Commercial Driver Licence Renewal (for drivers aged 65+)
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
The Ministry of Transportation has amended its Senior Commercial Licence Renewal Program. Effective April 1, 2013, senior commercial drivers aged 65 to 79 with a Class A, B, C, D, E or F licence will be subject to the following licence renewal requirements:
1. The licence renewal period, along with the written knowledge test renewal requirement, will be every 5 years. The air brake Z endorsement written test will be aligned with the new knowledge test renewal cycle.
2. A road test will only be required in the event of a collision that has a corresponding moving violation conviction (collision date and offence date of conviction match) or the accumulation of more than 2 demerit points. The air brake Z endorsement practical air brake test will be aligned with the road test.
3. Class A, B and C drivers who fail to submit a medical report will be downgraded to a Class G licence.
February 27, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing the following amendments to the regulatory licence renewal requirements for commercial drivers aged 65 to 79:
1. Replace the annual road test requirement for senior commercial drivers with a road test only in the event of an at-fault collision or the accumulation of 3 demerit points.
2. Change the written knowledge test renewal requirement from annual to every 5 years.
3. Align the written air brake test cycle with the written knowledge test cycle, and require a practical air brake test only when a road test is required.
4. Extend only these requirements to Class D drivers.
We invite your comments on this proposed regulatory amendment.
Road Safety Policy Office - Road users
Room 212, Building 'A'
1201 Wilson Avenue
Downsview, ON M3M 1J8
April 1, 2013