Program to assess and reduce the risk of impaired driving
Alcohol ignition interlock device
Obtaining a new licence
If the assessment reveals that you are not capable of dissociating the consumption of alcohol from the safe operation of a road vehicle, or that you present a risk of a repeat offence, you will receive a letter notifying you that you must:
The comprehensive assessment—which takes 7 to 9 months to complete—involves the implementation of a supervision plan. You must meet the objectives set with the assessment professional and attend 3 mandatory meetings.
At the end of the assessment, the assessment professional writes a final report indicating whether you are capable of dissociating the consumption of alcohol from the safe operation of a road vehicle. You will receive a copy of this report, which will also be sent to us so that we may render a decision.
If your penalty period has ended but you are still in the process of reacquiring your licence, contact us to check whether you can obtain Condition I, which would require you to drive only 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..
If your application is granted, we will send you a letter authorizing you to lease an alcohol ignition interlock device and have it installed, at your expense and according to our requirements.
We base our decision on the conclusions of the assessment report, your driving record and your state of health. You will receive our decision by mail.
You will receive a letter explaining how to obtain a licence with Condition X, which authorizes 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.. In this case, your licence would have Condition X for 3 years.
The procedure for leasing the device and having it installed is the same as for a restricted licence.
If you have already obtained a restricted licence or a licence with Condition I, this does not affect the period of time during which you will be required to have Condition X on your licence, which is 3 years.
… and you drive a vehicle that is not equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device, you are liable to:
You will receive a letter, 20 days before the end of the mandatory period, indicating the procedure to have Condition X withdrawn from your licence.
You will be required to undergo another comprehensive assessment by a certified assessment professional. In the meantime, you may apply to have Condition I added to your licence.
You have 60 days to contest our decision.
Last update: May 13, 2022