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SafeRoads Alberta is the administrative adjudication branch of Alberta Transportation that is responsible for conducting reviews for provincial administrative penalties received by impaired drivers and reviews for vehicle seizures. SafeRoads Alberta conducts reviews for challenges to the provincial administrative penalties under the Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS) Program. All matters are dealt in 30 days to ensure impaired drivers are off the roads. The most serious cases, including repeat offenders and impaired driving causing death or bodily harm, will get both provincial administrative penalties and Criminal Code (Canada) charges.
Impaired driving reviews
SafeRoads Alberta conducts reviews for challenges to the provincial administrative penalties under the new IRS Program. Drivers who wish to appeal their impaired driving penalty can do so by applying for a review to SafeRoads Alberta.
Vehicle seizure reviews
Vehicle seizures are reviewed by SafeRoads Alberta. If a vehicle was seized pursuant to section 94 of the Traffic Safety Act, after being stolen or taken without consent, or if the vehicle is owned by a rental car agency you can seek the return of the vehicle through SafeRoads Alberta. Registered owners are responsible for all costs involved in the vehicle seizure. Applying for a review does not guarantee the return of the vehicle, and fees for reviews are nonrefundable.