will cost about $1,600 a month for a two-year licence holder, while the third phase would cost about half that amount.
It comes after a similar program was announced last year, which will see all drivers who take the ‘driving by themselves’ class required to get their licence and pay for it out of their personal income.
The province said it expects to see the program become operational by the end of this year.