Graduated driver licensing will change the way we license new drivers in Alberta effective May 20th, 2003.
Introduction to the program will be in two stages:
- Stage One – The Learner
- Stage Two – The Probationary Driver
For more information contact Alberta Transportation at (780) 427-8901
or visit www.saferoads.com for detailed information on both stages
The biggest challenge your child will experience is PEER PRESSURE
A license to drive is a ticket to freedom for a 16 year old, but sometimes through their excitement, peer pressure can lead to unsafe driving habits. Parents are encouraged to visit www.ipromiseprogram.com
The goals of implementing Graduated Licensing are:
- to reduce collisions, injuries and death
- reinforce driving is a PRIVILEDGE and not a RIGHT
- to create safer drivers
THE GRADUATED LICENSING PROGRAM WILL AFFECT ALL NEW DRIVERS, REGARDLESS OF AGE.
Here are a few tips for parents to ensure their teens return home safely:
- restrict driving to a limited number of hours
- choose safe cars, teens do not need fancy, fast cars
- set a zero tolerance level for alcohol
- have your teen drive like they own the car not the road
All drivers under the age of 18 must have written consent from a parent or guardian to obtain their licence. Parents can revoke driving priviledges at anytime.