If it sounds like a hard resolution to keep, it shouldn't be. There are a lot of compelling reasons to make sure this is the year you stick to your guns and never choose to drink and drive again. You don’t want to crash Crashing your vehicle isn’t just a possibility when you drink and drive; it’s … [Read more...] about Make It Your New Year’s Resolution Never To Drink And Drive
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”
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.
The scariest thing about the potential legalization of marijuana is all of the unknowns associated with it. Will people walk around smoking weed in public places? Will everyone assume, despite public service announcements and new impaired driving laws, that it’s perfectly fine to drive after smoking … [Read more...] about Legalization Of Marijuana Could Create Significant Change On The Roads
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?
What happens after a drunk driving charge in Canada? It doesn’t matter what province you live in, the consequences of the morning after the night before can be harsh and long lasting. A drunk driving charge doesn’t resolve immediately When you make the decision to drink and drive and you’re … [Read more...] about That Drunk Driving Charge Can Stick With You For A Long Time
It's Christmas, and after all of the busy prep and parties, you can finally kick back, relax, and enjoy the most festive day of the entire year. This year as you're enjoying your holidays, keep in mind that it's fine to enjoy alcohol responsibly, but it's never OK to get behind the wheel and … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays from Lifesafer Canada
It’s well known that Saskatchewan has one of the worst impaired driving problems in Canada. Just look at Statistics Canada data on Saskatchewan impaired driving and you’ll see that, with 683 police-reported impaired driving cases per 100,000 people, the province has far exceeded the Canadian average … [Read more...] about Why Wouldn’t Uber Reduce Saskatchewan Impaired 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
Halloween weekend is here again, and it’s time to pull out the scary masks, spooky spiders, and big bowls of candy in anticipation of ghosts and goblins coming to the door. It’s also time to brush up on a few safety tips, because Halloween impaired driving makes this coming weekend one of the … [Read more...] about Halloween Impaired Driving Makes The Holiday Even Scarier
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
Everyone knows the old adage “Mother Knows Best,” but after reading about this Ontario drunk driving arrest in Saria, you might agree she doesn’t always provide the best example. It was just after two a.m. on a Saturday night when police came across a car with no tail lights. When it drove … [Read more...] about Mother Knows Best? Not After This Ontario Drunk Driving Arrest
If you’ve ever been speeding down on a highway and cruised past a sign that says, “Speed Limit Enforced By Aircraft,” you may have wondered whether helicopters were overhead tracking you right at that moment or if it was all just part of the province’s plan to slow you down. Some spots in the … [Read more...] about When Police Want To Stop An Ontario Drunk Driver, They’ll Stop Them
It's hard to imagine why a person would make the choice to drink and drive, but some people must believe either that they’ll never be caught or they put the blinders on when it comes to drunk driving penalties. Ontario is a good example of how severe penalties can be: if you’re convicted of drunk … [Read more...] about Yes, You Can Lose Your Job For Impaired Driving In Ontario
Like it or not, the legalization of marijuana is coming to Canada next year. Although several states have legalized the drug for recreational use, drug-impaired driving is definitely not legal and you will be arrested if you’re caught driving high. Because Canada has such a huge problem with … [Read more...] about No One Knows How To Test For Drug-Impaired Driving — Yet
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?
SGI is known for looking for unique ways to stop Saskatchewan drunk driving. The agency releases drunk driving public service announcements on a regular basis, and over the summer of 2017 they released a video called “Shattered Lives” and a new media campaign called “Be a good wingman.” Both have … [Read more...] about MADD Looking For Legislation, Not Ads, To Stop Saskatchewan Drunk Driving
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has made great strides in the fight against drunk driving in Canada. When they’re not creating anti-drunk driving campaigns for schools or PSAs for media release, they’re working with victims or families of drunk driving. They're also on the front lines with … [Read more...] about MADD Finds Another Way To Fight Drunk Driving In Canada
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
The news that another sports star was arrested for drunk driving in Florida isn’t surprising. Even Tiger Woods, a celebrity in the golf world, was recently arrested for DUI in Florida after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his car and had no idea where he was. But the latest sports … [Read more...] about Are You Canadian And Arrested For Drunk Driving In The USA?
There are quite a few classic signs of a drunk driver. Speeding is one of them, and that's because alcohol affects your judgement so that drunk driver may not realize or care that he or she is going that fast. Swerving all over the road is another sign, and that's because alcohol affects hand/eye … [Read more...] about Driving Slowly Is Another Sign Of a Drunk Driver
Given the time and attention being paid to the subject, it’s hard to understand why teen drunk driving is still so common in Canada. Most teens know there are zero tolerance drunk driving laws in place that mean their license would be pulled if they were stopped. Given how well they cover Canada, it … [Read more...] about Teen Drunk Driving: Why Aren’t They Getting The Message?
There’s a simple reason why impaired driving and vehicles don’t mix: when you put a vehicle that weighs over four thousand pounds in the hands of someone who’s had too much to drink, that vehicle becomes more than a method of transportation: it becomes a four-thousand-pound weapon that can kill … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving Crash Might Not Go Over Well At Pearly Gates
It’s easy to become desensitized to stories about drunk driving crashes you see on TV or read about on the news. They happen too frequently for people to be surprised when someone else makes the choice to drink and drive again, although each and every crash is unique in that someone’s loved one gets … [Read more...] about Two Drunk Driving Crashes, Same Spot, Six Years Apart
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