Safe Driver Recognition

The Graduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) Program is a staged introduction of new drivers into the driving environment. Under GDL, new drivers earn more driving privileges as they gain more experience and have shown they can handle increased risk. Additional information about GDL can be found on SGI's website.

Who can appeal?
If you are affected by a decision made under the GDL program, you can appeal to the HTB.

What am I appealing?
You are appealing the sanction SGI has placed on your driver’s licence (i.e., suspension, Defensive Driving course, Driver Improvement Training course). You cannot, however, appeal the extension date to finish the GDL program.

Scheduling an appeal hearing
Call us toll-free at 1-855-775-8336 to schedule a date and time for your hearing. Your call will be answered in sequence. Please have your driver’s licence number available for reference.

Driver’s licence appeal hearings are conducted in person and take place in Regina or Saskatoon.

Information the HTB will consider at the hearing
Board members will consider the following information:

  • SGI Driver Information

What to expect at the hearing
You will appear in-person before three Board members. The hearing is informal, scheduled during the day and will take approximately 30 minutes  of your time.

The Board members will:

  • ask you questions regarding the action taken by SGI against your driver’s licence;
  • measure the risk to public safety versus the impact on your suspension; and
  • make a decision on what is in the public’s best interest.

The HTB can either maintain, alter or reverse SGI’s decision. After the hearing, a letter will be sent to you by mail within one week advising you of the HTB’s decision. Decisions made by the HTB with regards to your appeal are final and binding.