Changes to impaired driving laws

Alberta’s impaired driving laws changed effective December 1, 2020. A new Immediate Roadside Sanctions program will keep our roads safer by providing serious and immediate consequences for all impaired drivers.

Read Freeing up police and courts to make Alberta safer for more information.

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You can receive an administrative suspension if you:

  • are suspended in another Canadian jurisdiction
  • fail to comply with special licensing conditions for example, conditions imposed through Service Alberta’s Special Investigations Unit
  • are under the age of 18 and your parent/guardian withdraws consent for driver’s licensing

Your driver’s licence will be reinstated when you have met the specified reinstatement conditions. Check your Notice of Suspension for your reinstatement conditions.

Once you receive your Notice of Reinstatement, contact any Alberta registry agent to complete reinstatement conditions and obtain a new or replacement driver’s licence.


Connect with Driver Fitness and Monitoring:

Driver fitness monitoring contact form

Phone: 780-427-8230
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)

Hours: 8:15 am to 12 pm, and 1 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

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