Saskatchewan

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

To obtain a licence to operate a passenger vehicle in SK, there are three GDL stages: Class 7 (Learner), Class 5 (Novice 1), and Class 5 (Novice 2)
Effective date of program implementation: Sept. 1, 2005


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum entry age: 16 years; 15 years if in high school driver education program
Minimum exit age: 16 years
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Driver education: Required high school driver training education (30 hours in class, 6 hours in car) or commercial training (six hours in-class and six hours in-car)
Knowledge test
Parental consent: Required for applicants under 18 years of age
Vision test
EXIT REQUIREMENTS
Successfully passed test ⁄ course: Class 5 road test
Time completion: Hold Class licence for 9 months excluding interruptions (i.e. suspensions)
STAGE DURATION
Minimum duration: 9 months
SUPERVISORY DRIVER
BAC level while supervising: 365 days in the preceding 3 years
Driver log: Non-mandatory
Licence held: Experienced licensed driver
Location while supervising: Seated in the front passenger seat next to the driver at all times
Time Licensed
SUPERVISED DRIVING
Minimum amount of supervised driving: 36 hours
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS
BAC level while driving: 0.0 BAC
Must display "N" sign⁄plate when driving
Night driving: No driving between midnight and 5 a.m.
Other restrictions
Passenger restrictions: Limited to number of working seatbelts, and must be immediate family members
Road restrictions
SUSPENSION & PROHIBITION
Incident based: i.e. number of traffic violations/convictions and at-fault collisions
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS
Drivers in any stage who are found at fault for a collision, or who receive traffic convictions, will be placed in the Graduated Driver’s Licensing Improvement Program: 
> If the first incident is a traffic conviction with a rating of two points or fewer, the driver will be sent a warning letter;
> If the first incident is a traffic conviction with a rating of three points or more, or an at-fault collision, the driver will be required to attend an education/safety seminar;
> Additional incidents, whether a traffic conviction or an at-fault collision, will result in the following:
• 2nd – Defensive Driving Course
• 3rd – Driver Improvement Training – educates drivers on responsibilities and consequences of driving and encourages safe driving habits
• 4th – 30-day driver’s licence suspension
• 5th – 90-day driver’s licence suspension
• 6th – 180-day driver’s licence suspension
• 7th or more – interview and further action
ADDITIONAL CLASS 7 FEATURES
Cannot obtain a commercial driver's licence or school bus endorsement
Cannot be a supervising driver

CONTACT INFORMATION
SGI
Driver and Vehicle Safety Services
2260 11th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4P 0J9

Phone: (306) 775-6900 
Toll Free: In North America 1-800-667-9868
Email: sqiinquiries@sgi.sk.ca

Sandy Crighton
Manager, Driver Development & Safety Services, SGI
Phone: (306)751-1283 

WEBSITES
GDL program - http://www.sgi.sk.ca/individuals/licensing/getyourlicence/new/gdl.html
 
Drivers Handbook - http://www.sgi.sk.ca/pdf/handbook/2011_DriversHandbook_All.pdf