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.

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The Alberta Motor Association delivers remedial education courses on behalf of the Government of Alberta in accordance with Alberta’s impaired driving laws. The Alberta Impaired Drivers Program includes 3 courses.


The Crossroads course is 3.5 hours and is designed to prevent impaired driving. Participants learn to identify how alcohol impairs skills at lower blood alcohol levels and how to develop action plans to avoid drinking and driving. There is a cost associated with this course.

Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead is a one-day program that covers impaired driving laws, the effect of alcohol on the body and how to separate drinking and driving. There is a cost associated with this course.


IMPACT is a live-in, weekend residential program that teaches drivers to think about how alcohol and other drugs are affecting their lives. There is a cost associated with this course.


Connect with the Alberta Motor Association:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-430-8811
Toll free: 1-800-272-5698 (in Alberta)

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