Highways and Public Works

Motor Vehicles

New Yukon Driver's Basic Handbook

This guide provides information on safe driving practices.

It will help you develop and apply the smart driving skills needed to drive safely.

New drivers

This guide provides driving strategies to help you become a safe, competent driver.

Experienced drivers

Use this guide to review Yukon’s driving rules and regulations if you are new to Yukon, re-taking a test, or brushing up on your driving skills.

Getting the most from this guide

This guide is divided into three parts so that you can quickly download the information you want to know. Alternatively, you can download the entire document here (10.3MB)


Chapters 1 to 5: Developing your smart driving skills  (6.3MB)

• Chapter 1: common choices that drivers make
• Chapter 2: how your vehicle works and how to maintain it
• Chapter 3: signs, signals and road markings
• Chapter 4: rules of the road
• Chapter 5: driving strategies to become skilled and avoid problems

Chapters 6 to 8: Applying your smart driving skills  (3.4MB)

• Chapter 6: how to share the road safely
• Chapter 7: how to overcome negative influences
• Chapter 8: challenging driving conditions and emergencies

Chapters 9 and 10: Yukon references and resources  (668 KB)

• Chapter 9: Yukon’s Graduated Driver’s Licence program
• Chapter 10: Yukon drivers’ responsibilities, rules and penalties.