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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction 

Chapter 1 Licence Classifications

Chapter 2 Traffic Controls

Graduated Driver Licensing 6 Sign shapes and colours 26
Licence classifications 8 Regulatory Signs 27
Photo identification card 8 Speed limits 28
Class 7 8 Designated lane signs 28
Class 6 9 Permissive signs 29
Class 5 9 Prohibitive signs 30
Class 4 10 Crossing signs 31
Class 3  11 Warning Signs 31
Class 2 12 Information and Guide Signs 35
Class 1 12 Road Construction 36
Learning requirements All classes 13 School zone signs 38
Definitions 13 Playground zones 39
Applying for your licence 16 Traffic Control Signals 40
Parental consent requirement 16 Pedestrian signal lights 44
Non-Alberta licences 17 Lane control signals 44
New residents  17 Pavement Markings 46
International licence 17

Chapter 4 Intersections and Turns

Student 17 Stop signs 70
Vision screening 18 Intersections controlled by yield signs 71
Medical requirements 18 Right-of-way 72
Condition codes 19 Traffic circle 72
Knowledge test 19 Controlled intersections 73
Road test 19 Uncontrolled intersections 73
Upgrading your licence 21 Signaling 75
Licences: duplicate/renewal/changes 22 Turning 76
Registration and insurance 22 Right turns 77

Chapter 3 Starting Your Vehicle

Left turns 78

Starting your vehicle

52 Turning lanes 80
Steering 56 U-turns 81
Accelerating 56

Chapter 6 Handling Emergency Situations

Stopping 57 Vehicle breakdown 94
Braking techniques 58 Emergency braking 97
Reversing (backing) 59 Skids 98
Parking 60 Off-road recovery 100
Parallel parking 60 Night and poor weather driving 100
Angle parking 63 Animals 105
Hill parking

65

When you are involved in a collision 106

Chapter 5 Lane Driving

Emergency vehicles and tow trucks 107
Lane position

84

Chapter 8 Sharing The Road
Blind spots 85 Pedestrian safety 122
Passing lanes 86 Bicycle operators/cyclists 123
Merging 89 Motorcycle drivers 125
Exiting 90 Off-highway vehicles 126
Weave zone 91 arge vehicles">Large vehicles 126
Curves and hills

91

School buses 127

Chapter 7 The Responsible Driver

Emergency vehicles 129
Defensive driving 110 Snowplows 130
Following distance 112 aintenance vehicles">Maintenance vehicles 130
Fatigue 113 Log-haul vehicles 131
Cellular telephone use in vehicles 114 Railway crossings 132
Child restraints 114 Light rail transit 135
Ways to improve fuel efficiency 116 Funeral processions and parades 136
Traffic laws

119

Chapter 10 Towing a Trailer

Chapter 9 Driving Within the Law

Towing a trailer

152

Impaired driving and the law 138    
Alberta Administrative Licence Suspensions 142    
Suspensions/disqualifications 143    
Demerit point system, fully licenced drivers 146    
Demerit point schedule 147    
Demerit point system for GDL 148    
Alberta Transportation Safety Board 150