Class A manual transmission restriction
As of July 1, 2022, you must complete your Class A or Class A restricted (AR) road test in a vehicle with a manual transmission that consists of at least eight forward gears with a high-low range or you will get a restriction on your licence. If you have a restriction, you cannot operate Class A/AR vehicles with a manual transmission in Ontario. You can only operate automatic, semi-automatic or automated-manual transmission Class A/AR vehicles.
A motor vehicle is considered to have a manual transmission if it has:
• a driver-operated clutch that is activated by a pedal or lever
• a driver operated gear-shift mechanism (operated by hand or foot and does not use the assistance of automation)
The restriction will be noted on your driver record and driver’s licence. It will not apply when operating lower-class vehicles such as Class G or D.
This restriction does not apply to anyone who completed their Class A/AR road test before July 1, 2022.