Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Lowering the (Canada-wide) legal alcohol limit to 0.05: Let’s not skip steps, CAA-Quebec warns

August 8, 2017   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on September 14, 2017 (QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC)

The federal government's proposal to explore lowering the legal alcohol limit for drivers in a bid to improve road safety, as reported in the Montreal daily La Presse, is of course commendable. But with cannabis due to be legalized in less than a year, CAA-Quebec believes that now is not the right time to introduce such a measure.

"Marijuana legalization is going to require major investments in prevention, awareness-raising and policing. And the amount and degree of progress of such efforts, as well as the planned amounts to be invested, are already worrisome," warns Marco Harrison, Director of the CAA-Quebec Foundation for Road Safety.

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