Overview

The Alberta Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) can suspend your driver's licence for a definite or indefinite period if you are referred by the Registrar of Motor Vehicle Services (Alberta Transportation), the Minister of Alberta Transportation, the courts or police. You may also need to complete an education program or meet other conditions to keep or reinstate your driver’s licence.

The ATSB can review a driver’s conduct for any of the following reasons:

  • referral from the Registrar, for example as a result of a reinstatement condition or information provided to the Registrar by the police
  • referral from the court or from the Minister of Transportation as the minister responsible for the Traffic Safety Act
  • the ATSB has reason to believe that the driver may be:
    • a threat to road safety
    • in violation of condition code M of the driver’s licence - Code M means the licence is under ATSB review

Before suspending or restricting your driver’s licence, the ATSB will give you at least 10 days notice in writing and an opportunity to be heard in person, with or without legal counsel. For more information, visit ATSB’s website.

In making a decision, the ATSB considers your driving record, attitude, driving skills and knowledge, driving disabilities and any other factors it considers relevant.

Contact

To connect with the Alberta Transportation Safety Board:

Hours: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

North office (if you live north of Red Deer)

Phone: 780-427-7178 (ext. 6)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-9739

Address:

Alberta Transportation Safety Board
Main Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3

South office (Red Deer and south)

Phone: 403-297-3466 (ext. 6)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 403-297-4139

Address:

Alberta Transportation Safety Board
Suite 302, Willow Park Centre
10325 Bonaventure Drive Southeast
Calgary, Alberta  T2J 7E4