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Gone
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reply to Bob4

Re: [Rant] Ontario Photo ID card now available at more locations

If you run into health issues that prevent you from driving, your doctor will have your drivers license suspended and you will be required to surrender it. People with certain health issues would never be allowed to obtain a license to begin with.

Furthermore, if decide to no longer drive and you let your license expire it then becomes a invalid piece of ID even though you may have never surrendered it (even though you're legally supposed to). People over 80 are required to re-test every two years, so it's not like they can just continue paying for a license they never intend to use, either.

The Photo ID card is also a considerably cheaper than maintaining a drivers license you never intend to use for driving.

Bob4
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OK, but simon726 said if you want to stop driving (implies this is being done voluntarily), you must surrender your drivers licence (implies this is mandatory).


elwoodblues
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said by Bob4:

OK, but simon726 said if you want to stop driving (implies this is being done voluntarily), you must surrender your drivers licence (implies this is mandatory).

I've never heard if such a thing. You renew your Ontario license every 5yrs and you don't require additional testing till you reach the age of 80.

If you don't want to drive anymore, just don't renew your license, if you let it go for more then a year?(I think) you start from the scratch again, and have to go through the graduated licensing system.
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if u let it expire for even one day, you have to do the entire graduated licencing system over. my friend failed his g2 exit test, and lost his g1, he had to re-take it cus his licence expired before his g2 exit test, he was allowed a temporary extention up to the same day as his road test.
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said by Paolo:

if u let it expire for even one day, you have to do the entire graduated licencing system over. my friend failed his g2 exit test, and lost his g1, he had to re-take it cus his licence expired before his g2 exit test, he was allowed a temporary extention up to the same day as his road test.

Wrong.


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reply to Paolo
said by Paolo:

if u let it expire for even one day, you have to do the entire graduated licencing system over. my friend failed his g2 exit test, and lost his g1, he had to re-take it cus his licence expired before his g2 exit test, he was allowed a temporary extention up to the same day as his road test.

If you let your probationary, graduated licence expire, then yes you do need to go through the whole thing again. If you have a full non probationary licence you do not have to do so.
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said by Paolo:

its not important what you would have told me what to do, that is irrelivant to the discussion, the discussion is if a health card is valid id. its your word vs the letter from the ministry of health, just because you said you will accept heald card as valid id, does not make you superceede the ministry of healths. they are superior to you. you have to ask for an alternate id, which i would then pull out my ontario drivers licence, which is expird but it has the sticker on it clearly stating "valid photo id only" you shold not refuse this, some clubs and bars and restaurants are known to, which they are violating this because they think they are better than the ministry of transportation (mto)

Here's how it works:

If you are required to show ID you may, completely at your discretion and without being told to, show your Ontario Health Card. If that is your only ID and you elect not to show it, then you will be refused entry. A driver's licence with the little sticker actually says it's a valid photo ID only in conjunction with the temporary driver's licence paper that they issue with the sticker.

That means that if you arrive with your driver's licence and show it to me and it has that little sticker on it, unless you show me the temp licence that you got with the sticker, you aren't getting in.

And just so you know, clubs, bars, casinos, et all can refuse you entry at any time. If you give me a completely valid driver's licence and I don't like the faded picture or faded text on it, I can refuse to accept it. The MTO does not dictate who has to accept your driver's licence as photo ID.
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