Changes to impaired driving laws
Alberta’s impaired driving laws changed effective December 1, 2020. A new Immediate Roadside Sanctions program will keep our roads safer by providing serious and immediate consequences for all impaired drivers.
Read Freeing up police and courts to make Alberta safer for more information.
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
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.
- Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing: Cars & Light Trucks (PDF version)
- Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing: Cars & Light Trucks (HTML version)
This guide is also available in French (PDF only):
This French translation of this guide is produced by the Francophone Secretariat.
Some community groups have translated the Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing: Cars & Light Trucks 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.
- Retailers that sell Driver's Guides in other languages (PDF, 439 KB)
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 to Operation, Safety and Licensing: Cars & Light Trucks.
- Commercial Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing: Trucks, Buses, Emergency Responders & Taxis (PDF version)
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 to Operation, Safety and Licensing: Cars & Light Trucks.
- Rider's Guide to Operation Safety and Licensing: Motorcycles, Mopeds & Power-assisted Bicycles (PDF version)
Other resources for riders
Resources for new drivers
Information for those helping new drivers learn is available in Geared to Go: A Workbook for Coaching New Drivers.
To connect with MELT and Licensing Standards:
MELT and Licensing Standards
1st Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2X3