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

To connect with Driver Fitness and Monitoring:

Hours: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8230
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-6612
Email: driver.fitness@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Main Floor, Twin Atria Building
Room 109, 4999 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3