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Basic Drivers Handbook 2010

Basic Drivers Handbook 2010

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Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) is a program that will ensure new drivers,
regardless of age, get the support, skills and experience they need to
handle the complex task of driving Graduated Driver Licensing will improve
road safety by creating a lower risk and a more controlled environment for
all new drivers Practice and driver experience is what makes safe drivers
The following information highlights the key ingredients of GDL:

Stage one learner (Class 7)
To obtain a Learner’s licence you must:

• be 14 years of age or older
• pass a vision screening and a knowledge test on the rules of the road
• have parental consent if you are under 18 years of age
• valid identification (see page 16)

Learner’s conditions
• Must hold a Learner’s licence (Class 7) for at least one year
• Must be accompanied by a fully licensed (non-GDL probationary) driver
who is 18 years of age or older and is seated next to the driver
• Not permitted to drive from midnight to 5 a m
• Not permitted to have more passengers than seat belts
• They will be suspended at 8 demerit points than fully licensed drivers at 15
• Have a zero alcohol level
• If learning to drive a motorcycle, you must be 16 years of age and are not
permitted to drive during nighttime hours You must be accompanied by
a fully licenced (non-GDL probationary) driver who is 18 years of age or
older and is either seated on the motorcycle with you or is following you
in or on another motor vehicle

Note: Operators of a moped with a Class 7 licence are subject to the zero alcohol level
restrictions and are not permitted to drive during nighttime hours.

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Stage two GDL probationary (Class 5)
To become a probationary driver you must:

• Be 16 years of age or older
• Pass the standard Alberta Class 5 road test

Probationary conditions
• Must spend a minimum of two years as a probationary driver
• No more passengers than seat belts
• They will be suspended at 8 demerit points than fully licensed drivers at 15
• Have a zero alcohol level
• No upgrading to a commercial licence (Classes 1, 2, 3 or 4)
• Cannot serve as an accompanying driver to a learner

Non-probationary licence (Class 5)
To become a fully licensed driver you must:

• Have been suspension free for the last year of the two-year probationary

stage
• Pass an advanced road test

It will take a minimum of three years to complete both the learners and
probationary stages of Graduated Driver Licensing It will take four years
if you get your Learner’s licence at 14 years of age

If you apply for a Motorcycle Licence (Class 6) after your Class 7 licence, you
are subject to the same conditions of the Graduated Driver Licensing Program

Advanced road test

New drivers will be required to show that they have mastered the skills to
obtain a full-privilege operator’s licence To obtain detailed information
about this road test, visit our web site at:

www transportation alberta ca/543 htm

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