How many driving laws can you break at one time? A man in Ontario seems to have been trying to establish a record – and perhaps he did – when he was arrested near Ignace recently. Police received reports of a vehicle passing unsafely and speeding. After finding that the car was stolen, officers … [Read more...] about 12 Charges Against Man Stealing Car Without Ignition Interlock
A recent and horrific bus crash in Humboldt has people wondering why so m any people die on Saskatchewan’s roads. On the search for causes, news reporters are digging into Transport Canada’s statistics and revealing some distressing numbers: Saskatchewan road fatalities are the highest in … [Read more...] about What’s Really Causing Saskatechewan’s High Road Death Rate?
We’re all lucky to be alive. Some of us press that luck, and few press it more than impaired drivers. Milton, Ontario was the scene of a major incident of luck-pressing recently. A driver smashed into a light pole, knocking it down. The pole caved in a massive area of the car, rendering it a … [Read more...] about Ontario Drunk Crash Driver “Lucky to Be Alive”
Most of the efforts against drunk driving centre around the death and injury that it causes. In Canada, that’s considerable. In fact, the percentage of road fatalities in Canada which are alcohol-related is the highest among the developed countries of the world. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control … [Read more...] about Impaired Driver Destroys Fast-Food Restaurant
A driver needs his or her eyes open every moment. That’s why sleeping at the wheel, even while stopped at an intersection, is frowned upon. Recently a driver in Puslinch, Ontario tried to catch 40 winks at a stoplight and ended up in handcuffs. Alcohol was a factor, of course. Police responded to … [Read more...] about In Ontario, When You Snooze (At the Wheel) You Lose
With legalization of cannabis imminent in Canada, impaired driving is on a lot of people’s minds. While legalization might not bring about an epidemic of stoned driving, there’s a good possibility that police will be arresting more impaired drivers once legalization day rolls around. And Alberta … [Read more...] about Alberta’s Beefed-Up Impaired Driving Laws Launch Monday
There are reasons you might get stuck driving a car through a tunnel not meant for cars. The tunnel might be poorly marked, for instance. But the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel in Toronto is marked up the wazoo, with flashing red lights, multiple signs, rumble strips, and bollards, but still people … [Read more...] about Impaired Driver Gets Stuck in Streetcar Tunnel. Because Why Not?
Police have ways of detecting impaired drivers. Some of these we all know, and some others we should learn. A motorist in Lakeshore just learned that obsessive tailgating is one of them. The motorist, who was driving on Highway 401 called the police and complained that a driver was tailgating the … [Read more...] about What Does Tailgating in Ontario Get You? A DUI Charge, Sometimes.
When you make an alcoholic drink that’s designed for kids, you’re treading on very shaky moral ground. After a 14-year-old girl died, the Québec-based company Groupe Geloso said it would no longer produce the caffeine-alcohol drink. The drink was never explicitly targeted for teens, but the … [Read more...] about Drink Maker Does the Right Thing, Axes Caffeine-Alcohol Brew.
Sometimes the best saints are indeed reformed sinners. In particular, the best advocates for sober driving are those who have been caught, punished, and have come to realize the dangers of what they did. Don McMorris, a Saskatchewan legislator who was arrested for drunk driving last August, has … [Read more...] about How to Wipe Out Drunk Driving? Ask a Legislator & Former DUI Driver.
It's the sight no driver wants to see: a car speeding towards you on the wrong side of the road. Rafael Martinez saw it a few days ago on Stoney Trail in Calgary, and his dashcam filmed it. Fortunately he had the presence of mind to veer to the right and lessen the impact of the collision. Still, … [Read more...] about Video: Wrong-Way Collision in Calgary is Scary Stuff
There are drunks who really think they're okay to drive, and perhaps some who don't care and drive anyway. But sometimes you find a drunk who knows he can't drive, and doesn't. And he gets arrested anyway. Welcome to the world of Care and Control. A Sudbury man was found unconscious at the wheel … [Read more...] about He Had the Best Intentions, But It’s Still an Ontario DUI
There are few things more terrifying on the road than the sight of a car coming at you in your lane. You’re often trapped, forced either to stop or veer off to avoid a collision. Other drivers can be as scared as you, and no one knows what move to make. Now, imagine a person driving that way for … [Read more...] about Drive The Wrong Way on a Highway for 18 km? She Did.
One of the reasons that drunk driving is such a persistent crime is that it’s rarely taken seriously enough by witnesses. Too many people back down when confronted with a friend who insists he or she is “okay to drive.” There are exceptions, and they can be dramatic. Recently police in Saskatoon … [Read more...] about Would You Report Your Own Son for Drunk Driving? This Man Did.
One of the constants in the Canadian winter is snow, and the need to plow it. That’s one of the reasons that St. John’s, Newfoundland has enacted a late night parking ban on some downtown streets. But according to CBC News, at least one resident is not sure that’s a good idea: less overnight parking … [Read more...] about Will St. John’s Parking Ban Really Mean More Drunk Drivers?
Any drunk driver in the York Region of Ontario would know that, to avoid arrest, they need to keep their eyes on the road and be on constant alert for police. Police do sit on the sides of busy roadways or drive in traffic to catch people under the influence. But did you know those same police also … [Read more...] about York Helicopter Unit Flies High To Catch An Ontario Impaired Driver
There is a lot of anxiety over the impending legalization of marijuana in Canada. People in some provinces have expressed concern that the country will become a freewheeling cannabis culture, or that legalization may mean an increase of impaired drivers on the roads. Another question that’s been … [Read more...] about Legalization Of Marijuana Is Coming: Will Booze Drinkers Switch?
There is a common misconception about drunk driving crashes that’s been hard to dispel: the idea that the ones who die in a crash are usually the drunk drivers themselves. According to Ontario impaired driving statistics, that’s just not true. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released new … [Read more...] about OPD: Drunk Drivers Aren’t The Only Victims in DUI Crashes
When your province has a severe drunk driving problem, you make changes. That’s why lawmakers changed impaired driving laws in Saskatchewan. Although it’s only been a few months since the most recent changes, the province is starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Recently released data … [Read more...] about Regina Is Seeing Changes Thanks To Impaired Driving Laws In Saskatchewan
In many cases, Ontario drunk driving crashes aren’t simple fender benders. Because these crashes tend to happen at high speeds and are caused by someone who’s drunk, they are violent, metal-twisting crashes that leave the people involved severely injured or dead. One Barrie, Ontario drunk driving … [Read more...] about After Ontario Drunk Driving Crash, He Switched Seats With Dying Passenger
The families of drunk driving victims often have the loudest voices in the fight against Canadian drunk driving. They’ve lived through the tragedy of losing someone to such a senseless crime, and they know what other families will have to go through if they lose someone to drunk driving … [Read more...] about Family Of Drunk Driving Victim Wants A Say In Canadian Drunk Driving Law
If you’ve ever driven after a few drinks, take note: the Halton Region isn’t where you’d want to be arrested for impaired driving in Ontario. Although every region in the province is in the midst of an impaired driving crackdown, the Halton Region is trying something new that drunk drivers aren’t … [Read more...] about Arrests For Impaired Driving In Ontario May Come With Dose Of Humiliation
It’s no secret that Saskatchewan has one of the worst drunk driving problems in the entire country. Saskatchewan police have seen it all, but one Saskatchewan drunk driver managed to shock a long-time police officer after he was stopped on suspicion of impaired driving early one Wednesday … [Read more...] about Four Times Over Limit, Saskatchewan Drunk Driver Drove Kids To School
There aren’t many Ontario drunk driving cases that have received the attention Marco Muzzo’s case has. He was convicted of four counts of drunk driving causing death after drove impaired from the airport, ran a red light, and crashed into a family’s minivan. The crash killed three small children and … [Read more...] about This Ontario Drunk Driving Case Doesn’t Feel Like Justice Served
Not every arrest for drunk driving in Canada was because someone got drunk and drove a truck, car, or van. Some Canadian impaired driving charges are the result of someone driving a vehicle they might not consider a ‘motor vehicle’ at all. Ride on lawnmowers, ebikes, tractors, and boats all fall … [Read more...] about Drunk Canoeing Stays As Part Of Canadian Impaired Driving Law
The possibility that marijuana will be legalized in Canada has stirred up a lot of different emotions in a lot of different people. Some are concerned that the streets will be clogged with pot smokers, while others are worried about an even more dangerous outcome: the roads will be clogged with … [Read more...] about What About Drugged Drivers? Zero Tolerance May Be The Future
Very few people in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will be able to forget about the drunk driving crash that claimed the lives of the Van de Vorst family. Parents Jordan and Chandra and their children Kamryn and Miguire were driving home on January 3rd, 2016 when Catherine McKay crashed into their vehicle … [Read more...] about Saskatoon Memorial Unveiled For Family Killed In Drunk Driving Crash
The York Region of Ontario doesn’t have to just worry about drunk drivers in cars, trucks, and minivans; they also have to worry about a person driving impaired in a school bus with their children on board, and that’s the scariest drunk driver of all. With 20 students on board, a school bus … [Read more...] about Driving Impaired In A School Bus: The Worst Idea of All
With zero tolerance laws in Canada, teens know they shouldn’t get behind the wheel after even one glass of alcohol. But knowing that hasn't stopped them from doing that, because teen drunk driving arrests have maintained a steady pace over the past few years. One 18-year-old in Morden, Manitoba … [Read more...] about Zero Tolerance Doesn’t Always Stop Teen Drunk Driving
One of the biggest challenges police and law enforcement face when stopping impaired drivers in Saskatchewan is the mentality people have about drunk driving. Saskatchewan people just don’t seem to understand that drinking any amount of alcohol and getting behind the wheel can be deadly. This is … [Read more...] about Will Being A Good Wingman Stop Impaired Drivers In Saskatchewan?