This guide is about operating a motorcycle,
riding one safely, and obtaining a class 6
(motorcycle) licence. It also has information
about mopeds and power-assisted
bicycles. It is a supplement to A Driver’s
Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing
(Cars and Light Trucks), which outlines the
rules of the road for all road users.
These two guides contain the
information beginner and experienced
riders need to ride safely. They also provide
the information needed for the knowledge
test for riding a motorcycle and moped,
and for the practical road test to obtain a
licence to operate a motorcycle.
Some of the information in this guide
also applies to mopeds and power-assisted
bicycles. However, the term motorcycle
will be used throughout this guide. Riders
of mopeds and power-assisted bicycles
should read relevant sections.
These guides are available at all Alberta
registry agent offices. They are also available
on-line at www.transportation.alberta.ca in
the Drivers and Vehicles section.
The information in this guide explains
best practices for motorcycle riding, but
cannot cover all circumstances. The
motorcycle rider must use judgment and
a safety-first attitude to make decisions
when riding in real on-road situations.
This guide interprets the laws that
govern the movement of vehicles and
people on Alberta roadways. It is a guide
only, and has no legal authority.
The laws that apply to operating a
vehicle can be found in the Traffic Safety
Act and its related regulations.
These documents are available at
Queen’s Printer Bookstore
Main Floor, Park Plaza
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2P7
For toll free service anywhere in Alberta,
call 310-0000, then the number.
For more driver and
Some registry agent offices provide
knowledge tests and arrange road
tests with driver examiners. The driver
examiners operate independently and are
not employees of the registry.
To find testing services, and information
about driver licensing and vehicle registration:
• visit www.servicealberta.ca/1641.cfm
• visit the Association of Alberta Registries
• refer to your local directory under
License and Registry Services
• call 780–427–7013 (Service Alberta)