Far too many people still choose to drive impaired. Whether it's the use of alcohol or drugs, both cause distraction and fatigue while driving. Changing these risky behaviours starts with:
What is the Provincial Impaired Driving Committee (PIDC)?
Formed in 1997 as a partnership, PIDC members create strategies to help improve a life-threatening problem on Alberta highways: impaired drivers.
The PIDC meets twice a year to discuss:
- New and developing issues related to impaired driving.
- Awareness and education programs being developed by government, industry, and safety stakeholders.
- Provincial programs that support both education and enforcement, such as Checkstop, Designated Driver, and Report Impaired Drivers (RID 911).
What does success look like?
Changing behaviours takes time. The PIDC understands that their work will continue for years to come, and will continue to change focus as new issues arise. The Committee helped create legislative changes such as the Alberta Administrative Licence Suspension Program (AALS) and they expanded the impaired driving window to 10 years from the existing five years. They also helped develop the AALS training package for enforcement members. As new policy changes are proposed, the PIDC will continue to assist with their expertise.
- Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis
- Alberta Health
- Alberta Health Services
- Alberta Hospitality and Lodging Association
- Alberta Indigenous Relations
- Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
- Alberta Motor Association
- Alberta Sheriffs
- Alberta Transportation
- Alberta Transportation Safety Board
- Calgary Police Service
- Camrose Police Service
- City of Edmonton Traffic Safety Section
- Edmonton Police Service
- Injury Prevention Centre
- Insurance Bureau of Canada
- Lethbridge Regional Police Service
- MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
- SADD Alberta (Students Against Drinking and Driving)