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
You see a lot of interesting things in Prince Edward Island. It’s home to Province House, the birthplace of Canada, and you can pop in to see the famous Anne of Green Gables house if you’re interested in Canadian literature. But what you might not expect to see during your sightseeing in PEI is … [Read more...] about Impaired Tractor Driver Says Goodbye To Tractor For 30 Days
There are a lot of things you can refuse to do in life, but if you do, there are consequences. You can refuse to go to work in the morning, but you might get fired if you do. You can also refuse to go to the doctor when you’re sick, but you could get even sicker if you pass on that visit. But … [Read more...] about What’s The Worst That Could Happen If You Refuse The Breathalyzer?
When you have an ignition interlock installed in your vehicle, you should be told that the only cure for the effects of alcohol is time. Food, coffee, cold showers and fresh air won’t help anyone sober up. Only time can remove alcohol from the system. If you’ve been drinking, wait a certain number … [Read more...] about Why Did I Fail My Ignition Interlock Breath Test This Morning — After Drinking Last Night?
It’s a sad fact that teen drivers are more likely to be die in auto crashes than any other way. Parents try to minimize the risk by signing their teens up for safe driving classes and having open conversations with their teen about the dangers of drinking and driving. But every year, thousands of … [Read more...] about All You Need To Stop Your Teen From Drinking And Driving Is An Ignition Interlock
Is it possible to cause 3 traffic crashes within 5 minutes? It is if you’re driving drunk and don’t want to stick around to wait for the police to show up. According to Waterloo police, a suspected impaired driver caused a collision at 4:30 pm on a Sunday and then left the scene. Moments later, … [Read more...] about 3 Alcohol-Related Crashes Within 5 minutes?
Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada, with a population of approximately 145,000. But despite it being much smaller than all other provinces, it has an impaired driving arrest record that’s impressive. Statistics show that the police on Prince Edward Island (PEI) arrest twice as … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving And Ignition Interlock Laws In Prince Edward Island
Twitter has become one of the best sources for instant news over the past few years, so it’s no surprise that people are starting to use the micro-blogging site for a variety of different updates. But one of the updates Twitter users are posting has police in Ontario concerned, and that’s because … [Read more...] about Tweeting Out Spot Checks? Not A Good Idea
Taking a breathalyzer test is pretty simple – you just blow into the device at the instruction of the police officer and submit your breath sample. But positive breathalyzer readings come with a variety of penalties, from temporary license restrictions and vehicle seizures for those who blow between … [Read more...] about Will Burping Affect Your Breathalyzer Results?
Weekend nights during the holidays are the busiest times of the year for RCMP in Canada, and this holiday season is no exception, especially in Saskatchewan. The province has one of the worst impaired driving records in the entire country, and that’s why RCMP officers have put Operation Overdrive in … [Read more...] about Operation Overdrive Stopping Impaired Drivers
Almost every one has their roster of Christmas movies and TV shows they must watch every year. There is Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and Miracle on 34th street, but out of all of the Christmas movies, A Christmas Story ranks high on people’s list of favourites. Out of all of … [Read more...] about Check Out This Christmas Drunk Driving PSA From MADD
166 impaired drivers arrested in a single day? It may sound far-fetched, but that’s exactly what happened in Alberta recently, and all it took was a one-day check-stop blitz on the part of the RCMP. Because the holidays are a busy time for drinking drivers, Alberta RCMP set up check-stops across … [Read more...] about Alberta RCMP Arrest 166 Impaired Drivers In a Single Day
In all of the excitement of Christmas, it’s easy to forget how some people find this time of year painful. Those who have lost someone due to impaired driving find the holidays especially difficult, and there are reminders wherever they look. When they decorate the tree, when they open presents, and … [Read more...] about Edmonton Mom’s Op-Ed Reveals The Pain Of Impaired Driving
Road safety is the name of the game in Canada, and if the increasing use of ignition interlock devices is any indication, provinces are working hard to get to a point where crashes caused by impaired drivers are a thing of the past. Take Ontario impaired driving laws for example – ignition … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlock Use Sweeping Canada
In Canada, the fight against drunk driving has been going on for decades. Although there were provincial anti-drinking and driving groups in the early 1980’s, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada was formed in 1989 with the goal of supporting victims and educating the public on the dangers of … [Read more...] about MADD’s Classic Glasses PSA Gets Rewound
Have you ever heard of the ‘warn range?’ The warn range is a relatively new addition to provincial impaired driving laws in British Columbia and Ontario, but it’s something a lot of Canadians are starting to talk about. Impaired driving laws have been revamped in recent years, and they’ve added a … [Read more...] about Time To Get Smart About The Warn Range
There’s a reason why drunk driving crashes are called crashes and not accidents. An accident is something that happens by chance, while a drunk driving crash is an event that’s occurred because someone made the deliberate choice to drink and drive. Provinces all over Canada are recognizing this and … [Read more...] about A Good Lesson For Canadians – Winnipeg Impaired Driver Gets 5 Years In Jail
British Columbia impaired driving laws have been a topic of hot debate over the past few years. When the province decided to crack down on drunk drivers, they pulled out all the stops – immediate license suspensions, vehicle towing, and interlock devices for drunk drivers who fail the breathalyzer … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Of Canada To Hear Two British Columbia Impaired Driving Cases
British Columbia has changed their impaired driving laws for the better in the past few years, adding immediate license suspensions, vehicle impounding, and ignition interlock devices for people who decide to drink and drive. What’s up next for the Province of BC? Some crazy liquor laws are on the … [Read more...] about Crazy Liquor Laws Are Changing In British Columbia
Most people think if they only have a drink or two they’ll stay under the legal limit and be OK to drive. After all, the legal limit is .08 all across Canada, so as long as you don’t blow .08 on a breathalyzer, there’s no problem, right? Wrong. Buzzed driving is just as dangerous as driving over … [Read more...] about A Great PSA Reminder That Buzzed Driving Is Still Drunk Driving
The Territories of Canada are located far up north, and although the landscape you’ll see when you visit is ranked as some of the most beautiful in Canada, it’s very sparsely populated. Although the population is low compared to other provinces in Canada, Yukon has one of the worst impaired driving … [Read more...] about Yukon Impaired Driving And Ignition Interlock Laws
Receiving an impaired driving charge in Canada is bad enough, but when you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol, things can go from bad to worse in a heartbeat. That’s what a Conception Bay, Newfoundland man found out recently when he was arrested for drunk driving. After he was taken to … [Read more...] about Crazy Things People Do When Arrested For Impaired Driving
If you look around on the street right now, you’ll see the Christmas season unfolding around you. There are garlands on the street posts, boughs of holly in the malls, and twinkling lights everywhere you look. But the lapels of the people passing by you might have a different theme, and if you see a … [Read more...] about MADD’s Project Red Ribbon Reminds Us Of The Consequences Of Impaired Driving
Every day, thousands of people get behind the wheel after drinking. Old, young, men, women, celebrities or sports players – it doesn’t matter who they are or where they live, people are still making the choice to drink and drive. That’s why government agencies around the world have reached out via … [Read more...] about Star Wars PSA Reminds Us Why Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink And Drive
Alcohol has a way of helping you make bad choices, and picking up your keys and getting behind the wheel is a really bad idea after a night of drinking. Drinking and driving is a snap decision with long-term, far-reaching consequences. Take the ignition interlock penalty for impaired driving as … [Read more...] about Are You Required To Inform Your Employer About Your Ignition Interlock?
10 people in 5 years – that’s how many have been killed due to impaired driving crashes on north-eastern Ontario highways. Despite tough penalties for impaired driving including jail time, loss of driver’s license, fines, and ignition interlock installation, people are still choosing to get behind … [Read more...] about Impaired Drivers Are Entitled Drivers? Police In Ontario Think So
When you’re 16, life seems like it could never end. Teens want to drive faster, stay out later, and try new things, all because they have a sense of invincibility. But if that sense of invincibility includes getting behind the wheel after drinking or doing drugs, your teen could be in for some real … [Read more...] about Teen Drunk Driving Myths Have More Parents Considering A Car Breathalyzer
Imagine driving down a dark highway at night and seeing taillights swerving in the distance. You might think the driver could be having trouble with their car, so you get a little closer to try to figure out what’s going on. When you pull up in a lane next to the driver, you can immediately tell … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlock Devices Stop Drunk Drivers In Their Tracks
We’ve all experienced what it’s like to be stopped at a roadside checkpoint. One minute you’re driving down a road or along the highway and the next you see lights flashing in the distance and cars slowed down. If you haven’t been drinking and driving, a roadblock is still enough to make you feel a … [Read more...] about PEI Gets Aggressive About Impaired Driving With Ignition Interlocks, And It’s Working
Over the past two years, the Province of Alberta has gotten serious about stopping drinking drivers. With new laws put into place and the use of ignition interlock devices as of July 1st, 2012, they reduced the amount of alcohol-related fatalities by 46% between July until December of that … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlock And Impaired Driving Laws In Alberta