Strengthening Alberta’s Approach to Impaired Driving
Limits haven’t changed. Penalties Have.
Experience in many provinces, including Alberta, has shown that fines and demerits are not adequate deterrents to impaired driving.
Alberta’s increased administrative penalties target impaired drivers and repeat offenders, but are not meant to deter responsible Albertans from enjoying a drink with dinner or friends*.
The approach focuses on Criminal Code offences, repeat offenders and new drivers – combining tough enforcement with behaviour-changing mandatory education and ignition interlock. The goal is safer roads for all Albertans.