Driving tests can be quite frightening, especially in Toronto, which is home to some of North America's worst roads ever. Road issues in Toronto are a seemingly endless loop of doom - the roads aren't in the best condition, potholes are more than plenty, there's construction almost everywhere and the city is faced with a multi-billion dollar congestion dilemma. It's almost as if owning a car in this city is useless.

Nevertheless, learning to drive is simply one of the milestones in life that everyone should want to achieve. Even if you don't plan on driving regularly, at least after you get your license you could say that you've successfully surpassed the graduated licensing hurdle and you'd never have to worry about testing again.

Whatever your reason for getting a driver's license, you probably want to maximize your chances of passing on your first try. One strategic way to do that is by choosing a DriveTest Centre in Ontario that has relatively low failure rates. Though they don't guarantee a pass, they do increase your chances of passing significantly. Here's a list of DriveTest Centres across Ontario and their failure rates for both the G1 road test (the test you need to pass to obtain your G2) and the G2 road test (the test you need to pass to obtain your G, or full license). Statistics are taken from Google Maps:


Best chances

The DriveTest Centres at these five locations offer you some of the best chances of passing your G1 and G2 road tests. They boast average failure rates less than 25%, which is amazing. Naturally, the farther you go from Toronto, the easier the driving conditions - roads are more open, traffic is minimal and street layouts are much simpler. Surely, those with a true commitment to their cause wouldn't mind taking the longer drive. Although they are relatively far, these five locations are the closest DriveTest Centres to Toronto with the lowest failure rates.

Sarnia

G1 Road Test: 24% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 23% failure rate

Stratford

G1 Road Test: 24% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 29% failure rate

North Bay

G1 Road Test: 23% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 22% failure rate

Belleville

G1 Road Test: 22% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 20% failure rate

Bancroft

G1 Road Test: 21% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 30% failure rate


Medium chances

The DriveTest Centres at these locations have average failure rates between 25% and 39%. They aren't necessarily the easiest places to take your road tests, but they still give you a fairly good chance of passing.

Hamilton

G1 Road Test: 38% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 39% failure rate

Peterborough

G1 Road Test: 38% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 31% failure rate

Guelph

G1 Road Test: 37% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 37% failure rate

Orangeville

G1 Road Test: 37% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 37% failure rate

Burlington

G1 Road Test: 36% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 31% failure rate

Oshawa

G1 Road Test: 36% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 29% failure rate

Kitchener

G1 Road Test: 31% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 32% failure rate

London

G1 Road Test: 31% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 31% failure rate

Barrie

G1 Road Test: 30% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 24% failure rate

Kingston

G1 Road Test: 26% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 28% failure rate


Worst chances

The DriveTest Centres at these locations offer you some of the worst chances of passing your G1 and G2 road tests. They all have failure rates greater than 40%, which is a bit intimidating. This all makes sense, however since the driving conditions at these locations are tough - the roads are much busier, traffic is usually packed (especially during rush hour) and the streets themselves are trickier to navigate through. Also, examiners tend to be less lenient in more populated urban areas such as these. The first four locations in particular are notorious for their high failure rates.

Brampton

G1 Road Test: 53% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 41% failure rate

Downsview

G1 Road Test: 52% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 45% failure rate

Etobicoke

G1 Road Test: 51% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 47% failure rate

Port Union

G1 Road Test: 47% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 46% failure rate

Tillsonburg

G1 Road Test: 46% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 34% failure rate

East York

G1 Road Test: 44% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 35% failure rate

Oakville

G1 Road Test: 43% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 45% failure rate

Renfrew

G1 Road Test: 42% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 30% failure rate

Windsor

G1 Road Test: 41% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 31% failure rate

Aurora

G1 Road Test: 40% failure rate

G2 Road Test: 38% failure rate


In the end, these are all just statistics. Numbers on a page are never a comprehensive representation of how things are like in real life! But hopefully these gave you some ideas. All the luck to you on your driving endeavours!

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