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It takes study and practice to be a safe driver and develop the following:

  • attitude – of safe and responsible driving every time you drive
  • awareness – of what is happening around you as you drive
  • knowledge – learn and understand traffic laws and rules of the road
  • skill – enrol in driver education programs to learn more about operating a motor vehicle safely

Types of driver guides

The Government of Alberta has 3 driver’s guides:

  • The Driver’s Guide for Cars and Lights Trucks
  • The Commercial Driver’s Guide for Trucks, Buses, Emergency Responders, and Taxis
  • The Rider’s Guide for Motorcycles, Mopeds and Power-assisted Bicycles

Driver’s guide for cars and light trucks

This Driver's Guide provides information on the rules of the road, how to drive and how to get a driver's licence.

This guide is also available in French:

This French translation of this guide is produced by the Francophone Secretariat.

This guide may also be available in other languages as some community groups have translated it into other languages. The translated versions of the driver’s guides are not Government of Alberta publications and as such the government is not responsible for the accuracy of these translations.

Commercial driver’s guide for trucks, buses, emergency responders and taxis

This guide provides information on driving as a profession, such as driving large trucks, tractor-trailers, taxis, emergency vehicles and buses. It is used as a supplement to the Driver’s Guide: Cars and light trucks, when preparing for commercial licence knowledge tests.

Rider’s guide for motorcycles, mopeds and power-assisted bicycles

This guide provides information on how to get a motorcycle operator’s licence. It is used as a supplement to the Driver’s Guide: Cars and light trucks, when preparing for the Class 6 knowledge test.

Resources for new drivers

New drivers are encouraged to take driver education and training from a licensed driver training school.


Connect with MELT and Licensing Standards:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8230403-297-6679
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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