Changes to impaired driving laws
Alberta’s impaired driving laws changed effective December 1, 2020. A new Immediate Roadside Sanctions 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.
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.
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