Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #11-084
June 23, 2011

New driver’s handbook launched

WHITEHORSE—A new Yukon Driver’s Basic Handbook was launched today by Community Services Minister Archie Lang at the Motor Vehicles office in Whitehorse.

“I’m particularly pleased to see that the new driver’s handbook includes information about Yukon’s new secure driver’s licence and general identification card,” Lang said. “The handbook is an important resource on the rules of the road and safe driving practices, whether you are a new driver or have been behind the wheel for a long time.”

The 2011 Driver’s Basic Handbook replaces the one that was last updated in 1999. The handbook will be made available in both official languages and contains information on changes in vehicle technology, such as brakes; newer driving situations, such as how traffic circles work; ways to reduce your fuel consumption; and recent changes to laws and regulations, such as Yukon’s new restrictions on cellphone use while driving.

The driver’s handbook and updated information on the driver’s licence application process, is available by visiting Motor Vehicles at



Brianne Young
Cabinet Communications
Brenda Wale
Communications, Community Services