There’s nothing cool about driving while drug-impaired.
And it seems like the Ontario government is finally stepping up to ensure that less people decide to do so.
As of October 2, the province will be introducing penalties for drug-impaired driving that are on par with those already in place for anyone caught drunk driving. They include:
If you have any trouble understanding why Ontario is taking a stronger stance on drug-impaired driving, they’ve included some facts ‘Quick Facts’ that should suffice to scare the sh*t out of anyone using our roads, namely that according to the Office of the Chief Coroner, “39 per cent of drivers killed on Ontario’s roads in 2013 had either drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol in their system.”
Find a DD. Buckle up. And stay safe.