Reconsideration

The Traffic Safety Act provides that a person may request the Alberta Transportation Safety Board to reconsider its decision.  Generally speaking, a person may request a reconsideration under one or more of the following circumstances:
  1. the person wishes to have the original Board decision changed;
  2. the person wishes the Board to consider new information which may have material impact on the matter;
  3. the original decision was made by the Board when the person failed to appear at the hearing.  Subsequently the person wishes to have another opportunity to present the case.

General Rules:

  1. The Traffic Safety Act provides that the Board must reconsider its decision upon receipt of the first reconsideration request from a person.
  2. The Board may accept or reject the second or subsequent request from a person to reconsider the same case. 

Important things to remember when requesting a reconsideration:

  1. If you request the Board to reconsider a decision relating to a voluntary appeal, you must purchase an Application for Hearing at any Alberta Registry Agent office.
  2. There are two types of Application for Hearing, non-oral which requires a written submission ($125) or oral, which requires a personal appearance before the Board ($250).  In addition to the application fee a Registry Agent fee will be charged.
  3. If you request the Board to reconsider a decision relating to a review of your conduct as a driver, you do not need to purchase an Application for Hearing.  You will however be required to make the request to the Board in writing.  You can request an oral or a non-oral hearing.
  4. The original Application for Hearing, or the request for reconsideration must be sent to the Board.  A fax will not be accepted.
  5. The Board will endeavour to consider the application or request for reconsideration within 30 days of receiving the application or request.
  6. The Board will verbally notify the appellant or their counsel by telephone of the decision of the hearing and forward the written decision of the hearing via fax, email or mail at a later date.