Some drivers worry about having an ignition interlock installed on their vehicle because they've heard that their car might refuse to start, stranding them at home or work. This condition is called lockout, and while it does happen, at LifeSafer of Canada we want you to know it is preventable - as … [Read more...] about What is an Ignition Interlock Lockout?
If it sounds like a hard resolution to keep, it shouldn't be. There are a lot of compelling reasons to make sure this is the year you stick to your guns and never choose to drink and drive again. You don’t want to crash Crashing your vehicle isn’t just a possibility when you drink and drive; it’s … [Read more...] about Make It Your New Year’s Resolution Never To Drink And Drive
It's time to bid 2019 goodbye and welcome in a fresh new year. 2020 is finally here, and with it comes a world of new possibilities, resolutions, and goals. Lifesafer Canada would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2020, and best wishes for safety, success, health, and happiness for all you choose … [Read more...] about Happy New Year From LifeSafer Canada
First, the facts: road crashes kill more 16 to 25-year-old Canadians than anything else. And alcohol and drugs are a factor in more than half of those crashes. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada is dedicated to lowering the number of alcohol-related crashes in the country. That can’t be … [Read more...] about MADD SmartWheels is Rolling Through Ontario
The scariest thing about the potential legalization of marijuana is all of the unknowns associated with it. Will people walk around smoking weed in public places? Will everyone assume, despite public service announcements and new impaired driving laws, that it’s perfectly fine to drive after smoking … [Read more...] about Legalization Of Marijuana Could Create Significant Change On The Roads
Could 2018 finally be the year Saskatchewan drunk drivers give up the top spot for crashes and arrests in Canada? That’s what some residents are hoping after the province saw several tragic crashes and an increasing amount of Saskatchewan drunk drivers arrested for alcohol and drug … [Read more...] about Is This The Year The Number Of Saskatchewan Drunk Drivers Finally Drop?
The busiest time of the year for police in Canada is the holiday season. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, the amount of Canadian drunk drivers on the roads hits a high that only slows down after the holidays are over. In every province the local police will create their own campaigns to stop … [Read more...] about Police Were On Top Of Canadian Drunk Drivers This Holiday
Saskatchewan drunk drivers are on the roads in every corner of the province. With an endless network of empty highways and back roads, it's easy for someone to drink, drive, and get exactly where they need to go without seeing police or even another car along the way. That sense of isolation … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan Drunk Drivers Start Younger Than You Think
British Columbia impaired driving laws have received their fair share of criticism since they changed in 2010. People were angry about the Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) program that required a vehicle impound and short license suspension if someone was caught drunk driving, and they took … [Read more...] about Ontario Looking At British Columbia Impaired Driving Law As Basis For Own
Saskatchewan General Insurance, also known as SGI, has been on a campaign to end impaired driving in the province. They’ve tried to fight Saskatchewan drunk driving by asking residents to be each other’s wingman, they’ve created web spots that show how impaired driving tears families apart, and … [Read more...] about SGI Aims To Stop Saskatchewan Drunk Driving With Simple Message
If you see a drunk driving checkpoint up ahead or you’re pulled over and you’ve already had a few drinks, odds are your heart is going to start pounding a little harder. You might wonder what you can do to get out of the situation you’ve just driven yourself into. Unfortunately, once you’ve been … [Read more...] about Pulled Over For Suspected Drunk Driving? Think Twice About The Breathalyzer
What happens after a drunk driving charge in Canada? It doesn’t matter what province you live in, the consequences of the morning after the night before can be harsh and long lasting. A drunk driving charge doesn’t resolve immediately When you make the decision to drink and drive and you’re … [Read more...] about That Drunk Driving Charge Can Stick With You For A Long Time
If you’ve ever drunk to excess, you know there’s nothing quite like the morning after the night before. A hangover can leave you sick, tired, and achy. There’s also the fact that if you’ve drank a lot, you could still be drunk even after a few hours of sleep, and that’s why so many people are … [Read more...] about When You’re Charged With Impaired Driving The Morning After
It's Christmas, and after all of the busy prep and parties, you can finally kick back, relax, and enjoy the most festive day of the entire year. This year as you're enjoying your holidays, keep in mind that it's fine to enjoy alcohol responsibly, but it's never OK to get behind the wheel and … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays from Lifesafer Canada
You might be surprised at how many people you know who don’t think drinking and driving is serious. Your aunt, best friend, or even the teacher at your kids school: anyone can make the decision to drink and drive, and if they do, they can all too easily be arrested for drunk driving. That’s why … [Read more...] about Yes, Even Police Officers Can Be Arrested For Drunk Driving
It’s well known that Saskatchewan has one of the worst impaired driving problems in Canada. Just look at Statistics Canada data on Saskatchewan impaired driving and you’ll see that, with 683 police-reported impaired driving cases per 100,000 people, the province has far exceeded the Canadian average … [Read more...] about Why Wouldn’t Uber Reduce Saskatchewan Impaired Driving?
It’s the holiday season in Alberta again, and like every year, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is concerned about Alberta drunk driving. That’s why Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) has partnered with them again to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving. To do that, … [Read more...] about Liquor Bags Put Focus On Alberta Drunk Driving
Losing someone to drunk driving can feel especially fresh and painful during the holidays. Thanks to drunk drivers in Ontario’s York Region, that pain is a reality for many York families. That’s why York police are fighting back against Ontario impaired driving with the festive R.I.D.E. program … [Read more...] about Holidays Bring Fresh Pain For Victims Of Ontario Impaired Driving
Operation Red Nose is a well known program all across Canada. If you need a sober driver during the busy holiday season you can call them, request a ride, and someone will pick you up and drive your car home too. That way, anyone tempted to drink and drive in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, or … [Read more...] about Tempted to Drink And Drive in Quebec? Try Operation Red Nose
There’s a reason why Ontario impaired driving laws include a different set of restrictions for teen drivers. This demographic is the most likely to engage in risky behavior that can lead to drunk driving crashes. To prevent senseless teen deaths lawmakers have come up with a number of rules and … [Read more...] about Teen Violates Ontario Impaired Driving Laws 10 Days After Getting G1
As far as Canadian impaired driving laws are concerned, there’s one province that’s been at the top of the news almost every single month since the beginning of the year. Saskatchewan impaired driving has been a serious problem, and the province has the highest rate of impaired drivers in the entire … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan Impaired Driving Rates Keep Province In Top Spot For Canada
Lawmakers in the province of Saskatchewan have been hard at work over the past year trying to curb a serious impaired driving problem. Saskatchewan drunk driving has been so bad they’ve brought in a new .04 blood alcohol concentration (BAC), vehicle impounding, and a longer ignition interlock … [Read more...] about Would Uber Lower Saskatchewan Drunk Driving Rates?
New Brunswick has finally jumped on board with new impaired driving laws. Scheduled take effect on November 1st, these new impaired driving laws include mandatory ignition interlocks, warn range violations, and vehicle impounding. It’s been a long road to get to this point in the province, but after … [Read more...] about Here’s Why New Brunswick Has New Impaired Driving Laws
Make no mistake: ride sharing in British Columbia is something that's much-needed. While other cities like Toronto enjoy the easy access to cars and drivers the way other cities in the United States do, Vancouver and the rest of British Columbia have been left out in the cold by pushback from the … [Read more...] about Will Ride Sharing In British Columbia Ever Happen?
Earlier this year Prince Edward Island (PEI) made some amendments to their Highway Traffic Act. Those amendments put the focus on impaired driving in PEI and gave them the tools to stop these drunk drivers. Now the Queens District RCMP has come out with a strategic policing priority for the … [Read more...] about Police Put The Spotlight On Impaired Driving In PEI
Ontario has quite a few hot spots where impaired drivers seem to rule the roads. One of them is the York region, where there’s been no real slow down of drunk drivers since Marco Muzzo crashed and killed three small children and their grandfather. Beyond the York Region, Sudbury has a bad … [Read more...] about Sudbury Police Have Hands Full With Ontario Drunk Drivers
Halloween weekend is here again, and it’s time to pull out the scary masks, spooky spiders, and big bowls of candy in anticipation of ghosts and goblins coming to the door. It’s also time to brush up on a few safety tips, because Halloween impaired driving makes this coming weekend one of the … [Read more...] about Halloween Impaired Driving Makes The Holiday Even Scarier
There are a few different ways you can get an Ontario impaired driving charge. The most obvious one is driving while over the legal limit of .08 or driving while under the influence of drugs. Another way you can be charged with impaired driving is if you’re in care and control of your vehicle. … [Read more...] about An Ontario Impaired Driving Charge, Just For Moving Your Car?
The first day of fall kicks off a series of holidays that Canadians look forward to all year long. Thanksgiving is the first of those holidays, and this year LifeSafer Canada would like to send you well wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving for you and everyone you love. And if you're … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving From LifeSafer Canada
If you’ve ever been speeding down on a highway and cruised past a sign that says, “Speed Limit Enforced By Aircraft,” you may have wondered whether helicopters were overhead tracking you right at that moment or if it was all just part of the province’s plan to slow you down. Some spots in the … [Read more...] about When Police Want To Stop An Ontario Drunk Driver, They’ll Stop Them