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Contents

1

Licensing
Information

2

Traffic Control

10

Graduated Driver Licensing

22

Traffic control signals

11

Knowledge test

23

Pedestrian signals and signs

12

Vision requirements

24

Lane reversal signals

12

Class 5 road tests

25

Sign shapes and colours

13

Types of vehicles for licence class

26

Traffic regulatory signs

14

For hire driver licence requirements

27

Traffic direction signs

15

Air brake endorsement (Q)

27

Speed limit signs

15

Licensed driver examiner

28

Designated lane signs

15

Driver's Licence

29

Permissive signs

15

Applying for your Alberta driver's licence

29

Prohibitive signs

16

Non-Alberta licence for tourists and visitors

30

School zones and areas

16

New Alberta residents

31

Playground zones and areas

18

Medical requirements

32

Parking services for persons with disabilities

18

Condition codes and endorsements

32

TTY capabilities

19

Re-classing your licence

33

Warning signs

19

Replacing your Alberta driver's licence

36

Information and guide signs

20

Renewing your Alberta driver's licence

37

Other signs

20

Updating your Alberta driver's licence

37

Construction

20

Registration and insurance

38

Pavement markings

39

Shared-use lanes

40

Other roadway markings

3

The Basics of
Driving

4

Intersections and Turns

42

Pre-drive basics

56

Right-of-way

43

Driving a vehicle with an automatic transmission

56

Intersections

44

Driving a vehicle with a manual (standard) transmission

57

Uncontrolled intersections

45

Steering

58

Keep intersections clear

46

Signalling

59

Traffic Circles and Roundabouts

47

Accelerating

61

Turning

47

Stopping time and distance

64

Turning lanes

48

Reversing

65

U-turns

49

Parking

5

Highways and Freeways

6

Emergency Situations and Challenging Conditions

68

Lane selection and position in your lane

76

Emergency braking

69

Passing

76

Loss of control

70

Emergency stopping lane

78

Vehicle mechanical problems

71

Entering and exiting a major roadway

79

Challenging conditions

82

Emergency supplies

82

Animals

82

Collisions

83

Emergency response vehicles and tow trucks

83

Emergency vehicles

84

Maintenance and construction vehicles

7

Responsible
Driving

8

Sharing the Road

88

Proactive driving

96

Vulnerable road users

89

Cellular phones and other distractions

98

Commercial vehicles

90

Securing passengers

99

Log hauling vehicles

92

Fuel efficiency and helping our environment

99

School buses

93

Traffic laws

101

Snowplows

101

Railway crossings

103

Vehicles carrying passengers or dangerous goods

103

Light rail transit

104

Off-highway vehicles

104

Funeral processions

9

Driving Within
the Law

10

Towing a Trailer

106

Driver fitness

116

Registration and licence plate

107

Driving responsibly

116

Equipment

109

Driving laws - Federal: Criminal Code of Canada

116

Towing a trailer

110

Provincial: Traffic Safety Act

112

Driver's licence suspensions and disqualifications

114

Alberta Transportation Safety Board (ATSB)

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