Alberta Zero Alcohol Tolerance (AZAT) Program

Under the Traffic Safety Act, a person licensed under the Graduated Driver Licence Program who is charged with having any alcohol in their system will be issued a “Notice of Suspension Novice Driver – Zero Alcohol Tolerance Program”.  Please read the AZAT (pdf) fact sheet for some important information about the program.  A Graduated Driver holds either a probationary Class 5 or a Learner Class 7 licence issued on or after May 20, 2003.

For more information please visit the AZAT web page.


Immediate Roadside Suspension (IRS) Program

Under the Traffic Safety Act, where a peace officer has reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a driver has a blood alcohol concentration in excess of 50 mg% and the driver provides a breath sample, that driver will receive an Immediate Roadside Suspension or Disqualification. In addition to the operator’s licence suspension or disqualification, the driver’s vehicle will also be subject to immediate seizure. Please see the IRS fact sheet for information about this program.

For more information please visit the IRS web page.


Alberta Vehicle Seizure Program

Under the Vehicle Seizure Program, drivers stopped by a peace officer and found to have their operator’s licence suspended will have the vehicle they were driving seized and impounded for a period of 30 days.  If the vehicle seizure involves the same suspended driver and owner within a three-year window, the seizure period is 60 days.  The Vehicle Seizure Program (pdf) information sheet will give you some important information about the review process – please read this carefully before purchasing an Application for Hearing form from an Alberta registry agent.

For more information please visit the Alberta Vehicle Seizure Program page.

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