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Impaired driving laws

Alberta’s impaired driving laws are aimed at preventing impaired driving and improving safety on our roads.

Services and information

Novice and Graduated driver’s holder drivers must have a zero blood alcohol/drug level when driving.

This program applies to drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to 0.079.

Drivers operating a commercial vehicle must have a zero blood alcohol/drug level when driving.

Information about impaired driving laws, sanctions and programs in Alberta.

Driver’s licence suspensions for drivers suspected of being criminally impaired.

Graduated licence drivers must have a zero blood alcohol/drug level when driving.

This program applies to drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to 0.079.

This program applies to drivers who are suspected of being impaired by alcohol, drugs or a physical or medical condition while driving.

Information on federal impaired driving limits.

How to appeal a driver’s licence suspension or get a licence reinstated.

Fees and appeals for vehicles seized due to impaired driving.

Learn how to access impaired driving education.

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.

Additional resources:

Introduction

Impaired driving laws help protect all Alberta road users. For more information on impaired driving laws and sanctions, see the Impaired driving laws – Overview page.

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)

Hours: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)