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A learning rider who holds a valid class
7 driver’s licence (Learner’s):
• must not ride during night-time hours
   (night-time for GDL motorcycle riders
   is midnight or one hour after sunset,
   whichever is earlier, until 5 a.m. or one
   hour before sunrise, whichever is later)
• must have a blood-alcohol
   concentration (BAC) of zero while
   seated on or riding their motorcycle
• must have fewer than eight demerit points

A learning rider who holds a valid class
5-GDL (Probationary) driver’s licence:
• must have a blood alcohol
   concentration of zero while seated on or
   riding their motorcycle
• cannot supervise a learning rider
• must have fewer than eight demerit points

A learning rider who holds a class 1,
2, 3 4 or 5 driver’s licence must have a
supervising rider.

Taking a class
6 road test

A valid class 6 driver’s licence is required
to operate a motorcycle on a public
roadway without a supervising rider. The
road test is the last step in the process to
obtain your class 6 licence.

A road test permit must be purchased
for a road test. Test permits are available
at most Alberta Registry Agent offices.
If more than one test is needed, a fee is
charged for each test permit.

 

Registry agents schedule the tests
which are conducted by licensed driver
examiners. This includes tests done at
motorcycle schools.

NOTE: that driver examiners operate
independently and are not employees of
the registry agents.) 

A road test to obtain a motorcycle
driver’s licence is done in a traffic situation.
The test starts and finishes at the registry agent
office, or at motorcycle schools that
have been approved as a testing location.
Road tests at motorcycle schools are
available for students who have completed
an authorized training course.

The person being tested must provide
a motorcycle for the road test. Valid
insurance and valid registration for the
motorcycle being used for the road test
must also be provided. (If the road test
takes place at a motorcycle rider training
school, then a training school motorcycle
may be used.) The examiner will check
the motorcycle before the test. If it is not
mechanically safe, the examiner will not
do the test.

The road test is about 45 minutes long.
This provides time for the examiner to
assess the rider’s skills and abilities in a
variety of road and traffic conditions.

The road test will include:
• an equipment and motorcycle
   fitness check
• an evaluation of the rider’s ability to
   follow the rules of the road, signal
   properly, perform left and right turns,
   and use safe judgment at intersections
• an evaluation of the rider’s skills with
   balance, road position and speed control

 

CHAPTER ONE                                                                                                   LICENSING AND LEARNING  9

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