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Driving suspensions

Information about the different types of driver’s licence suspensions.

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Driver’s licence suspensions for damages caused by uninsured drivers.

Driving suspensions for drivers with medical conditions that may impair driving or who do not comply with medical information requests.

Driver’s licence suspensions are issued to ensure public safety.

Driver’s licence suspensions are issued to drivers who fail to meet specific licensing conditions.

This document provides driver’s licence suspension information including eligible reinstatement date and conditions.

Changes to impaired driving laws

Alberta’s impaired driving laws are changing effective December 1, 2020. A new Roadside Sanction 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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In Alberta, a driver’s licence can be suspended for several reasons. For example, suspensions can be imposed as a result of a legal judgment made based on your driving behaviour or if you have a medical condition which impairs your ability to drive. It is illegal to drive with a licence that has been suspended or disqualified and doing so could result in additional driving suspensions, a vehicle seizure, and fines.