New Brunswick has finally jumped on board with new impaired driving laws. Scheduled take effect on November 1st, these new impaired driving laws include mandatory ignition interlocks, warn range violations, and vehicle impounding. It’s been a long road to get to this point in the province, but after … [Read more...] about Here’s Why New Brunswick Has New Impaired Driving Laws
There comes a time in every province when lawmakers decide they’ve had enough: impaired driving laws aren’t working, and they need to change. Thankfully that time has come to the East Coast, and impaired driving laws in New Brunswick are about to change this November 1st, 2017. Some of the … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving Laws In New Brunswick Are About To Change
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
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
There’s a question that every drunk driver must ask themselves after they’re stopped and arrested for drunk driving: what happens next? What will happen to their families when they can’t drive or they have to go into debt to pay off fines and fees? Even more worrisome, what will happen to the … [Read more...] about Repeat Drunk Driving Charges? You May Lose Your Job While In Jail
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
Is New Brunswick going to toughen up on impaired driving? The wave of drunk drivers may finally slow down in the province now that New Brunswick’s Public Safety Minister has shared that much tougher impaired driving penalties are on the horizon. Spring 2017 will be the light at the end of the … [Read more...] about New Brunswick Promises Tough Impaired Driving Penalties By Spring
When your kid plays hockey in Canada, you know there could be an incident or two during the course of a season that won’t make you, as his or her parent, very happy. Maybe a kid from another team started a fight on the ice and caused a serious injury, or your child wasn’t getting enough ice time so … [Read more...] about What Would You Do If Your Hockey Coach Was Caught Driving Impaired?
Lawyers fight for a living, but usually on behalf of clients. One Monckton DUI lawyer, Wendell Maxwell, has been fighting New Brunswick’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles for some time now, and on his own behalf. The registrar seized his “DUI DR” licence plates last year. Mr. Maxwell is an attorney … [Read more...] about New Brunswick Lawyer Can Keep “DUI DR” Vanity Plates
New Brunswick is about to take a big step on behalf of its citizens’ road safety. The Department of Public Safety has announced that early next year, the province will prescribe mandatory ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenses. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents a … [Read more...] about New Brunswick to Get Mandatory Ignition Interlocks Next Year
Next month New Brunswick’s provincial government will be making an important decision: whether to put into the Motor Vehicle Act an ignition interlock amendment that makes the devices mandatory for all drunk drivers. Ignition interlocks prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver has been … [Read more...] about New Brunswick Ignition Interlock Amendment Would Raise Province’s “F” Grade
The holiday season is a busy one for impaired drivers in Canada. It happens all the time: someone will spend time out with friends or at their office Christmas party and end up behind the wheel after a few drinks. After a little bit of the ‘should I drive?’ debate, they end up heading for home when … [Read more...] about New Brunswick Impaired Driving Laws Are Changing
What do you think of when you hear about a DUI licence plate? Well, last year Prince Edward Island introduced coded plates that let police know that the driver is a repeat DUI offender. But no, this is another kind of DUI license plate. A Monckton lawyer named Wendell Maxwell has personalized … [Read more...] about Can You Put “DUI” On Your Own License Plate?
Social media has given people the power to share, and that includes the power to share stories that may get the point across that impaired driving is dangerous and can have tragic consequences. That’s what the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in New Brunswick are using social media for, and … [Read more...] about Using Social Media To Fight Impaired Driving
Anyone who has ever received a report card in school knows that receiving an F grade is the worst possible outcome, because there is simply no lower grade you can receive. You can imagine how the provinces who have received an F grade on Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recent impaired driving … [Read more...] about New Brunswick Gets An F. Is the Province Heading For Ignition Interlocks?
New Brunswick is the latest province to decide that drunk driving needs to go out of fashion on its roads and streets. The Department of Safety is working on legislation to require ignition interlocks for first DUI offenders. With an ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, a vehicle won’t start if … [Read more...] about New Brunswick Public Safety Minister: We Need Ignition Interlocks
Here are 3 rules for safe driving on the Trans-Canada Highway: Don’t drive drunk Don’t try to outrun the police If you’re driving a backhoe drunk, see rule 2. Thomas Chiasson isn’t much for rules, it seems. The Alberta man was arrested last week after a police chase near Frederickton, New … [Read more...] about A Backhoe DUI in New Brunswick. Yes, We Said a Backhoe
Anywhere in Canada one who operates a vehicle including a car, truck, aircraft, snowmobile, or watercraft with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 will be guilty of the crime of impaired driving. Many areas of Canada also opt to include license suspensions and the possibility of vehicle … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving And Ignition Interlock Laws In New Brunswick
They are the heroes: the people who, one by one, have come out to help rid Canada’s highways and streets of the menace of drunk driving. Some are individuals, some groups, but they all deserve praise for doing their part: Designated drivers who volunteer to get drinkers home
Organizations that … [Read more...] about HotSpot Parking: New Brunswick’s
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New Brunswick’s Traffic Services Unit are none too happy with the increasing number of DUI arrests in their province. 523 people have been charged with impaired driving so far this year. And while that’s a slight improvement over last year, one has to consider that last year saw a 35 per cent rise … [Read more...] about Are rising DUI statistics a good thing?