Saskatchewan

Regulating agency: Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Effective date of regulations enacted:

PASSENGER VEHICLES:
AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum enrollment age to driver education program: 15 if attending an SGI approved high school driver education program
Minimum age of 16 for the 6 & 6 Commercial Program (6 hours in-car and 6 hours in-class training)
EDUCATIONAL SETTING
High schools
Home computer-based instruction
Other
Private driving schools: Classroom setting
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
High School Program: 
• Must be a high school student
• Parent/guardian consent
• SGI pays for the program
6 & 6 Commercial Program: 
• Must hold a valid learner’s licence
• The driver pays for the program
• All training must be complete before the learner may attempt a road test
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-CLASSROOM
Additional sessions available
Length of each session: Varies, see above.
Minimum total number of hours: 30 hours of mandatory training through High School Driver Education Program; or 6 hours from a licensed driving instructor
Number of sessions: Varies with each high school; some schools may administer the program throughout the whole school year (September to June), some may do the program over a semester, some may do the program in six weeks; schedules are determined to fit the needs of the students, school and educator. The commercial program has 6 hours in-class. Some educators teach all 6 hours in one day, three 2-hour sessions, two 3-hour sessions, or six 1-hour sessions.
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON RANGE-TRACK
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON ROAD
Additional lessons available
Length of each session: Maximum of 2 hours a day, students are encouraged to practice the skills they’ve learned from their educator between sessions with a supervising driver.
Minimum total number of hours: 6 hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - DRIVING SIMULATOR
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours: Simulator hours are not required, however, SGI will accept up to 8 hours of driver simulation, which is equal to 2 in-car hours. (4 hours simulation = 1 hour in-car driving)
Number of sessions
CURRICULUM CONTENT
Basic driving procedures and manoeuvres
Accelerating in a curve
Braking
Slow riding using only the clutch and brake (no throttle)
Space management
Standard transmission
Steering with your eyes
Crashes and injury prevention
Collision avoidance
Defensive driving
Driver communication skills
Driver distractions
Driver fitness to drive
Driver observation skills ⁄ visual tracking
Traffic and roadway conditions ⁄ environmental conditions
Driver psychology
Turns and U-Turns
Driver responsibility: Optional
Emergency situations ⁄ manoeuvres
Vehicle control
Emergency stopping
Fuel efficient driving
Graduated driver licensing system
Hazard perception and recognition
Highway driving
Vehicle systems ⁄ parts and performance
Insurance
Lane changes ⁄ Safe passing
Lane positions
Reading traffic
Risk perception ⁄ management
Legal awareness
Night driving
Parking
Pre-driving checks and procedures
Push steering
Risk perception ⁄ management
Rules of the road
Vehicle condition and operation
Sharing the road
Shifting up & down
Visual Search Patterns
Winter Driving and Rain
COMPETENCY MEASURES - PRE-ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - INTERMEDIATE ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - FINAL EXAM
In-classroom
In-vehicle
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-CLASS)
Location in vehicle while instructing
Additional regulations: 
• Submit a Criminal Record Check
• Have an acceptable driving record
• Have held a class 5 licence or higher for the immediate preceding five years and provide proof of passing all necessary Class 4 examinations within 30 days prior to date of application.
• Submit a current medical examination report to SGI.
BAC level while instructing
TRAINING VEHICLE
Additional vehicle requirements: Vehicle must have special rearview mirrors firmly affixed to the vehicle to allow a driving instructor a clear and unobstructed view of the highway to the rear of the vehicle
Automatic ⁄ manual transmission
Dual control brakes
Passenger restrictions
Required insurance: A certificate of bodily injury and property damage liability insurance on motor vehicles while used in driving instruction, insuring the liability of the driver training school, the driver instructors and any person taking instruction, in the amount of at least $2,000,000 in excess of the amount required pursuant to The Automobile Accident Insurance Act for bodily injury or death and damage to property, in any one accident.
Vehicle class used: Class 5
Vehicle signage: Vehicle must display a sign at the rear of the vehicle that is conspicuously and clearly visible from a distance of 30m, and contains the words “Student Driver” in letters not less than 5cm in height.
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-VEHICLE)
Additional regulations: Must be employed by a driving school, must submit a current medical examination report to SGI.
Age
BAC level while instructing: 0.0 BAC
Certifications⁄designations: Holds a driving instructor's certificate; educators must pass a Class 5 Instructor Course at SGI.
Driver ⁄ criminal record check: Have an acceptable driving record; Applicants applying for a driver instructor’s certificate must include a criminal record search, on a form provided by the administrator, signed by the Chief of Police or the Officer in Charge of the local R.C.M.P. detachment or the Town Constable.
Licence held: Hold a Class 4 driver licence (minimum)
Location in vehicle while instructing: Front passenger seat with no one between instructor and student
Minimum driving experience: Have held a class 5 licence or higher for the immediate preceding five years and provide proof of passing all necessary Class 4 examinations within 30 days prior to date of application.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Educators must keep a copy of class records for 5 years
Educators must submit class lists
Successfully complete minimum in-classroom instruction hours
Successfully complete in-classroom evaluation
Successfully complete minimum in-vehicle instruction hours
Successfully complete in-vehicle evaluation
FOLLOWING PROGRAM COMPLETION
Driver Education certification issued to student: A Driver Education Certificate will be issued by the instructor upon completion of students’ training and must be presented to the driver examiner prior to a road test.
Insurance discount
Time-reduction in GDL program (number of months)
PRACTICE DRIVING (WITH PARENT-GUARDIAN)
Minimum practice driving hours
Maximum period to complete the practice hours
Practice hours recorded on a log sheet: Optional
Strongly recommended⁄supported, but not mandatory at this time
SUPERVISOR (PARENT-GUARDIAN) REGULATIONS
No supervising driver required
BAC level while supervising
Driver log
Licence held: Hold a minimum of a valid Class 5 driver’s licence
Location while supervising: Occupy the seat nearest to the driver and the vehicle controls
Minimum Age
Time licensed: A minimum of 365 days in the preceding three years (but is not a novice driver).
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
N⁄A

CONTACT INFORMATION
SGI
Driver and Vehicle Safety Services
2260 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 0J9
Phone: SGI Customer Service Centre (306) 775-6900 
Toll Free: In North America 1-800-667-9868
Website:
: http://www.sgi.sk.ca
WEBSITES
Find a driver educator - www.sgi.sk.ca/sgi_pub/drivers_licences/drivereducators/drivereducators.htm
 
The Driver Training Regulations, 2011 being Chapter T-18-1 Reg.9 (effective September 29,2011) - http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/English/Regulations/Regulations/T18-1R9.pdf