There are many different stages in each province that you need to pass to get your full license. In Alberta, there are three different stages that you need to pass to be able to get a full license. When you’re trying to get your full license to drive a moped or any other recreational vehicle, you need to get your class 7 learners license. This is the first step in the graduated license system in Alberta.
What Is a Class 7 Drivers License?
A class 7 learners license allows you to be able to drive a recreational vehicle in Canada. The class 7 drivers license is the first in a series of three levels of tests that you have to take to get your full drivers license. A class 7 license allows you to be able to drive a class 5 or a class 6 vehicle with someone who is over 18 years of age and who has their full class 5 driver’s license. The class 7 drivers license is simply the name that Alberta gives the learners license. All types of drivers licenses in Alberta are numbered by their class.
What Do You Have To Do to Get a Class 7 Drivers License?
Getting a class 7 drivers license is going to require a bit of studying. In order to be able to get a class 7 learners license, you need to be able to pass a knowledge test. The knowledge test is based on the rules of the road. In order to pass the test, you’re likely going to have to do some studying. There are practice tests that you can take online in order to help improve your score. To take the test, you just have to bring ID to prove who you are. You have to take a vision test, pay a fee, pass the knowledge test and you should be on your way.
What Limitations Are on a Class 7 Drivers License?
With a class 7 learners license, there are some limitations that they put on your driving. You must always drive with someone who is over 18 years of age. The person must also have their full class 5 driver’s license. On top of that, you’re also not allowed to drive between the hours of 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM. Whenever you drive, you must have 0% alcohol level in your blood. You are only allowed to drive with the same amount of people as there are seatbelts in your vehicle. There is also a limit of 8 demerit points that you are allowed to get with a class 7 license before you receive a license suspension.
What Can You Drive With a Class 7 Drivers License?
A class 7 drivers license allows you to be able to drive a moped, a two-axle single motor vehicle, a motorhome without air brakes, you can also tow a trailer or drive any recreational vehicle. However, with all vehicles, you do need to have a class 5 licensed driver with you who is 18 or older.
How Many Demerit Points or You Allowed before Receiving a License Suspension with a Class 7 License?
With a learner’s license, you’re only allowed to get a total of eight demerit points before receiving a suspended license. Two demerit points are given for minor driving incidents. Three demerit points are given for mediocre to minor driving incidents. Four and five demerit points are fairly major incidents such as driving really fast or following too closely. Six and seven demerit points can be given for things like careless driving, not stopping for a school bus or failing to remain at an accident scene. It is tough to accumulate eight demerit points if you obey the rules of the road.
How Much Does It Cost to Get a Class 7 License?
Getting a class 7 Learners License in Alberta is relatively inexpensive. A learner’s permit costs $16 and is good for a period of five years. Once you pass the written test and obtain your learner’s permits, there is an additional $65 cost to actually obtain your driver’s license. Other than these costs, there is no other cost to getting a class 7 drivers license. The only other cost you will incur is to move on to a higher license class. Usually, doing a road test to obtain your class 5 driver’s license will cost you between $35 to $40.
How Long Do You Have To Wait to Obtain Your Learners License Card?
Once you complete your learner’s knowledge test and pass your vision test, you will be given a learner’s license temporary card. This temporary card will be valid for 30 days or up until when your license card arrives in the mail. In Alberta, you are required to notify the registry agent if your license does not come within 21 business days. Not reporting a missing license to a registry agent within 60 days can result in you being charged for a replacement license. This rarely occurs, however. Once you get your license card in the mail, you can destroy your temporary license as it will not be valid anymore.
Can You Get Car Insurance with a Learner’s Permit?
A class 7 drivers license will allow you to be able to get car insurance from insurance companies sometimes. Usually, car insurance companies allow for a short period of time after starting an insurance policy to allow you to get your full license. Generally, the timeframe will be between 30 and 45 days. Not all car insurance companies will do this, however. Some car insurance companies will force you to have someone else sign onto the policy with you. Until you have your full drivers license they will be the main policy holder. It will generally be easier to get insurance once you get rid of your learner’s permit. Once you upgrade to a graduated class 5 driver’s license, you shouldn’t have any problems.
A class 7 license is just considered to be a stepping stone for insurance. Once you have had a class 7 learners license for at least one year and you are 16 years of age, you can apply for a class 5 graduated driver’s license. A class 5 graduated driver’s license will allow you to be able to drive whenever you want to. However, you cannot be an accompanying driver for a class 7 learner and your alcohol blood levels must be 0%. After a period of two years as a class 5 graduated driver’s license driver, you can apply to upgrade to a class 5 full drivers license.