In Ontario an impaired driving conviction will put the brakes, even if its just temporarily, on your life plans and force you to deal with the consequences of that choice. You’ll have your driver’s license suspended, be required to install an ignition interlock in your vehicle, and the fines and … [Read more...] about Need A List Of Designated Drivers In Ontario? Here’s Who To Call
There’s some good news in Saskatchewan. Drunk driving collisions are down. However, another disturbing finding means it’s not yet time to celebrate: fatal impaired driving collisions are up. SGI released its annual traffic report this week. It tracks accidents (a word that includes, though it … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving Still Saskatchewan’s Number 1 Road Killer
It’s a sad fact that doesn’t seem to change: car crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 – 25 year olds. Half of those are due to alcohol. The facts are stubborn, but MADD Canada and LCBO are determined to change things. That’s why they’re taking their 2015-2016 school assembly program on … [Read more...] about MADD Canada and LCBO Bring Sober Driving Message to Ontario Schools
Avoid cannabis: that’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a recent survey in British Columbia. More than a thousand B.C. drivers were questioned in emergency rooms about their recreational drug habits. Not surprisingly, alcohol topped the list of drugs used by injured drivers. What was … [Read more...] about Marijuana a Close Second to Alcohol in Causing B.C. Crashes
We all have a visual image of a drunk driver: someone weaving wildly on the highway, drifting into the oncoming traffic lane, tires screeching. In fact, drunk driving doesn’t always look like this. Alcohol affects all of one’s senses and faculties, and can result in a variety of different types … [Read more...] about 6 Scary Things That Prove You’re Not Okay to Drink and Drive
Can you imagine if there were no laws governing the consumption of alcohol? It doesn’t matter if someone is drinking spirits, beer, or wine, any and all types of alcohol have the potential to have serious effects on the person drinking, and that’s why the Province of Ontario is committed to always … [Read more...] about Ontario Committed To Promoting Safe Alcohol Consumption
When you’ve received an impaired driving conviction in Ontario, one of the penalties you’ll be given is an ignition interlock program. Although the Criminal Code of Canada requires any impaired driving offender to receive a mandatory 12 month driver’s license suspension, an ignition interlock will … [Read more...] about Just The Facts: Ontario’s Ignition Interlock Program
Most research studies on the use of alcohol have said that it’s safe in moderation. The problem begins when you binge drink, or you drink alcohol in situations where you really shouldn’t drink at all. What are those situations? The Canada Centre on Substance Abuse has published a guideline for … [Read more...] about Your Guide To Drinking Alcohol Safely
Life can be stressful after you’ve received an impaired driving conviction in Ontario. Once you’ve had your court date and you’ve got a better idea of the penalties you’ve incurred for driving under the influence, you’ll probably be wondering how long it will be before you’ll be able to drive … [Read more...] about Have You Heard Of The Reduced Suspension With Ignition Interlock Conduct Review Program?
A bit of surprising news came out of the latest impaired driving numbers just released by the Prince Edward Island RCMP. The police tallied drunk driving arrests and sorted them by age and sex for each county. Numbers were similar in Kings and Queens counties, but in Kings County, more older … [Read more...] about Of Kings and Queens and DUI Offenders:
Two Counties, Two Age Profiles in P.E.I.
We'll save you the suspense: the answer is drivers over 65, who are less likely to speed, phone, and text while driving. Not surprisingly, the group that is most likely to do these things - and hence, the Most Unsafe Drivers in Canada - are in the 18-34 range (with the interesting exception of … [Read more...] about Infographic: Who Are Canada’s Safest Drivers?
Since energy drinks hit the beverage market in recent years, there’s been a hot debate on how safe they are to drink. Loaded with caffeine, on their own they can cause heart palpitations, severe headaches, and insomnia. And when they’re paired with alcohol? They can result in a state known as … [Read more...] about Wide-Awake Drunk In Canada Thanks To Energy Drinks And Alcohol
Something in Manitoba is not right. If you’re driving in that province, you are likely to encounter – let’s hope in a non-lethal way – a driver texting away on his or her smartphone. The Canadian Automobile Association has published the results of its fourth annual survey. Virtually all of the 7,000 … [Read more...] about Will Stiff Fines Help Manitoba Get the Message
Not to Drive While Distracted?
It appears not all birthdays are happy in Canada. The journal Addiction published a study last month which reveals a sad habit among young people in Ontario: binge drinking on one’s birthday, sometimes serious enough to land celebrants in the hospital. The study employed a simple methodology: … [Read more...] about Birthday Binge Drinking a Problem In Ontario
Anyone who grew up in the 70’s, 80’s, and even 90’s in Canada will tell you that getting a drivers license was easy. You took a quick learner’s test at age 14 or 15, did a road test with an instructor from the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and viola, you have a license. Times have … [Read more...] about Get The 411 On Graduated Licensing