Driver Fitness suspension appeals

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If you have received notice from Driver Fitness of a suspension, cancellation, or been denied a licence you may have options to appeal the decision, depending on your situation. The following provides general information, and details about whether you are eligible to appeal will be included in your letter.


If your licence was denied, suspended or you were issued a lower class of licence than you previously held because you no longer meet the medical standards for drivers, under section 18(8) of The Drivers and Vehicles Act, you are eligible to appeal the decision to the Medical Review Committee. An application form will be included with your letter.

If your licence was temporarily suspended pending further medical information or was suspended because you did not provide the necessary information when requested, you are not eligible to appeal.

Driver Improvement & Control

Full record review or show cause hearing

If your licence has been suspended as a result of a full record review or a show cause hearing, you may appeal to the Licence Suspension Appeal Board (LSAB). The LSAB will determine whether it is in the interest of public safety to issue you a conditional licence as a result of exceptional hardship you may experience related to the suspension.

If LSAB accepts your application, you will receive a receipt, and you may be eligible to attend an MPI Service Centre to obtain a 45-day permit, postponing your suspension while you wait for a meeting with the LSAB. In some circumstances, you may not be eligible for a 45-day permit. Please refer to your letter or contact Driver Fitness.

Administrative roadside suspensions

If you have received an administrative roadside suspension, you may appeal this suspension to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. The scope of the appeal is outlined in The Highway Traffic Act under section 263.2, and can only be considered within one year of the start of the suspension. The cost of the appeal is $100 for an in-person hearing and $50 for a written submission. Please send applications to Driver Fitness.

Ignition Interlock Program

If you have an ignition interlock requirement, you may appeal to Driver Fitness for an exemption to drive a motor vehicle without a device for employment reasons. The scope of the appeal is limited and all vehicles must be owned, leased or rented by the employer. Please see section 279.1(1.4) of The Highway Traffic Act, and complete an application form for an exemption.