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In Partnership with Alberta Transportation
The Focus for July Will Be On Impaired Driving

Click here to be directed to the 2019 Traffic Safety Calendar

In 2012, the Alberta Government implemented the following:

For drivers with a blood alcohol over .08:

  • Criminal charge for BAC over .08 impaired by alcohol or drugs or refusal to provide requested samples 
  • Immediate licence suspension which is sustained until criminal charge is resolved
  • 1st Charge –3 day vehicle seizure, "Planning Ahead” course and a sustained licence suspension,
  • 2nd and 3rd Charge –7 day vehicle seizure, "Impact” course and a sustained licence suspension
  • Mandatory ignition interlock after criminal conviction. 1 year for 1st conviction, 3 years for 2nd conviction and 5 years for 3rd conviction.

For drivers with a blood alcohol of .05 to .08:

  • 1st Offence – 3 day vehicle seizure and an immediate 3 day licence suspension
  • 2nd Offence – 7 day vehicle seizure, "Planning Ahead” course and an immediate 15 day licence suspension
  • 3rd Offence - 7 day vehicle seizure, "Impact” course and an immediate 30 day license suspension

For GDL drivers with a blood alcohol over .00:

  • 7 day vehicle seizure and an immediate 30 day licence suspension. 

For more information visit www.saferoads.com.