An Alberta politician is vowing to remove $150 two-step GDL fee for drivers

Jul 21 2022, 6:31 pm

A politician running to be the next leader of the UCP is promising to axe the $150 two-step Graduated Drivers Licence (GDL) fee if elected.

Travis Toews says he would replace the current two-step GLD program with a one-step licence available to Albertans at age 16.

Toews added that there are about 500,000 Albertans eligible for a full licence who “have put off paying the $150 fee and [are] going through their third test.”

The probationary period also prevents younger Albertans from getting their Class 1 licence to help with family businesses.

I will remove this inefficient extra step and any Albertans who have a GDL will automatically get a full licence at their next renewal,” the Toews website stated.

Toews resigned as the minister of finance in early June to run for the UCP leadership.

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