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
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’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?
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 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
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
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
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
If you were someone who passed and enforced Canadian drunk driving laws, you’d probably cringe a little when Statistics Canada released their latest police-reported crime statistics. Every year they compile the statistics for the year before, and it’s eye-opening for provinces who have serious … [Read more...] about Canadian Drunk Driving Laws Are Working In Alberta
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
There is no one “type” of person who is arrested for impaired driving. Anyone from any walk of life can make the choice to drink and then get behind the wheel. For their part, police will arrest anyone who violates impaired driving laws, even if that person is also a fellow police officer. That’s … [Read more...] about Arrested For Impaired Driving, Police Officer Tries To Get Out Of It
High tech robots are becoming pretty common in the world today. We have robots to clean our floors, wash our windows, and perform many other daily tasks. Every year there’s something new in the world of robotics, and this year one company has put the focus on a driving simulator that shows what’s … [Read more...] about Roadbot Shows What It’s Like To Drive Drunk In Alberta
If your kids take the school bus to school every day, you trust that driver to get them from your home to school and back safely. You look at that school bus driver as an extension of your school, so you’d never think that a bus driver would make the choice to drive impaired and crash with your … [Read more...] about She Made The Choice To Drive Impaired In A School Bus
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
It’s a fact: drunk drivers crash vehicles, and when they do it often happens that an innocent person somewhere, someone who woke up that morning with no intention of ever getting behind the wheel of a car drunk, will become a victim of drunk driving. Those victims will either go on to live with … [Read more...] about For Victims Of Drunk Driving, The Punishment Doesn’t Change The Crime
On its own, a glass of alcohol is innocent enough, and because it’s legal most people wouldn’t think twice about having a drink at home or with friends. But it doesn’t take much more than a few glasses of alcohol to impaired your judgement, and when you combine any kind of booze with a motor … [Read more...] about Alberta Drunk Driving Crash Shows The Power Of Alcohol At Work
You’ve all heard the phrase “Don’t drink and drive,” but have you ever wondered if the same warning applies to drinking and flying? If a pilot in Calgary is any indication, there’s a lot of reason to be concerned about drunk pilots having care and control of aircraft in Canada. Sunwing, a company … [Read more...] about Looking For Sun And Fun But Your Pilot Is Charged With Care And Control?
Edmonton, you’ve got some explaining to do. After a recent poll by Mainstreet/Postmedia, it was found that twenty percent of Edmontonians would make the decision to drink and drive if they thought it was only for a short distance. Not only that, but data from the very same poll showed that nine … [Read more...] about Sounds Like Edmontonians Decide To Drink And Drive – A Lot
Alberta disappointed us this week. Or at least, 1 in 5 Albertans did. They’re the ones who responded to a poll by saying that they would consider driving under the influence of alcohol, provided it was only for a short distance on quiet roads. The poll was conducted by the public research firm … [Read more...] about One In Five Albertans Would Drive Drunk. Seriously, Alberta?
Calgary is experiencing the agonizing paradox that is well-known to those who study or try to prevent drunk driving: even when the statistics tell us that things get better, every death and injury is still a horrible event. The encouraging numbers mean little to the victims. Calgary is a case in … [Read more...] about Year by Year, Impaired Driving Improves in Calgary. Day by Day, Victims Still Suffer.
Drinking and driving claims lives every day. Although you may have just been out for a nice dinner with friends, the very act of getting behind the wheel after you’ve had a few to drink can mean your evening ends in injury or death for you or a completely innocent bystander. Restaurants who serve … [Read more...] about Original Joes Has A Reward For Not Drinking And Driving, And It’s Delicious
It must have seemed like Fright Night indeed: no less than seven impaired driving incidents were reported within two hours in Lethbridge, Alberta early Saturday morning. Nothing like this has happened in the city within living memory. The good news that no one was killed, or even seriously … [Read more...] about 7 Impaired Driving Incidents in 2 Hours – A Lethbridge Record
When a police officer’s lights are flashing in your rear window and you’ve been drinking and driving, what do you do? Some people will panic and hit the gas pedal to try to evade the police and a drunk driving charge, while most will pull over immediately and accept their fate. Another tactic … [Read more...] about A switcheroo won’t help you avoid a drunk driving charge
There’s a reason why a wide array of vehicles seems to be involved in drunk driving arrests. Once your judgment is impaired by alcohol, you’re likely to be less choosy about what type of conveyance you jump in. In the past we’ve covered DUIs that involve a: Backhoe Bulldozer Tractor … [Read more...] about Drunk Driver Steals Carpet Cleaning Van: Criminal Charges Pile Up.
Having a Smart Car doesn’t make you smart, apparently. A 25-year-old man was arrested in Winnipeg for speeding in a Smart Car through a campground while drunk. Worse, when campers confronted the driver about his reckless behaviour, he swore at them. The presence of a Smart Car is an excuse to … [Read more...] about Smart Car, Dumb Move: DUI Race Through Manitoba Campground
Drunk drivers are often out of place on the road. Sometimes they’re in the opposing lane, or over the curb. Some, though, are really out of place. Recently RCMP picked up a man on Highway 1A, west of Calgary for drunk driving. He was comparatively easy to spot: the road had been closed off for … [Read more...] about Calgary Drunk Driver Arrested For Not Being a Bicyclist
It started when James Williams changed his mind. He was driving in a right-turn-only lane in Lethbridge when he suddenly decided that a right turn was a bad idea. So he hopped into the left lane, cutting off the car in that lane. Dangerous driving in front of a cop car. Strike one. When the … [Read more...] about Cutting Off a Police Car. In a Stolen Car. While Drunk.
If you want to see a thousand cars in Calgary, it's easy - just drive anywhere during rush hour. But if you want to see a thousand unusual cars - exotics, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and cars that have been lowered, chopped, lifted, and stanced - then head to Show Your Ride for Brandon. This … [Read more...] about Show Your Ride – But Don’t Show Up Drunk