Graduated Licensing To become a fully licensed driver, new Saskatchewan drivers must pass all steps of the province’s graduated licensing program.To get started, you must:Be at least 16 years old (or 15 if you take the high-school driver education program)Pass a written knowledge testBe a learner for 9 months excluding interruptions (i.e., non-renewal, refusal, licence suspension)Complete mandatory education for Saskatchewan’s Graduated Driver Licensing program. In Saskatchewan, the government operates a mandatory car registration and insurance program. When you purchase licence plates for your car, you pay a registration fee and receive basic plate insurance. You can also buy extended insurance from private insurers. As you learn to drive, it’s important to understand the specific requirements and restrictions that apply to Class 7 – Learner, Class 5 – Novice 1 and Class 5 – Novice 2 licences drivers. New drivers in the graduated licensing program are not allowed to use any type of cellphone while driving.What Happens with Insurance If My Licence Is Suspended?If you are convicted of any statutory offences, your driver’s licence will be suspended. New drivers who drive after consuming any amount of alcohol face an automatic 30-day driver’s licence suspension and must take a Driving Without Impairment (DWI) course within 90 days. Saskatchewan also has 90-day administrative, Criminal Code and roadside suspensions. How Long Does It Take to Become a Fully Licenced Driver?It takes approximately 2 years and 3 months to complete the Learner, Novice 1 and Novice 2 stages of graduated licensing. Why Are There So Many Steps to Get Licenced?New drivers cause many traffic-related deaths and injuries. In response to accident statistics and successful licensing systems used in other countries, provincial and territorial governments introduced new driver standards in the mid-2000s. Graduated licensing is based on research that clearly demonstrates the safety value of this approach over more conventional ones. Most programs include a multi-stage system with mandatory learner and intermediate stages that take place over set time periods before graduation to a full licence. IBC and Best Practices for Graduated Licensing in CanadaIn 2005, IBC supported research conducted by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), a national, independent charitable road safety institute. TIRF’s mission is to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries. A draft of this report was circulated to all relevant contacts in driver licensing agencies, or their equivalent, in all jurisdictions across Canada. Auto Insurance Q&ATo steer you in the right direction, here are some basic questions to ask your insurance representative before you buy car insurance All About Auto InsuranceRegardless of where you live in Canada, auto insurance is required by law. You are not authorized to drive without it. Useful LinksSGI - Get Your LicenseTo drive in Saskatchewan you must hold a valid driver's licence for the type of vehicle you wish to operate. To get a driver's licence, you must be able to operate a vehicle safely and properly, understand all traffic signs and know the rules of the road.Getting your Driver's LicenceReady to get your driver’s license? Know where to start? Know what to study? Read some tips and links that can help you obtain your provincial or territorial drivers license. Facility AssociationFacility Association’s mission is to administer the automobile insurance residual markets, enhance market stability, and guarantee the availability of automobile insurance to those eligible to obtain it. How Insurance WorksInsurers use a pool of many premiums to pay for the home, auto and business losses of Canadians unfortunate enough to experience a loss. You are covered for losses outlined in your contract only, not for predictable events.