Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Drive drunk twice in Quebec, get ignition breathalyzer for life

November 22, 2019   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on December 17, 2019


Starting Monday, Quebec motorists convicted of drunk driving twice in 10 years will have to blow into a breathalyzer every time they start a car — for the rest of their lives.

Their licence will be branded so any intercepting police officer will know to inspect the driver's ignition for an interlock device — a piece of equipment that prevents the car from starting if the driver's estimated blood alcohol concentration is above the legal limit.

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