Getting a Yukon Drivers License: Requirements and Things to Know
Learning to drive in Yukon is no easy process.
It will take time, money and dedication as you learn the various rules and regulations associated with driving. While it won’t be easy, we want to help make the process a little simpler. We have created this helpful guide to make getting a Yukon driving license simpler. This guide is filled with tips and information that you can use when studying for your permit test and preparing for your drivers license. If you need other information you will be able to find out more at the Yukon Ministry of Transportation website.
How To Proceed
Make Sure that You Meet the Yukon Drivers License Requirements
If you want to have a drivers license of your own you will have to meet specific requirements. Each Canadian province and territory sets their own requirements so make sure that you find out the specific information for your area. In Yukon you can start the licensing process at 15. If you are a young driver you will need to go through the graduated licensing program. This program helps ensure that young drivers get the practice they need to be as safe as possible on the road. It will walk you through various steps until you are ready to receive an official license to drive without restriction.
Pick Up a Drivers Handbook
For accurate information about driving laws in Yukon make sure that you pick up a copy of the Yukon drivers handbook. This book is prepared by your specific province to teach you everything that you will need to know about driving in your province. It will have information about safe driving practices, the various driving laws, driving schools and more. This guide can be purchased for a small fee from the Yukon transportation office or viewed online here: Yukon Driver’s Hanbook.
Study Your Handbook
Once you have a drivers handbook, start studying it. Make sure that you read the entire guide carefully. Many first time drivers assume that they know everything that they will need to know to drive. There are so many little rules and tips in this guide that it is foolish not to read it all the way through. Make sure that you study it from cover to cover. Remember that most of the questions on your learners permit test will be directly based on the information in this guide. If you want to pass your Yukon permit test on the first try, study carefully.
Schedule Your Driving Permit Test
Once you are very familiar with the information in the handbook and have practiced our FREE state-of-the-art Yukon Practice Test, contact the Ministry of Transportation and schedule a testing date and time.
Take Your Permit Test
When you go in and take your learners permit test you will need to bring identification and to pay a fee. In Yukon the drivers licensing fees are $50 for a 5 year license, $20 for a written driving test, and $20 for a road test. Also bring along a photo id with a signature. Your Canadian passport will work great for this. You will also need to bring a birth certificate and proof that you live in Yukon. For example you could bring a utility bill and a Yukon tax return to fulfill this requirement. See a complete list of documents at the Yukon Department of Community Services website.
Get Your Yukon Learners License
Once you pass your test, pay your fee, pass a vision test and meet the other requirements you can receive your learners permit. Now you can start practicing driving.
Practice Your Driving Skills
You can practice driving in Yukon with your learner’s license as long as you adhere to the specific rules associated with driving. These are that you must have a co-driver in the front seat next to you. This driver must have had their class 1,2,3,4 or 5 license for at least 2 years. You and your co-driver must be drug and alcohol free. You also are limited to one passenger beside the co-driver.
Get at Least 50 Hours of Practice
You will need to get lots of practice in if you want to get your driving license. You will need at least 50 hours of practice with your co-driver. If you go to a driving school these hours can count as well. Practice driving in all weather conditions and make sure that you get at least 10 hours of practice during winter weather and 10 additional hours after dark. You cannot drive between midnight and 5 a.m. even with a co-driver. You must also place an official sign on your car. You can pick up your sign from a Yukon motor vehicle licensing office.
Get Your Novice License
Once you have met your minimum practice hours and feel comfortable driving, you might be ready to get your novice license. You must hold a permit for at least 6 months before you can qualify for this. You will need to take a road test and show your skills before you will be allowed to drive on your own. See Yukon driving schools.
Fulfill Requirements of a Novice License
A novice license is very similar to an official driving license. The main difference is that you cannot drive between midnight and 5 a.m. unless you have a co-driver. This time is particularly dangerous and many accidents happen. You also cannot have any alcohol or drugs in your system when driving. There are also limits on the number of passengers that you can carry. If you fail to follow these requirements you may lose your license, so pay attention to the rules during this time.
Get Your Full Privilege Yukon Driving License
After 18 months you are ready for a full license. This license will be unrestricted. All you have to do is meet the requirements, pay the fee if necessary and start enjoying your new license. Congratulations on your hard work and achievement. Learning to drive in Yukon will take time, but it is definitely worth the effort.