February 28, 2005 by Canadian Underwriter
All new drivers in Saskatchewan will be subject to a new graduated licensing system as of September 1, 2005, says the province’s public insurer.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) says the program has three stages learner, novice 1 and novice 2 which will allow new drivers to pass to a “class 5” driver’s license in 18 months if they have a clean driving record.
The new graduated licensing system was created by a five-member panel appointed by the Saskatchewan government through public consultation. Several other provinces have similar systems in place.
Maynard Sonntag, Minister for SGI, says the program is about giving new drivers additional experience, and also boosting pubic safety. He notes the success of graduated licensing in other provinces in saving lives and preventing injuries.