Traffic Safety Conviction

Convictions for any moving traffic offence (offences related to the operation of a vehicle), other than those listed as Serious, under an Act governing highway traffic or for any offence substantially the same whether committed within Alberta or elsewhere in Canada.

Description of offence (for convenience of reference only) Enactment and section number
Traffic Safety Act Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation
1 Speeding- unreasonable rate of speed   2(1 )(a)
2 Speeding (general) - exceeding limit by up to 15 kph 115(2)(p)  
3 Speeding (construction zone) - exceeding limit by up to 15 kph 115(2)(P.1) and (p.2)  
4 Speeding (passing emergency vehicle)- exceeding limit be up to 15 kph 115(2)(t)  
5 Speeding (flashing yellow light crossing) - exceeding limit by up to 15 kph   53(5)(c)
6 Speeding (general) - exceeding limit by over I5 but not more than 30 kph 115(2)(p)  
7 Speeding (construction zone) - exceeding limit by over 15 but not more than 30 kph 115(2)(p.1) and (p.2)  
8 Speeding (passing emergency vehicle)- exceeding limit be over I5 but not more than 30 kph 115(2)(t)  
9 Speeding (flashing yellow light crossing)- exceeding limit by over 15 but not more than 30 kph   53(5)(c)
10 Speeding (general) - exceeding limit by over 30 but not more than 50 kph 115(2)(p)  
11 Speeding (construction zone) - exceeding limit by over 30 but not more than 50 kph 115(2)(p.1) and (p.2)  
12 Speeding (passing emergency vehicle) - exceeding knit by over 30 but not more than 50 kph 115(2)(t)  
13 Speeding (flashing yellow light crossing) - exceeding knit by over 30 but not more than 50 kph   53(5)(c)
14 Following too close   18
15 Failing to notify owner (a) of an unattended vehicle damaged in accident (b) of property damaged in accident 69(2)(a) 69(2)(b)  
16 Failing to stop, etc. when meeting oncoming vehicle on narrow roadway   14
17 Passing on hill or curve or near railway crossing   19(1)
18 Passing on left w hen view obstructed or traffic present on left side of highway   10
19 Failing to pass on left in safe manner or fading to return to right side of roadway in safe manner   21(1)
20 Overtaking another vehicle by driving off the roadway, in a parking lane or when unsafe   23
21 Passing another vehicle stopped at crosswalk   41(2)
22 Driving left of centre line   12(1)
23 Driving wrong way on one-way highway   17
24 Impeding passing vehicle   21(2)
25 Impeding passing vehicle - multi-lane highway   22(2)(6)
26 Failing to yield right of way to a vehicle
  • at an intersection, or turning left unsafely
  • at yield sign
  • in traffic circle
  • at merge sign
  • at green light or green arrow
  • at flashing yellow light
 

34
39
40
50. 51
52(1), (3)-(5)
53(5)
27 Failing to yield right of way to a pedestrian
  • at an alley entrance or driveway
  • in a crosswalk
  • at a green light or green arrow
  • at flashing yellow light at intersection
  • at flashing yellow light not at intersection
  • at flashing yellow light with zone sign or symbol
 

36(3 )
41(1)
52(1)-(5)
53(3)
53(4)
53(5)(d)
28 Failing to stop
  • before entering highway
  • at a stop sign
  • for an emergency vehicle sounding siren
  • at railway crossing when a train is approaching
  • within prescribed distance from railway when stop sign
  • at yellow light at intersection
  • at yellow light not at intersection
  • at red light at intersection
  • at red light not at intersection
  • at flashing red light at intersection
  • at flashing red light not at Intersection
 

36(2)
37
65(1)
43(2)
42(4)(a)
53(1)
53(2)
54(1)(a)
54(4)
54(5)(a)
54(6)(a)
29 unauthorized following within 150 metres of emergency vehicle sounding siren or with flashing lights or both   65(2)
30 Driving around barrier at railway crossing   42(3)
31 Proceeding when unsafe
  • after stopping at intersection
  • after stopping for stop sign at railway crossing
  • after stopping for school bus
  • after stopping for red light at intersection
  • after stopping for flashing red light at intersection
  • after stopping for flashing red light not at intersection
 

38
42(4)(b)
72(2)
54(1)(b)
54(5)(b)
54(6)(b)
32 Stunting 115(2)(f)  
33 Traffic lane violation
  • slow moving vehicle in incorrect lane
  • driving at less than maximum speed in designated fast lane outside an urban area
  • improperly crossing solid or broken lines or driving improperly on left side of broken lines on 2-way highway
  • making unsafe lane change
  • failing to drive in centre of marked lane
  • occupying 2 lanes
  • improperly driving in centre lane of 3 lane highway
  • driving in lane marked with "X"
 

3
2(1)(b)
15(1)
15(4)
15(5)
15(6)
16(1)
27(4)
34 Failing to obey instruction of traffic control device   57
35 Slow driving impeding or blocking traffic   2(1)(c)
36 Driving at less than minimum speed 115(2)(q)  
37 Failing to obey direction of peace officer to increase speed, etc   2(4)
38 Failing to signal
  • when changing lanes
  • when turning left or right
  • when stopping
 

15(2)
24
35
39 Failing to make proper signal when starting. turning or changing the course or direction of a vehicle or stopping a vehicle on a highway   9(b)
40 Improper turms
  • when turning right
  • when turning left
  • failing to obey traffic control device
  • making U-turn unsafely or where prohibited
  • making U-turn with a school bus where prohibited
 

25
26
227(1), (2)
29, 30
31
41 Backing up vehicle unsafely or where prohibited   32. 33
42 Fail to ascertain sufficient space for movement 9(a)