Preventing and enforcing impaired driving
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.
What are they doing?
As one of the many committees dedicated to implementing the Traffic Safety Plan, the PIDC meets twice a year. At these meetings, they 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 by integrating province-wide, anti-impaired driving programs 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 and Liquor Commission
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Hospitality and Lodging Association, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
Alberta Motor Association
Alberta Transportation Safety Board
Calgary Police Service
Camrose Police Service
City of Edmonton Office of Traffic Safety
Edmonton Police Service
Injury Prevention Centre
Lethbridge Regional Police Service
MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
SADD Alberta (Students Against Drinking and Driving)