Alberta is transitioning to an administrative adjudication model, that will be known as the SafeRoads Alberta Branch, to address most first time impaired drivers as of December 1, 2020. SafeRoads will be a branch within Alberta Transportation.
- Drivers who wish to appeal their impaired driving penalty can do so by applying for a review to SafeRoads Alberta. An Adjudicator rather than a judge in a traditional courtroom will hear a review. Instead of having to attend in-person to schedule and attend court hearings, Albertans will be able to manage all matters in writing or by phone.
- This new model will be simple, fast, efficient and fair for Albertans.
- More information will be made available in the coming months.
In the fall of 2021, Alberta will be expanding SafeRoads Alberta to include challenges to other contraventions of the Traffic Safety Act that do not result in bodily harm or death.
Click here for Alberta’s current impaired driving laws. Changes to Alberta’s impaired driving laws and impaired driving program will be implemented as of December 1, 2020.
Changes to Alberta’s impaired driving laws will be found on the Alberta.ca website. Please visit this website periodically as updates will be made in the coming months.
For more information and updates please visit this website periodically and you can find upcoming news releases here.