New Rules for New Drivers

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.