Overview

The Alberta Zero Alcohol/Drug Tolerance Program applies to drivers with a Class 7 Learner's Licence or Class 5 - Graduated Driver's Licence (GDL). These drivers must have a zero (0.00) blood alcohol concentration or blood drug concentration when driving.

In addition to the provincial sanctions below, drivers will also be subject to any criminal charges and federal penalties imposed by the court.

For more information, see the Alberta Zero Alcohol/Drug Tolerance Program Information Sheet.

First and subsequent times

You will receive:

  • an immediate 30-day licence suspension
  • a 7-day vehicle seizure

For each 30-day suspension received during the final year of the Graduated Driver Licensing Program, you will be required to remain in the GDL program for an additional year.

Appeals

Immediate roadside appeal

You can request a second breath test on a different instrument for alcohol to confirm your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or a blood test for drugs to confirm your blood drug concentration.

Appeals to the Alberta Transportation Safety Board

Through the Alberta Transportation Safety Board you can:

For information on appeals, contact:

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)

Fine payment

To pay a fine, go to the Online fine payment page.

Contact

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)
Fax: 780-422-6612