Alberta Transportation strongly encourages new drivers to take a professional driver education training course that includes both classroom and practical, behind-the-wheel instruction provided by qualified driver instructors authorized by Alberta Transportation under the Driver Training and Driver Examination Regulation. As professional driver education and training provides new drivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to become capable, proactive, and responsible drivers throughout their driving careers. At MBS Insurance, we want to strongly echo that sentiment.
Since 1969, we have been protecting families, businesses and individuals. It’s what we do in Edmonton and Northern Alberta, and part of that effort includes ensuring you have the information you need to make safe and smart decisions when it comes to auto insurance for new drivers at the best prices possible. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to the benefits of driver education.
Driver education consists of training for license Classes 1 through 7. Within Alberta there are programs designed specifically to assist drivers. Alberta Transportation also provides a list of licensed driving training schools and instructions. There are a variety of factors to take into consideration when choosing a driving school in Alberta. Here are some questions to think about when making your decision:
- Is the driving school licensed?
- Are the instructors licensed?
- What teaching methods does the driving school use?
- Are the training vehicles safe?
- Are parents/guardians involved in training?
- Can you learn to drive on a standard transmission?
For young drivers, driver’s education can give you a solid foundation of good driving skills that will last a lifetime. Driver improvement courses are also great for adult drivers who need to brush up on their skills. If you’re a mature driver in Alberta, you may want to consider enrolling in the Alberta Motor Association’s Senior Driver Refresher Course designed to target your needs.
When it comes to insurance, look for a school that has been approved by Alberta Transportation. Aside from developing proper driving habits, the successful completion of a Class 5 Driver Training Program often results in reduced car insurance premiums. An approved school is a requirement that most insurance companies have in order to provide the reduced rate. You can save up to 30 percent on car insurance if you have a clean driving record or have not made a claim in the last three years.
If you take driving lessons, you’re more likely to have a clean driving record and lower insurance rates as a result. A driver training course at a government-approved driving school will help you save money on insurance, and keep Alberta drivers and pedestrians safer.
To discuss driver training and how it can affect your insurance rate, or if you have other insurance questions, contact MBS Insurance Brokers Ltd. at 780-436-7880 today for a free personalized quote from our list of preferred insurance companies in Edmonton. We protect you every step of the way. For after-hours service, please use our emergency claim contact numbers.