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Alberta's approach to impaired driving

Whatís Changed?

Note: Refusing to provide a breath sample continues to result in a charge under the Criminal Code (Canada) just like it always has.

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Alberta Administrative Licence Suspension (pdf)

Applies when a driver, including a GDL driver, has a blood alcohol content over .08

.05 Immediate Roadside Sanctions (pdf)

Applies when a driver has a blood alcohol content over .05 and no criminal charge laid.

.00 Sanctions for GDL Drivers (pdf)

Applies when a Graduated Driver Licensing driver (new driver) has a blood alcohol content over .00 and no criminal charge laid.

24-Hour Suspension (pdf)

Applies when a driverís ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is affected by drugs, alcohol, a medical condition or physical ability.

Mandatory Ignition Interlock Program (pdf)

Applies to drivers who are convicted of an alcohol-related criminal code charge.