If you follow DUI laws in Canada, you know that the ignition interlock is an important tool in the fight against drunk driving. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents a car vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking. Courts can order interlocks to be placed on the vehicles … [Read more...] about Infographic: Canadian Ignition Interlock Laws
Thousands of people will make the choice to drink and drive in Ontario every year, and when those people are convicted of impaired driving, they will receive fines, driver’s license suspensions, and an ignition interlock device in any vehicle they drive. As part of the Reduced Suspension with … [Read more...] about Removing The Ignition Interlock Condition From Your Ontario License
Lots of people have opinions about the legal Canada BAC level. That level is .08 BAC (blood alcohol concentration), which indicates intoxication everywhere in the country. Some people are okay with it, some say it’s too high, and there are even those who say it’s too low. Those people think it’s … [Read more...] about Is Canada Ready for an .05 Blood Alcohol Limit?
A pending bill in the Senate of Canada, Bill C-46, is being held up by legislators. The bill proposes new anti-impaired driving measures, which is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada is not happy about the delay. Bill C-46: Finally Tackling Cannabis Marijuana is one of the subjects … [Read more...] about MADD Canada is Mad About Delayed Impaired Driving Law
There’s been a lot of talk lately about Alberta drunk driving laws, especially Bill 29. Bill 29 will ‘decriminalize’ impaired driving in Alberta, and by doing so will result in drunk driving offenders to be penalized more quickly than if they had to work their way through the court system. Bill … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Happy About Changes To Alberta Drunk Driving Laws
Big changes are on the way for Alberta drunk driving laws, and when they pass they will affect anyone who is arrested for drunk driving in the province. Thanks to a ruling from the Alberta Court of Appeal last May, certain Alberta drunk driving laws were struck down. The ruling found that it was … [Read more...] about Bill 29 Will Decriminalize Alberta Drunk Driving. Is That Good?
Canadians, compared to people of other countries, are not as likely to sue over things like hot coffee spills or fender benders. That’s not to say that Canadians don’t sue at all, but they tend to wait for the insurance companies to take care of cases instead of suing an individual over something … [Read more...] about Would You Sue Over An Impaired Driving Crash?
Could there be good news in the fight against Ontario drunk driving? If a recent Mega-Ride road check is any indication, the tide of drunk drivers could actually be slowing in Ontario. This is the season for impaired driving checkpoints on Ontario roads. Police kicked off the their annual … [Read more...] about Is There Good News In The World Of Ontario Drunk Driving?
Ottawa lawmakers have been busy lately. In the lead-up to the new year they’ve been focusing on the details of the new Canadian impaired driving bill. With marijuana legalization coming next July, they’ve released a new ad campaign to get a head start on warning Canadians about the dangers of … [Read more...] about One Canadian Impaired Driving PSA You’ll Want To Pay Attention To
Change can be hard, and one of the biggest changes to Canadian impaired driving laws will happen next year when marijuana is legalized in the country. Right now there seems to be more questions than answers as to how Canadian impaired driving laws will change and how drugged drivers will be … [Read more...] about Is Newfoundland Set To Be A Model For The Sale Of Marijuana?
It’s been 30 years since Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) began its Red Ribbon Campaign. As they spread a sea of red ribbons across the country again this year, they’ve got some thoughts on what’s currently happening with Newfoundland drunk driving laws. One of the founders of the MADD Avalon … [Read more...] about Are Newfoundland Drunk Driving Laws Changing Fast Enough?
It won’t happen in time for the busy holiday season, but drunk driving laws in Alberta could soon be changing for the better. A new bill has been proposed, and if passed people who smoke weed and drive will begin to pay the price for that choice. Bill 29 was recently introduced in Alberta’s … [Read more...] about New Bill Could Change Drunk Driving Laws In Alberta
No one should question whether or not it’s dangerous to drink and drive. It is, but it’s even more dangerous to drink and drive with your children in the vehicle. Unfortunately there seems to be more and more Saskatchewan drunk drivers who drive drunk with their kids along, and that’s prompting the … [Read more...] about Take Note Saskatchewan Drunk Drivers: Leave Your Kids Home
There comes a time in every province when lawmakers decide they’ve had enough: impaired driving laws aren’t working, and they need to change. Thankfully that time has come to the East Coast, and impaired driving laws in New Brunswick are about to change this November 1st, 2017. Some of the … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving Laws In New Brunswick Are About To Change
Stiff new Ontario driving laws have been proposed for careless driving. If they pass, anyone who injures or kills someone due to careless driving could face penalties that are even harsher than those required for drunk driving right now. The Ontario government plans on amending the Ontario … [Read more...] about Heads Up: Proposed New Ontario Driving Laws Will Be Harsh
2018 might still seem far away, but with the legalization of marijuana looming and the prospect of more impaired drivers hitting the roads next year, impaired driving laws in Canada have become the focus of intense debate. At the center of the debate is Bill C-46, a proposed piece of legislation … [Read more...] about Meanwhile In Ottawa, Impaired Driving Laws In Canada Focus Of Debate
It’s long been the rule of law on the West Coast of Canada, and provinces like British Columbia and Alberta have all seen a decrease in drunk driving arrests and drunk driving crashes since passing one, but a mandatory ignition interlock law has never been a must-have for the provinces on the far … [Read more...] about Mandatory Ignition Interlock Law Is Coming To Newfoundland
The Court of Appeal decision just made on the constitutionality of Alberta impaired driving laws was big news. And after the dust settled the province has decided that it might be time to update their laws to see what would be the most effective path to take in preventing drunk drivers. The … [Read more...] about Hey Alberta, Look To The Left To Update Your Impaired Driving Laws
It’s finally happened: another province has joined in with British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario to crack down on their drunk drivers: impaired driving laws in New Brunswick have been updated, and with the number of drunk drivers on the roads, there’s never been a better time to get serious about … [Read more...] about It’s About Time For New Impaired Driving Laws In New Brunswick
The legal blood alcohol limit in Canada is .08, and that’s the standard the country has followed since 1969 when Parliament created the “over 80” charge for impaired driving. Now, almost 50 years later, the country is mulling over the possibility of passing the much lower limit of .05. There are … [Read more...] about Will Canada Lower The Legal Blood Alcohol Limit?
Since British Columbia impaired driving laws changed to give police more authority during roadside stops, there have been numerous challenges to those laws. People have taken cases dealing with the Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) program to the courts, and there have also been numerous cases … [Read more...] about British Columbia Impaired Driving Laws Challenged Again
There’s a lot of talk about Saskatchewan’s drunk driving problem, and over the past months the province has taken steps to really crack down on their impaired drivers. But just because Saskatchewan has dominated the headlines doesn’t mean other provinces aren’t experiencing the same problem with … [Read more...] about Alberta Has A Big Problem With Alcohol And Impaired Drivers
Just as British Columbia is taking steps to amend their own impaired driving laws to plan a future crack down on drugged driving, Nova Scotia is looking to the future legalization of marijuana as an opportunity to change Nova Scotia impaired driving laws for the better. Halifax police officers … [Read more...] about Nova Scotia Impaired Driving Laws Need To Toughen Up
Anyone who lives in British Columbia or stays in the know about impaired driving laws will have heard of the controversial Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) program. Brought in back in 2010, the program allows police to screen and enforce impaired driving penalties on any driver who is driving or … [Read more...] about BC May Amend Impaired Driving Laws To Include IRP For Drugs
It’s not very often a province says it is going to crack down on drunk drivers and actually follows through on that promise in a hurry, but that’s exactly what Saskatchewan has done. After a year of tragic drunk driving crashes and escalating impaired driving offenses, lawmakers decided to toughen … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving Offenses Still On The Upswing In Saskatchewan
How tough is too tough when it comes to impaired driving in Alberta? If you ask Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), they'll tell you that being tough doesn't work. MADD weighed in after the Alberta Court of Appeal took the step of striking down a section of Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act. The … [Read more...] about Deterrents, Not Punishments, Will Stop Impaired Driving In Alberta
A few years ago it was British Columbia heading to the Supreme Court for their new and controversial drunk driving laws, and now it’s the Alberta impaired driving laws that are under scrutiny. Although British Columbia won their challenge and fought successfully for the right to utilize Mandatory … [Read more...] about Alberta Impaired Driving Laws Under Microscope
The only thing certain in life is change, and in many situations it’s good to make a change. But if you asked opponents to the possible changes to impaired driving laws in Canada, they’d tell you that some changes might be a bit too drastic for the public to accept. As soon as the new impaired … [Read more...] about Challenges Already Stemming From Impaired Driving Laws In Canada
Could Canada be on track to having the strongest impaired driving laws in the world? If new legislation passes allowing police to ask you to submit to a breathalyzer just based on suspicion, Canada could go from its middle position straight to the top when it comes to cracking down on drunk … [Read more...] about Canada May Soon Have Some Of The World’s Strongest Impaired Driving Laws
New Brunswick’s been talking about a mandatory ignition interlock law for awhile, and although they’ve passed a law making it a requirement for all offenders to install an ignition interlock, the program isn’t up and running yet. While the ignition interlock program is taking time to set up, New … [Read more...] about New Brunswick Still Waiting For Its Ignition Interlock Laws To Kick In