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The government is strengthening measures for drunk driving and some unacceptable behavior on the road

The Minister of Transport of Quebec, Pierre Moreau, recalls the entry into force on 30 June, important road safety measures relating to drunk driving and unacceptable behavior on the road.

"The government does not compromise on road safety in Quebec, said the minister. Driving while impaired, street racing or surfing vehicle (car surfing), which put in peril the lives of innocent people, is unacceptable behavior and will be subject to more severe sanctions. "

The new measures include, inter alia, stricter penalties for people INVOLVED in a street race or assimilated in action at surf vehicle and for repeat offenders and repeat offenders of drunk driving. They also aim to introduce a sanction against individuals or professional drivers who drive a taxi, a bus or a minibus after having consumed alcohol (beyond the zero alcohol) and for drivers of heavy vehicles which the blood exceeds 50 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood (0.05).

Although the majority of accidents and convictions related to drinking and driving are due to drivers who are in their first offense, repeat offenders and repeat offenders of drunk driving at a high risk to road safety. Tougher sanctions towards them thus adds to the efforts of awareness and education that are being made each year by the government and its partners.

Thus, repeat offenders of drunk driving will lose the privilege to register, put into circulation or to acquire a road vehicle and will be subject to lifetime alcohol ignition interlock device after a third conviction. For at-risk (160 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, refusing to provide a breath sample, recurrence), evaluation has the Association of rehabilitation centers in Quebec dependence (ACRDQ) will be required before the same conviction and the vehicle will be seized on the spot for 90 days for repeat offenders of alcohol.

Source: Transport Quebec

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