Alberta goes back to private road exams

Alberta's driver exam system was first privatized in 1993.

For the first time in nearly two years, private examiners conducted road tests in the province.

A change announced in October took effect Jan. 5: private road examiners were able to test Class 4, 5 and 6 licence hopefuls.

"This will go a long way to reducing the wait times that have plagued AB drivers," Transportation Minister Ric McIver commented.

The minister expects private testers will handle about 85 per cent of exams in the province.

You can book your test here.

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