When you are in the driver’s seat, a whole
Along with all the benefits that motor
vehicles provide, there are also costs.
Beyond the direct costs of building and
maintaining our roadways, there are
environmental and human costs. Recent
statistics on road safety in Alberta show
that in 2008 there were 158,055 collisions
reported. In this year, 410 people were
killed in those collisions and 22,015 were
injured. Most collisions can be prevented.
The Office of Traffic Safety recommends that you
obtain training and education from a
licensed driving school to enhance your
knowledge and skill. Driver education
courses are available for the operation of
passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles,
If you require information about
schools that provide driver education, or
information about the testing process to
obtain a driver’s licence:
• refer to your local directory.
• visit www.transportation.alberta.ca
(under Drivers and Vehicles).
• contact a Driver Programs Administrator
in Edmonton 780–427–8901 or Calgary
403–297–6679. You can reach Alberta
Government offices toll-free from
anywhere in the province by first calling