Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Impaired driving charges have dropped across the Greater Toronto Area since the pandemic began

January 26, 2021   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on March 18, 2021

CTV News (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

Impaired driving charges have dropped across the Greater Toronto Area since the pandemic began beyond what would be in line with the reduced traffic on the roads, according to figures reviewed by CTV News Toronto.

It’s not entirely clear why, though possible explanations range from genuinely safer streets thanks to a stay-at-home order that discourages visits to bars and restaurants, to challenges prosecuting impaired driving charges in a pandemic.

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