Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS) in Alberta are administrative penalties imposed on drivers who have been found to be impaired while operating a vehicle
Immediate Roadside Sanctions
If you receive an Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) in Alberta, the police officer handling your case will serve you with a Notice of Administrative Penalty. This notice will detail the type of sanction, the associated penalty, and the reason(s) for your license suspension.
In December 2020, Alberta introduced the Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) Program to replace the Alberta Administrative License Suspension program. This legislation has wide-reaching implications for drivers suspected of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Alberta.