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ALBERTA Basic Licence Driver’s Handbook
ALBERTA Basic Licence Driver’s Handbook

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Published by: bmacavanza on Feb 10, 2009
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Including informationon cars and light trucks
Basic Licence
Driver’s Handbook
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Licence Classifications
Graduated Driver Licensing6Licence classifications8Photo identification card8Class 78Class 69Class 59Class 410Class 311Class 212Class 112Learning requirements - All classes 13Definitions13 Applying for your licence16Parental consent requirement 16Non-Alberta licences 17New residents 17International licence 17Student17 Vision screening18Medical requirements 18Condition codes 19Knowledge test 19Road test19Upgrading your licence21Licences: duplicate/renewal/changes22Registration and insurance22
Chapter 2 Traffic Controls
Sign shapes and colours 26Regulatory signs 27Speed limits28Designated lane signs 28Permissive signs29Prohibitive signs 30Crossing signs 31 Warning signs 31Information and guide signs 35Road construction36School zone signs 38Playground zones 39Traffic control signals40Pedestrian signal lights 44Lane control signals44Pavement markings46
Chapter 3 Starting Your Vehicle
Starting your vehicle 52Steering56 Accelerating56Stopping57Braking techniques 58Reversing (backing)59Parking 60Parallel parking 60 Angle parking 63Hill parking 65
Chapter 4 Intersections and Turns
Stop signs 70Intersections controlled by yield signs 71Right-of-way 72Traffic circle72Controlled intersections73Uncontrolled intersections73Signaling75Turning 76Right turns77Left turns78Turning lanes80U-turns 81
Chapter 5 Lane Driving
Lane position84Blind spots85Passing lanes86Merging 89Exiting90 Weave zone91Curves and hills91
Chapter 6 Handling EmergencySituations
 Vehicle breakdown 94Emergency braking 97Skids 98Off-road recovery
100Night and poor weather driving
100 Animals105 When you are involved ina collision106Emergency vehiclesand tow trucks107
Chapter 7 The Responsible Driver
Defensive driving110Following distance112Fatigue 113Cellular telephone use in vehicles 114Child restraints 114 Ways to improve fuel efficiency116Traffic laws119
Chapter 8 Sharing The Road
Pedestrian safety 122Bicycle operators/cyclists123Motorcycle drivers125Off-highway vehicles126Large vehicles 126School buses 127Emergency vehicles129Snowplows 130Maintenance vehicles 130Log-haul vehicles131Railway crossings132Light rail transit135Funeral processions and parades136
Chapter 9 Driving Within the Law
Impaired driving and the law 138

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