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Reinstating your driver’s
licence privileges as a result
of a demerit point suspension

DRIVER'S LICENCE SUSPENSION 

• A Notice of Suspension letter will be
   mailed to the last address recorded
   on your motor vehicle file. It is your
   responsibility to notify an Alberta 
   Registry Agent office anytime you
   change your mailing address.
• The Notice of Suspension letter will
   indicate the conditions that must be
   completed prior to reinstatement of your
   driving privileges.
• The Notice of Suspension will indicate
   the effective date of your suspension.
• You must turn your driver’s licence
   over to any Alberta Registry Agent
   office on or before your effective date.
   It is illegal to be in possession of your 
   driver’s licence while you are serving
   a suspension. It is a serious offence to
   operate a vehicle while serving
   a suspension.
• You must serve the term of
   the suspension.

PROVINCIAL SUSPENSIONS
 
Provincial suspensions may be imposed
for reasons such as a poor driving record,
failure to pay a legal judgment, medical
reasons, or failure to comply with a Notice
to Report.

 

Alberta
Transportation Safety
Board (ATSB)

Driving a motor vehicle is an earned
privilege that carries a considerable
amount of responsibility. The driving
habits of each motorist contribute to
the level of traffic safety in Alberta. The
primary purpose of the province’s driver
licensing system is to supervise habits
and apply enforcement where necessary.
In order to achieve this goal, the ATSB 
concentrates on driver rehabilitation.
Individuals having to appear before the
ATSB may appear with or without legal
counsel.

The ATSB may suspend, for a
definite or indefinite period of time,
the driver’s licence of any person
referred by the Registrar, the Minister,
by the courts or police. The ATSB may
order that a person take an education
program or prescribe other conditions
to hold a driver’s licence.

Before suspending or restricting driving
privileges, the ATSB gives the person
at least 10 days notice in writing (unless
driving privileges are already suspended).

In making a decision, the ATSB takes
into consideration the person’s driving
record, driver attitude, driving skills and
knowledge, driving disabilities and any
other factors it considers relevant.

 114 A Driver’s Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing

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