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Alcohol / Drugs - Impaired Driving

“Impaired driving means operating a motor vehicle while your ability to drive is impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of both” – Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, 2014


 

What can it cost you and others?



Legally what happens?

  • Every year in Ontario, there are about 13,000 impaired driving convictions (MTO)

 

Choose a Safe Alternative

You
have the power to minimize your risk. Never drive while under the influence of alcohol or other substances and never be a passenger in a car with a driver who has been drinking or is impaired from another substance such as cannabis (pot).  Your life is too important to take these risks. Here are some alternative ideas to driving impaired or to letting someone who is impaired drive you anywhere:

Getting into a vehicle with an impaired driver, or getting behind the wheel after you have been taking drugs or drinking is not safe!  There are always safer alternatives that will reduce the risk of injury to you and others – make the safer choice!



Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana is Illegal

  • Cannabis impairs depth perception, attention span and concentration, slows reaction time, and decreases muscle strength and hand steadiness — all of which can affect a person’s ability to drive safely.

  • According to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, “In 2010, nearly as many drivers died in road crashes after using drugs (34.2%) as those who had been drinking (39.1%)”. For more information see the CCSA drug impaired driving page.

  • Many of the penalties of drinking and driving apply to driving while under the influence of drugs.


Other Useful Links:

 

References:

Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse. (2014). Drug Impaired Driving. Ottawa, Ontario. Accessed September 2014.

Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse. (2014).  Impaired Driving. Ottawa, Ontario. Accessed September 2014.

MADD Canada. (Revised April 2013).  Overview- Statistics. Oakville, Ontario. Accessed July 2017.

Ministry of Transportation Ontario. Drinking and Driving Get the Facts. Accessed September 2014.

Ministry of Transportation Ontario. Impaired Driving. Accessed September 2014.




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