Dependence on alcohol, drugs or medicationChange
If your driver's licence was suspended for a substance use disorder (alcohol, drugs or medication), you must prove that you can dissociate driving from substance use in order to reacquire your licence.
Through a medical examination, a physician or a specialized nurse practitioner can establish a diagnosis of substance use disorder in connection with alcohol, drugs or medication, which will be indicated in a medical report that you must then send to us.
After analyzing the medical report and your driving record, we will notify you in writing of our decision whether to suspend your licence.
You may no longer drive as long as the suspension remains in effect.
A driver’s licence suspension means your licence is no longer valid for the length of the suspension period.
If you drive with a suspended licence, you face:
Program to Assess and Reduce the Risk of Impaired Driving
Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device
Step 1 – Show that you are in long-term remission or undergo the program to assess and reduce the risk of impaired driving (PECA)
What you have to do
Step 2 – Wait for our decision
After analyzing the assessment report, your driving record and your state of health, we will send you a letter to inform you of our decision whereby:
If you wish to drive during our assessment
You may apply for a licence bearing Condition I, which requires you to only drive a vehicle that is equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock deviceA device that prevents a vehicle from starting when it detects the presence of alcohol in the driver’s body..
Contact us to check whether you meet these conditions
Québec area: 418-643-3506
Elsewhere (Québec, Canada, United States): 1-800-561-2858
Last update: February 25, 2016