What is the minimum age I can start my course?
You can enroll anytime.
The minimum age to get your learner's (class 7) license is 14 years.
You can begin your in-car training anytime after you have your Class 7 license.
How can I get my class 7 driver's license?
To get your class 7 Learner driver's license, you need to pass a knowledge test and a vision test at the registry. Again, the minimum age to get your learner's (class 7) license is 14 years; and parental consent is required if under the age of 18 years.
Where can I get the book to study for my class 7 knowledge test?
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How can I get my class 5 driver's license?
To get your class 5 driver's license, you need to pass the class 5 road test.
The student has to book the road test through the registries or Road test booking website.
To be eligible to attempt a Class 5 test, you need to be at-least 16 years old and ALSO should have had your learner's (CLASS 7) license for at-least 1 year.
Do I have to do the classroom sessions before I can do my in-car sessions?
Whatever works for you...
Though the classroom session compliments the In-car sessions, learning to maneuver and control the car is a 100% hands on skill.
We are trained to impart knowledge while practical hands-on driving.
You can start your in-car sessions as soon as you have a class 7 (learner's) license.
Now.. if you do not have your class 7 driver's license, it is better you attend the classroom sessions first, so that you will have the knowledge to clear the class 7 knowledge test at the registries.
Does my course include road test preparation?
Yes, we will teach you driving skills to pass the road test, but we focus on making you a safe and defensive driver. We try and teach techniques that will make you avoid collisions despite the actions of others.
A lot of new drivers feel that passing the road test is the 'finish-line'.
We consider the passing the road test to be the 'starting point'.
From then on, you are responsible to drive safely by yourself.
How long are the road tests?
The duration of the road test depends on the class of test you are taking. Each class of license has different time durations.
*Since road tests are conducted by Alberta Driver Examiners and not by the driving school, please visit the Road test booking website for more information
Where will the in-car training take place?
The in-car training takes place in Canmore and Banff on actual roads.
We would choose roads that are suitable for the students current level of vehicle handling skill.
Does the school book my road test?
No. The student has to book the road test on their own the registry or on the Road test booking website.
Do my course fees include road test fees and car for the road test?
Students has to pay for the road test directly at the registry or ROAD TEST BOOKING WEBSITE when they book their road test. Driving school car for the road test can be provided by the school at an additional charge.
Please check with the school if the car is available before booking your road test at the registries.
What if i want to learn a standard transmission car?
At the moment the school has only automatic transmission cars. It is easier to learn to drive on an automatic transmission car and learn the rules of the road and vehicle control. Once you have your driver's license, you can then learn the use of the clutch on a manual transmission car. When you attempt your road test on a automatic transmission car, there is no restriction on your class 5 driver's license with regards to driving a manual transmission vehicle. You can, once you are comfortable with driving an automatic transmission car, learn to drive a standard/manual transmission vehicle.
What is the insurance reduction course? Does your school offer it?
Yes.The school does offer the insurance reduction course.
To get the insurance reduction certificate, the students has to complete 2 components.
1) IN-CAR PORTION: A minimum of 10 hours in the car and achieving a grade of 75% in the in-car component.
2) CLASSROOM PORTION: A minimum of 15 hours of classroom instruction. A test is administered at the end of the classroom instruction and the students needs to get at least an 80% score.
Once the minimum hours of classroom instruction and in-car driving are achieved and the minimum scores are met in both the components, we issue you a insurance reduction certificate.
Take this certificate to any Alberta Registry Agent's office and submit a copy of this certificate to your insurance company, and you should have a reduction in your insurance premium.
How much could I save in insurance premiums with the insurance reduction certificate from your driving school?
There are a lot of factors that determine your insurance premiums.
Your age, gender, the type of car you drive, previous traffic violations / previous tickets, distance driven between home and work place and average distance for leisure travel are some of the factors that are considered when the insurance company decides your insurance premium.
Talk to your insurance company and ask the insurance company agent as to how much you could save with the drivers ed certificate.
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