Lake Simcoe School of Motoring
Putting you at ease behind the wheel
TIP OF THE WEEK
Now that the winter is finally behind us, winter tires can be removed from your vehicle if you have not done so yet. They are meant for when temperatures are constantly below 7 celsius. Driving on winter tires in warmer weather can actually cause a tire blowout, as the heat combined with the softer rubber and increased friction will raise the internal tire pressure too high.
Lake Simcoe School of Motoring is an MTO Approved Beginner Driver Education (BDE) Course Provider. WE TRAIN IN HIGH TRAFFIC SITUATIONS. WE TRAIN ON THE FREEWAY. WE TRAIN IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. Our programs are designed to meet the needs of new drivers regardless of their age, for private lessons in preparation for road test, for skill improvement lessons for experienced drivers, and driving proficiency evaluations for seniors.
Based in Keswick, Ontario, Lake Simcoe School of Motoring (LSSM) has been providing professional driver training to clients in upper York and Durham Regions for over 17 years. In that time we have developed a reputation for helping our students achieve their goals and a willingness to go the extra mile for our students. We are a local driving school with ties to our community and we take pride in our commitment to our students.
Take the time to Learn the Right Way. We offer many comprehensive Defensive Driving Courses that will teach you not only how to pass the Ontario road tests, but how to survive on Southern Ontario roads.
NEW PRICES & PAYMENT METHODS
Here at Lake Simcoe School of Motoring, we are now introducing new courses and pricing. Pick your package, how much you want to learn, and we can help you achieve your personal driving goals. See our PRICING LIST page for more information. Payment methods we accept include CASH, CHEQUE, VISA, MASTERCARD, DEBIT and now E-TRANSFER.
WHAT COURSE SHOULD I TAKE?
As a G1 Driver, there are a lot of limitations on you that then go away as you move your licensing to the higher levels. We offer many different courses designed to prepare you for all driving possibilities.
BASIC - Learn all the information you will need to prepare you for being a competent driver, and to help you pass your road test. Prices start at $464.60+HST for 10 hrs in car, 20 hrs in class.
TRAFFIC - Here we will take you to heavier traffic situations, introducing you to advanced seeing skills, the true importance of keeping space, and the concept of critical thinking. Prices start at $508.85+HST for 11 hrs in car, 20 hrs in class.
FREEWAY - Once you get your G2, you will be able to drive on the 400 series freeways here in Southern Ontario by yourself. Learn how to merge and manoeuvre on these busy routes the correct way. Did you know that the 401 is the busiest freeway in North America, if not the world? Prices start at $508.85+HST for 11 hrs in car, 20 hrs in class.
EMERGENCY MANOEUVRES - We want everyone to stay safe out there on our roads. Unfortunately things do happen. Learn how to correctly control your vehicle in an emergency, high speed situation. Prices start at $535.40+HST for 11 hrs in car, 20 hrs in class.
ROAD TEST PACKAGES - Pair the road test in with your regular course packages and use our cars for the road test. Our instructor would pick you up 2.5 hrs before your test time, in a vehicle guaranteed to work, that you are familiar with, take you to practice, do the test and bring you back. This also saves you at least $15 over paying for things separately. The higher the course package the more you can save. Prices start at $592.92+HST for 14 hrs in car, 20 hrs in class.
Upcoming Courses - Spots Filling Fast
Saturday, May 26, 2018
- 2 Weekend Course in Keswick
Monday, July 9, 2018
- 4 Day Summer Course in Keswick
Saturday, June 9, 2018
- 2 Weekend Course in Beaverton
See the Register page for more courses and online registration
Ministry of Transportation News
NEW CHANGES COMING TO IMPAIRED AND DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWS
New changes are going through the Ontario Legislature that will impact the laws regarding Impaired Driving, as well as Distracted Driving. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Ontario Laws have changed for the colour of lights on Emergency Vehicles. Soon you may be seeing BLUE lights, in addition to the red and white lights, on FIRE VEHICLES and AMBULANCES / PARAMEDICS / EMS. BLUE lights were added to POLICE VEHICLES here in Ontario back in 2008 to allow them to be more visible in poor conditions and at night.
New Extended Hours at Select DriveTest Centres
DriveTest is offering extended hours at select DriveTest Centres as a result of increased customer demand for driver examination services. Various DriveTest Centres (DTCs) across the province will be adjusting their hours of operation in order to better meet customer needs and to provide customers with more convenient times to complete their licensing needs.
Extended hours will be offered at the following DriveTest Centres:
Effective the week of December 18, 2017, the Brampton, Etobicoke, Newmarket, Downsview, Hamilton, Metro East, Ottawa Walkley, Kitchener, and Port Union DriveTest Centres will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Starting the end of January 2018, the Oakville, Windsor, Orangeville, and London DriveTest Centres will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
And new Saturday hours will be offered at the following DriveTest Centres:
Effective February 3, 2018, the Oakville, Windsor, and Orangeville DriveTest Centres will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
New: Complete Application Forms Online in Advance of Your Visit!
DriveTest is modernizing to serve you better! They now offer the option to complete application forms online in advance of your visit to a DriveTest Centre. The following transactions are eligible for this option: New Driver, Out of Province Driver, and Out of Country Driver.
New Road Test Tablets Coming Soon!
They are pleased to announce that they will be launching new road test tablets soon, designed to integrate with their new online road test booking system, to simplify and modernize driver examination in Ontario. Marking standards remain the same and scheduled road test appointments will not be affected.
DriveTest Online Road Test Booking System Updates Underway
Their new online road test booking system is open for business. However, the DriveTest team is actively working to improve it, and some customers may experience technical difficulties in making their road test bookings on this website.
If you have a question or concern about your booking, please visit the frequently asked questions focused on online road test booking issues.
If you need help while making or changing a road test appointment, please visit a DriveTest Centre or contact one of their agents by phone (1-888-570-6110 or 647-776-0331). Live operators are available on Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Important Notice Class D
New Class D license renewal requirements and medical requirements will come into effect July 1, 2018.