Prohibitions and Suspensions

Police can issue driving prohibitions and licence suspensions at the roadside if you are suspected of driving while affected by alcohol, if your breath is tested and shows a reading of warn (your breath sample contains a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.05 and up to 0.08) or fail (your BAC is above 0.08 or if you refuse to provide a breath sample). In addition, the courts can issue a licence suspension upon conviction for impaired driving (your BAC is above 0.08) and other criminal motor-vehicle related offences. Finally, under the Driver Improvement Program, the Superintendent’s office can issue driving prohibitions at anytime, upon review of your driving record.

This section of the website covers what each of the prohibitions or suspensions entail, the consequences of continuing to drive while prohibited or suspended, and the steps to getting your driver’s licence back. Select one of the links below to access the information in this section.