Highway Traffic Act to get Tough on Drunk Drivers #nltraffic

The Provincial Government announced on Thursday that they will be getting tough on drunk divers.

The amendments to be made to the Highway Traffic Act include the introduction of a mandatory ignition interlock program as a condition for driver’s licence reinstatement for convicted impaired drivers.

The amendments also include mandatory roadside impoundment of a vehicle when a driver is found to have a BAC above the legal limit, or when they refuse to provide a breath sample.

Under the new legislation, drivers less than 22 years of age will be required to maintain zero per cent blood alcohol content.

The amendments were developed through extensive consultation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and with the support of the RNC and RCMP.


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