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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Pending Changes to Class D Licensing Requirements in Ontario

The Ministry of Transportation is considering the following amendments to the regulatory licence renewal requirements for Class D drivers:

• Amendments to Ontario regulation 340/94 to align Class D licence renewal requirements for vision testing, knowledge testing and medical filing with all other commercial class drivers. Specifically, the regulatory changes would align Class D renewal requirements so that:
o All Class D drivers up to age 64 would be subject to knowledge and vision tests every 5 years;
o All Class D drivers under the age of 46 would be required to submit a medical report every 5 years;
o All Class D drivers age 46-64 would be required to submit a medical report every 3 years; and
o All Class D drivers age 65 and older would be required to submit a medical report annually.

Current licensing requirements for Class D licence holders are not consistent with other commercial classes and are not in alignment with CCMTA national medical standards. These standards are the basis for the Canada/U.S. medical reciprocity agreement. Ensuring Class D drivers are held to the highest medical filing standards will strengthen road safety.

Comments regarding this proposal may be made until November 17, 2016 quoting reference number 16-MTO067 to:

Road Safety Policy Office
87 Sir William Hearst Avenue; Room 212,
Toronto, ON M3M 0B4