If you’re required to get an ignition interlock on your car, you might be nervous. That goes double if your car is an especially prized possession – as many are. So it’s understandable that you’d be concerned about someone installing an electrical device in it, especially a device which has the … [Read more...] about Will an Ignition Interlock Damage My Car’s Electrical System?
Some drivers worry about having an ignition interlock installed on their vehicle because they've heard that their car might refuse to start, stranding them at home or work. This condition is called lockout, and while it does happen, at LifeSafer of Canada we want you to know it is preventable - as … [Read more...] about What is an Ignition Interlock Lockout?
If you follow DUI laws in Canada, you know that the ignition interlock is an important tool in the fight against drunk driving. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents a car vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking. Courts can order interlocks to be placed on the vehicles … [Read more...] about Infographic: Canadian Ignition Interlock Laws
How many driving laws can you break at one time? A man in Ontario seems to have been trying to establish a record – and perhaps he did – when he was arrested near Ignace recently. Police received reports of a vehicle passing unsafely and speeding. After finding that the car was stolen, officers … [Read more...] about 12 Charges Against Man Stealing Car Without Ignition Interlock
Sometimes the best saints are indeed reformed sinners. In particular, the best advocates for sober driving are those who have been caught, punished, and have come to realize the dangers of what they did. Don McMorris, a Saskatchewan legislator who was arrested for drunk driving last August, has … [Read more...] about How to Wipe Out Drunk Driving? Ask a Legislator & Former DUI Driver.
The Canadian summer never seems to last long enough, and it's hard to believe that Labor Day is upon us once again. LifeSafer Canada would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy Labor Day, and if you're driving, may your trip be a safe one. … [Read more...] about Happy Labor Day From LifeSafer Canada
Anyone who causes a drunk driving crash and ends up in jail should be pretty shaken up by the experience, especially if you’re someone who’s never been in trouble with police before. At the very least you’d expect someone who's killed someone because of drunk driving to make some life changes and … [Read more...] about After Drunk Driving Crash, Ignition Interlock Should Be Bail Condition
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
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
Residents of the York region in Ontario: you’ve got some explaining to do. After almost two years of impaired driving crashes and more impaired driving arrests than police can keep up with, eleven people were charged with impaired driving over a period of three days. Clearly things aren’t getting … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving Arrests Aren’t Slowing Down In The York Region
New Brunswick’s been talking about a mandatory ignition interlock law for awhile, and although they’ve passed a law making it a requirement for all offenders to install an ignition interlock, the program isn’t up and running yet. While the ignition interlock program is taking time to set up, New … [Read more...] about New Brunswick Still Waiting For Its Ignition Interlock Laws To Kick In
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
Ontario impaired drivers have given Ontario police a difficult time over the past year. Despite public service announcements, anti-drunk driving campaigns, and tragic crashes in different parts of Ontario, the number of impaired drivers on the roads hasn’t decreased the way they've wanted it … [Read more...] about Police Really Have Seen It All When It Comes To Ontario Impaired Drivers
The jury is still out on whether the new Saskatchewan impaired driving laws will turn the province's drunk driving record around, but some cities aren’t waiting around to find out. After only a month of the new regulations, Estevan, a city in Northern Saskatchewan, is pulling out a few stops of … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving In Estevan? Police Want To Keep Your Car For Good
A US study is making waves in the world of drunk driving, and the information that’s come out of it could be of good use to the Atlantic provinces as they change their drunk driving laws to include mandatory ignition interlocks. The American Journal of Preventative Medicine recently released a … [Read more...] about US Study On Ignition Interlocks Matters For Canada Too
It’s traditional in December to take a look back at the year's highs and lows. That’s what the powers that be at Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) must be doing right now, and after the October the province just had, they are probably extremely thankful they stepped in and passed emergency … [Read more...] about All They Want For Christmas Is a Saskatchewan Ignition Interlock Law
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
Impaired drivers make a lot of bad decisions, the first of which is thinking it's fine to get behind the wheel of a car after they’ve had a few drinks. But the bad decisions don’t stop there, and as one man from Etobicoke, Ontario demonstrated recently, being drunk can make you do things that would … [Read more...] about How To Get Caught Impaired Driving: Ask Police For Directions
Why do so many drunk drivers continue to get behind the wheel time and time again? If they have an ignition interlock in their vehicle, why do they try to get someone to blow into it to start their car for them? Although there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to these questions, the long and short of … [Read more...] about An Ignition Interlock Is The Only Way To Stop A Drunk And Determined Driver
By now, almost everyone has heard of ignition interlocks. Thanks to anti-drunk driving groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and lawmakers who support them, ignition interlocks have become one of the best tools the country can use to stop drunk drivers. How do ignition interlocks … [Read more...] about What You Need To Know About Ignition Interlocks In Canada
Saskatchewan has made headlines this past year for all the wrong reasons. The province with one of the worst impaired driving records in the entire country has recorded drunk driving crash after crash. Thankfully local lawmakers have stood up and noticed, because they’ve passed emergency legislation … [Read more...] about New Impaired Driving And Ignition Interlock Laws Coming To Saskatchewan
It doesn’t matter if you’re a mother of three or a politician in provincial legislature: when someone drinks, drives, and gets caught, that person is going to endure the drunk driving penalty process just like everyone else. From driver’s license suspensions to steep fines running thousands of … [Read more...] about Jail time Vs Ignition Interlock: Which Is Better For Everyone?
Every once in awhile a drunk driving story hits the news that's so strange, you almost can’t believe someone would actually put themselves in that situation. Take the case of two people in Dauphin, Manitoba for example. They've both been charged with impaired driving, and that in itself isn’t a … [Read more...] about Two Drunk Drivers Crash In Same car = Crazy Drunk Driving Story
It’s back to school time again and although most parents will rejoice at the thought of kids back in class, for parents of university age teens, it can be the start of a time of great stress. It happens within a blink of an eye too: your child grows up right before your eyes and before you know … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlock Your Teen Before They Go Back To School
It's easy to think of your ignition interlock as a nag, a big brother who’s always watching and waiting for you to make a mistake. But that’s not the right way to look at the device. An ignition interlock isn’t watching you. It’s watching out for you. The device’s only purpose is to see that you … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Your Ignition Interlock Shows It’s On Your Side
Impaired driving garners stiff penalties in Quebec. You’re responsible under both the Canadian Criminal Code, which applies to every province, and Quebec’s own Highway Safety Code. You can receive a charge under the Criminal Code for Quebec impaired driving under the following conditions: A … [Read more...] about Quebec Impaired Driving And Ignition Interlock Law
If you looked at a map of impaired driving records of Canadians from coast to coast, you’d see that a lot of these drivers live in the central provinces. Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba all have serious impaired driving issues, and because of that, Saskatchewan and Alberta both changed their … [Read more...] about What You Need To Know About The Alberta Ignition Interlock Program
The Ontario RIDE program (reduce impaired driving everywhere) makes the most of the busy months by hitting the roads in search of drunk drivers. They don’t just set up a standard road checkpoint during times you’d suspect. They also pop up in random locations and at all hours of the night and early … [Read more...] about Why Was a Three-Time Offender Driving Without an Ignition Interlock?
It was long over due when the Saskatchewan ignition interlock program became mandatory in June of 2014. With one of the worst impaired driving records in the entire country, this is a province that needed a concrete way to stop drunk drivers from making the choice to drive drunk again. In … [Read more...] about A Look At The Saskatchewan Ignition Interlock Program