Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - for immediate release

Training a new driver on Oakville roads?

Town reminds driving schools and instructors about driver training areas

Hundreds of driver training students take to town roads each year with the help of local driving schools and instructors, to learn the rules of the road and become responsible drivers.

The Town of Oakville wants to remind driving schools and instructors that driver training exercises can be done on streets anywhere in Oakville, except for the area bounded by Upper Middle, Third Line, Bronte, and Lakeshore Roads in Ward 1.

The town’s By-law 2015-075 prohibits driver training in this neighbourhood due to the already increased traffic in the area, which is the designated driver exam route used by the provincial DriveTest Centre (located at 2370 Wyecroft Road).

“We are dedicated to keeping our streets safe for everyone,” said Jim Barry, senior manager of Enforcement Services. “Keeping driving instructors from training students in this area is meant to keep traffic volumes at a reasonable level.”

The town’s by-law enforcement staff will continue to monitor the area on an ongoing basis.

For more information, including a map of the prohibited driving instruction locations, review the By-law page.

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