Canada has many different levels of impaired driving laws; some are in place according to the Canadian Criminal Code while others work on the provincial level. Although these laws work, there’s always room for improvement, and to do that Canadian lawmakers might want to take a look at deterrent … [Read more...] about Canada’s Deterrent Programs Should All Include This Case
When you read about Canadian drunk drivers causing issues in a province, your mind generally goes to Saskatchewan or Ontario. Both of these provinces have been in the news over the past year or two for a host of tragic drunk driving crashes and, in Saskatchewan’s case, a change in impaired driving … [Read more...] about Canadian Drunk Drivers Have Been Busy In Nova Scotia
Teens know all about the dangers of drinking and driving or driving under the influence of drugs. They hear about the risks from their parents, they attend seminars about it at school, and if they missed both of those memos, they definitely hear about it on social media and other websites via public … [Read more...] about Teens Use Virtual Reality To Experience Dangers Of Drinking And Driving
Despite the best efforts of police, Ontario drunk drivers are still flooding the roads in the province. While police always keep an eye out for all drunk drivers, they’ve said they’re deeply concerned about the constant flow of impaired drivers with high blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) and repeat … [Read more...] about Ontario Drunk Drivers Think Nothing Of Four Times The Legal Limit
It can’t be easy being presented with drunk driving case after case every day, but in most situations judges in Canada manage to properly penalize drunk drivers with license suspensions, fines, and in some provinces, the possibility of an ignition interlock. Some situations presented to judges … [Read more...] about Nova Scotia Judge Handles Drunk Driving Case The Way It Should Be
Although some drunk driving offenders will learn their lesson the first time they are arrested for impaired driving, others never have the desire to stop getting behind the wheel after drinking. Case in point? A repeat offender in Nova Scotia wasn’t deterred by the fact that he went to prison for … [Read more...] about All Drunk Driving Offenders In Nova Scotia Needs Ignition Interlocks
What do you do when you’re a lawmaker living in a province with one of the worst impaired driving records in Canada? In the case of Saskatchewan you stick with what works to stop drunk drivers, and what lawmakers are banking on are Saskatchewan ignition interlocks for all offenders. If one MLA has … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan Ignition Interlocks In All Vehicles?
Some laws change because a tragic circumstance motivated someone to stand up and make a stand, while others are the result of a problem that grows to the point where it can’t be ignored anymore. What’s happened in Saskatchewan seems to be a combination of the two, and recently Saskatchewan drunk … [Read more...] about This Is Why Saskatchewan Drunk Driving Laws Changed
If you aren’t a drunk driver you might not have noticed yet, but Saskatchewan drunk driving laws have really changed over the past six months. With an updated ignition interlock law that requires an offender to use the device for a longer period of time and penalties for anyone with a blood alcohol … [Read more...] about Here’s How To Call Someone In For Saskatchewan Drunk Driving
You don’t see a lot of news articles on social host laws in Canada, and that’s because bars, nightclubs, and restaurants take special care to ensure their customers drink responsibly and find an appropriate ride home if it appears it’s needed. By taking these steps and watching over their customers, … [Read more...] about Social Host Laws In Canada Front And Center After BC Ruling
McDonalds has had its fair fair share of drunk drivers in the drive-thru windows. From people falling asleep right after they order to obviously intoxicated patrons trying to walk through instead of drive, McDonalds has seen it all, but even the most seasoned drive-thru operator would have been … [Read more...] about These Drunk Drivers Cruised Through Drive-Thru On A Sofa
No one has taken a stronger stand against drunk driving than Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and they haven’t had to fight the battle alone. They regularly join forces with law enforcement campaigns and other organizations who are just as opposed to drunk driving as they are, and Uber is the … [Read more...] about Uber And MADD Partner To Stop Drunk Driving In Canada
Drunk driving crashes are becoming so common in Saskatchewan that it’s not surprising when another one happens. But just because it happens frequently doesn’t lessen how tragic each and every one of these crashes are. A family killed on New Year’s Day near Saskatoon, a man killed while training … [Read more...] about Fatal Drunk Driving Crashes All Too Common In Saskatchewan
There are a lot of reasons why people drink and drive in Canada, but in Saskatchewan most of the reasons people cite after they’re caught are fairly similar: they live in rural areas and had no other way home, it was only a short distance so it was safe to drink and drive, or they really didn’t … [Read more...] about Why Do So Many Saskatchewan Residents Decide To Drink And Drive?
There’s no question that the bar for impaired driving sentences has been set fairly high over the past few years. There’s been several nine and ten year sentences handed down to drunk drivers in crashes in Ontario and several in Saskatchewan, and even Mothers Against Drunk Driving has agreed that … [Read more...] about Jail Time Not Deterring Drunk Drivers In Canada
Canada’s jails are full of people who “only had a couple of drinks” before driving home. Yet the breathalyzers, the sobriety tests, the blood tests all told a different story: the drivers were intoxicated and in no shape to operate a vehicle. Did the drivers get it wrong? Or did they know they … [Read more...] about You’ve Had a Drink or Two. When Can You Drive?
Police in Ontario have one simple goal when it comes to impaired driving: zero tolerance. In this case that means, however out of reach this goal may seem after the year Ontario has had, that they don’t want to see a single drunk driver on the road. There are a lot of reasons why the goal of zero … [Read more...] about Zero Tolerance For Drunk Drivers Hits A Road Block In Ontario
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
Stopping teen drunk drivers is one of those difficult issues that many provinces grapple with, and each province deals with it differently than others. In Prince Edward Island lawmakers have made the decision to crack down hard on teen drunk drivers by jumping in and changing the Highway Traffic … [Read more...] about PEI Targeting Teen Drunk Drivers With New Regulations
Boxing day is one of those days that seems to mean different things to different people. Officially the day after Christmas is a state holiday in Canada, and if you look to the U.K you’ll see that it’s traditionally a day that employers give their staff Christmas presents to celebrate the … [Read more...] about Boxing Day Is Known For More Than Just Shopping
People have been drunk driving for as long as there have been vehicles on roads, and it’s been an uphill battle to get them to stop. Because police are always looking for a new way to stop this decades-old problem, they’ve turned to new avenues like social media in an effort to reach out and get an … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving In PEI? Penalties Include Nickelback Music
It began with a public-spirited citizen who, having spotted a driver hitting a curb in Charlottetown, P.E.I., hailed a police officer. The citizen was obviously aware that slamming into a curb is one of the signs of drunk driving. The officer arrested the driver, whose name was Welsh, and brought … [Read more...] about PEI Man Arrested for Drunk Driving Falls Asleep During Interview
If you’re a police officer in Ontario, 2016 might just go down as the worst year in history for drunk driving. The drinking and driving statistics may not have reached 1980-level highs, but it was a year full of tragic crashes and constant impaired driving arrests. It’s also been a year where, after … [Read more...] about Twitter Poll About Drunk Driving Surprises Ontario Police
The phrase “like father like son” must have taken on an entirely new meaning for one family in Prince Edward Island recently. Both Dad and his boy had a court date on the exact same day and in front of the exact same judge because they both made the exact same decision to drink and drive in … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving Father And Son Appear In PEI Court Room On Same Day
In terms of harsh crack downs on impaired drivers, Saskatchewan just went to the head of the class. Not only did they toughen up their ignition interlock laws by extending the interlock program from one year to two years for anyone arrested with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .16, they’re … [Read more...] about Eyes On Every Car? The Lowdown On Automated License Plate Readers
Saskatchewan’s impaired driving record has always been dismal, but over the past year the province has entered a volatile period where drunk driving arrests and crashes have been skyrocketing. To counter this, the Saskatchewan government just stepped in to enact emergency changes to their … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan Ignition Interlock Laws Have Changed; Is Manitoba Far Behind?
We give the Bridgewater fast food worker credit. Police officers are trained to spot drunk driving when they see it. They do it by looking for the obvious signs, such as drifting into opposing lanes or hitting curbs. They're also good at spotting subtler clues, such as driving with open windows on … [Read more...] about Fast Food Worker Spots Debit Card Fumble, Snags Drunk Driver.
Saskatchewan is on the map when it comes to both alcohol consumption and drinking and driving. In much the same way that Florida is a hot spot for drunk drivers in the USA, Saskatchewan is well known for some of the most tragic drunk driving crashes in Canada. It’s also got a large population of … [Read more...] about Thanks To Drunk Driving, Saskatchewan Might Not Be The Right Place To Privatize Liquor
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
Calling in drunk drivers is a no-brainer for some people. You see someone swerving along the road, displaying the classic, tell tale signs of drunk drivers, and you pick up the phone and call 911 to report the car. The police come along not long after, and that person is arrested for drunk driving. … [Read more...] about To Call 911 Or Not To Call 911 For Drunk Drivers: That Is The Question