Restricted Licence Related to a Conviction for Alcohol-Impaired Driving
If you have been convicted of an alcohol-related offence and, as a result, your licence has been revoked, you could be eligible for a restricted licence. With such a licence, you will be required to only drive vehicles equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device.
What is a restricted licence?
There are 2 types of restricted licence:
the restricted licence related to a conviction for alcohol-impaired driving
A restricted licence related to a conviction for alcohol-impaired driving allows its holder to drive during the penalty period following a licence revocation. This licence comes with very strict rules of conduct that must be followed to the letter.
A restricted licence authorizes its holder to only drive vehicles 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..
You are not eligible for a restricted licence if…
another penalty appears on your driving record, or a medical assessment has revealed that you suffer from a condition that affects your ability to drive
you only hold a class 6 (motorcycle) or class 4C (taxi) licence
the revoked licence is a learner's licence
How to apply for a restricted licence
Unless otherwise ordered by a court, you must wait until the end of the period of absolute driving prohibition imposed by a court.