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The general rules of the road can be found in the Official MTO Driver’s Handbook. In Ontario, cars are driven on the right-hand side of the road. You must have current car insurance in order to own a car.

Downtown Peterborough at NightIf you come from a warm country, you may not know how to drive in our winter’s slippery ice and snow conditions. The Ministry of Transportation has prepared a guide to winter driving that will help you. More winter driving tips can be found on Settlement.Org. If you would feel more comfortable learning with a teacher, you can find a driving school in Peterborough.

The Ministry of Transportation website is a good place to look for information on driving. It provides information on winter road conditions, road closures, construction, and PDF maps of Ontario’s roads.

There are special safety instructions for children travelling in your car. These can be found in the Ministry of Transportation’sSafe and Secure” article.


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