Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Laws On Drinking And Driving Are Proposed

Quebec Has Sobering News For Drivers -- Montreal Gazette

Drunk-driving rules to change; Law would allow 24-hour licence suspension for motorists with alcohol levels of .05 to .08

Quebec wants you to think harder before you think about drinking then driving.

Under legislation to be introduced in the National Assembly this week, police will have the power to suspend a motorist's licence for 24 hours if caught driving with a blood-alcohol level of .05 to .08 per cent.

The driver will not be fined, given demerit points or get a criminal record, and the vehicle will not be seized. The aim: "Get the driver off the road long enough to eliminate alcohol from their system," Boulet said.

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Update #1: Quebec could become stricter on drunk driving -- CTV
Update #2: Quebec to lower legal blood-alcohol limit -- CBC

My Comment: My take .... I find the .05 blood-alcohol level to be very strict.

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