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The Graduated Driver's Licensing (GDL) Improvement program monitors the records of all drivers in the GDL program for traffic convictions and at-fault collisions.
You'll be placed in the Graduated Driver's Licensing Improvement program if, while at any stage of the GDL program, you:
- are found at fault for a collision
- receive traffic convictions
How the program works
The program considers how many incidents you've had, as well as the point value assigned for specific traffic convictions and at-fault collisions:
|Warning||If your 1st incident is 1 point|
|Traffic Safety Education||If your 1st incident is 3 or more points
If your 2nd incident is 1 or more points
|Defensive Driving Course||1 or more additional points|
|Driver Improvement Training||1 or more additional points|
|30-day driver's licence suspension||1 or more additional points|
|90-day driver's licence suspension||1 or more additional points|
|180-day driver's licence suspension||1 or more additional points|
|Interview with SGI and sanction||1 or more additional points|
|Manual review and sanction||1 or more additional points|
For a complete list of traffic offences and the points assigned to them, call our Customer Service Centre at:
306-775-6900 in Regina
The Traffic Safety Education program increases your driving awareness by testing your understanding of the rules of the road and evaluating how your behaviour, actions and attitude can lead to incidents and convictions.
You'll learn how poor driving decisions can impact you financially and personally with any of the following:
- Traffic fines.
- Demerit points and financial penalties for each driving incident that can affect your vehicle insurance costs.
- Sanctions you must attend.
- Possible loss of your driver's licence.
- A poor driving record, which can be a barrier to employment opportunities.
We'll also review the most common traffic convictions to help you avoid these incidents and look at accident scenes to illustrate the consequences of inappropriate driving behaviour.
At the end of the course, you will be asked to prepare and submit a plan that outlines how you are going to change your driving. For example, I am going to slow down, always wear my seatbelt, quit using my cell phone when driving, etc.
The course can be completed in small groups of 2 or 3 that runs for 1 hour or larger groups of 15 to 70 that runs for 2 hours. All sanctions must be paid in full to attend.
The Saskatchewan Safety Council Defensive Driving Course (DDC) teaches you how to avoid a collision through safe driving behaviour.
This 5-hour interactive classroom course teaches you how to prevent collisions no matter the road conditions and despite the actions of other drivers. It focuses on defensive driving skills that will help to protect yourself and others on the road.
The DDC covers 4 areas of defensive driving skills:
- knowledge of traffic laws
- foresight to anticipate a collision with preparedness to react
- judgment to recognize hazards while making split-second decisions
The course includes case studies and written exercises, interactive class discussion and specific techniques to avoid all types of traffic collisions.
Regina and the following districts:
Saskatoon and the following districts:
The Driver Improvement Training course fee is set at $150 and consists of 4 hours. The training can be delivered in:
- 3 sessions - 1.5 hours, 1.5 hours and 1 hour; or
- 2 sessions - 2 hours and 2 hours
- course expectations/consequences
- review of driving history
- in-car assessment
- review of completed homework assignments
- discussion regarding:
- driver personalities
- driving analysis
- goal setting
- develop and review a Driver Improvement Plan
- review consequences of future convictions and collisions
- review of course assessment that will be forwarded to SGI
Contact a driving instructor for more details.
Instructors may assess an additional fee for non attendance or late cancellation of a scheduled session. The application of and amount of the additional fees charged is up to the individual instructor.
Drivers can appeal all sanctions, with the exception of the warning letter, Traffic Safety Education, interview request or manual review, to the Highway Traffic Board. The Board is independent from SGI and has the authority to alter decisions, issue a restricted licence or reduce or increase the length of any driver's licence suspension.
306-775-6900 in Regina
Send Driving Record Release form to:
SGI Driver Records