Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Tough impaired driving laws in B.C. working

October 24, 2014   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on November 6, 2014 (VANCOUVER, B.C.)

Everyone knows that drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel is dangerous. It can also be deadly.

B.C. changed its drinking and driving laws in 2010 to build in stricter penalties for impaired drivers…

…A new study from the University of B.C. shows that fatal crashes, ambulance calls and hospital admissions resulting from motor-vehicle crashes have dropped since the new laws were imposed.

Car crashes have also been curbed. According to the UBC research, vehicle crashes were down 21 per cent, crash-related hospital admissions dropped eight per cent and crash-related ambulance calls fell 7.2 per cent.

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