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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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Effective December 01, 2020, Commercial Driver Abstracts obtained from Alberta Registry Agents will report on Immediate Roadside Sanctions for impaired driving. These sanctions will appear in the “Suspensions” section of the Commercial Driver Abstract Report.


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.