Distracted Driving. Is it only your cell phone?

There are many forms of distracted driving. Many think that distracted driving has to do with the cell phone only. The Traffic Safety Act sets out things that you are not allowed to do while driving and are considered offences under Alberta law.

Traffic Safety Act and Regulation

The following things under Alberta law are considered distractions and are prohibited:

1  Reading or viewing printed material located within the vehicle other than an instrument, gauge, device, or system used to provide information to the individual regarding the various systems or location of the vehicle. Continue Reading

Alberta Gives Police More Power

New Police Powers to Seize Vehicles and Impose Fines: Changes to Alberta’s Drinking and Driving Laws

This June a new law was introduced in the Provincial Legislature, called the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act.  It was passed in July and it makes a number of changes to drinking and driving laws, giving additional powers to police. Continue Reading