Traffic Safety in Alberta
Impaired driving is the traffic safety focus for December
Hard facts about impaired driving
When you drink and then drive,
alcohol affects your judgment, reaction time and perception;
444 people were killed and 6,649
people were injured in alcohol-related collisions (2009 to
Plan ahead for a safe way home.
The consequences of drinking and driving
Choosing to drive while impaired
by drugs or alcohol can get you a criminal record and can cost
you: your freedom, your dignity, your job, your chance of future
employment and even your life;
If your Blood Alcohol
Concentration (BAC) is greater than .05, you may face an
immediate 3-day licence suspension and a 3-day vehicle seizure
on your first offence;
If the police determine your
ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired by alcohol or
drugs, even if your BAC is below .08, you can be charged
criminally with impaired driving;
Police may disqualify you from
driving for 24 hours if they believe your ability to drive is
affected by drugs, alcohol, a medical condition or physical
A refusal to provide a breath
sample, refusing to comply with a demand for physical sobriety
tests or refusal to provide bodily fluid samples is a criminal
If you are charged with a
criminal impaired driving offence, you will lose your licence
immediately until all of your criminal impaired driving related
charges are resolved.
Learn more on
Administrative Licence Suspension.
Read more information about
driving prevention in Alberta.
Trading Places video.
Listen to the
Road Rash radio spots.
November 30, 2014