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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Overview

If you receive a provincial impaired driving suspension through the Alberta Administrative Licence Suspension Program and want to continue driving, you may be able to participate in the Alberta Administrative Licence Suspension Ignition Interlock Program.

If you receive an impaired driving-related criminal conviction, you will be required to participate in the Mandatory Ignition Interlock Program.

Once you have received approval to participate in the program, you will need to contact Alberta’s approved interlock service provider to get the device installed. The service provider must inspect the device at certain intervals and send participation logs to Alberta Transportation for review and assessment.

For more information, see the Ignition Interlock Program information sheet.

Moving to or from another province

Contact the Ignition Interlock Program’s Reciprocity Coordinator in Driver Fitness and Monitoring if you:

  • have an impaired driving suspension and have moved to another province from Alberta
  • have received an impaired driving suspension in another Canadian province and you are required to participate in their Ignition Interlock Program

Appeals

For information on appeals, contact the 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)
Phone: 780-427-7178 (Edmonton extension 6)
Phone: 403-297-3466 (Calgary)

Contact

Connect with Driver Fitness and Monitoring:

Driver fitness monitoring contact form

Phone: 780-427-8230
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-6612