Canadian Road Safety News Digest

MADD Canada welcomes arrival of .00% BAC requirement for new and young drivers

April 1, 2015   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on April 30, 2015

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A new regulation, taking effect today, to extend the zero alcohol requirement for new and young drivers will help reduce impaired driving and improve road safety, says MADD Canada.

Previously, drivers were required to maintain a .00% blood alcohol content (BAC) while enrolled in the province's graduated licencing program. As of today, that .00% BAC requirement extends for two years beyond completion of the graduated licencing program.

"Extending the 00% BAC requirement is an important and effective way to reduce alcohol-related crashes, deaths and injuries among new and young drivers," said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie.

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