Drivers 21 years or less are subject to zero alcohol yesterday, April 15, 2012
The Minister of Transport of Quebec, Pierre Moreau, announced that as of April 15, 2012, the zero alcohol also apply to all holders of driver's license 21 years or less, regardless of the class and type license. "This new measure is aimed at reducing the risk of alcohol-related accidents and driving among young people, while preserving their mobility. It is essential to intervene with younger drivers so that they acquire habits of responsible behavior, "said the minister.
The rule of zero alcohol in 21 years or less is part of a series of measures relating to road safety in place since last year by the Government of Quebec and especially for young drivers. "The Government is again the message to young drivers: if you drink, do not drive! We may use a designated driver, take a taxi, sleep at a friend use public transit or call a escort service. To raise awareness to the importance of using such a simple and practical solutions and also to remind them of the message I was given that an information sheet be sent to some 110,000 drivers keys "was added Minister Pierre Moreau.
Although drivers 16 to 24 years represent only 10% of licensees, they commit 30% of criminal offenses related to alcohol and account for 24% of drivers involved in injury accidents. In addition, from 2005 to 2009, 45% of drivers 16 to 24 years who had died had alcohol in the blood.
The penalties provided for in the Code of road safety for drivers not respecting this new measure will be the same as those which the holder is liable to a learner's permit or a probationary license who consume alcohol without Overtake the limit of 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, which is provided for in the Criminal Code. Thus, the license will be immediately suspended for a period of 90 days. In addition, if the holder is convicted:
he sees 4 demerit points entered in his driving record;
he must pay a fine of $ 300 to $ 600, plus costs.
If the driver's BAC exceeded 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, and without regard to the age or the type of license, it could be prosecuted under the Criminal Code.
We must remember that the zero alcohol for 21 years or less is one of the measures contained in Bill 71, adopted in December 2010 by the National Assembly. This bill includes a dozen measures that address, priority way, a drunk driving.
Source: Ministry of Transport of Quebec