Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Stiff new penalties for distracted, impaired driving in Ontario begin on Jan. 1

December 29, 2018   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on January 11, 2019


After years of calls from advocates to crack down on distracted and impaired driving, stiff penalties passed by the Ontario government will come into force on Tuesday.

“Some people are going to be startled to find that it’s as significant a penalty as a risk to the public,” Brian Patterson, president and CEO of the Ontario Safety League, told Global News on Saturday while praising the province’s legislative changes.


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