Ontario Toughens on Suspended Drivers and Young Motorists

Ontario Toughens on Suspended Drivers and Young Motorists

A new Ontario law proposes that all motorists aged 21 and under must drive with zero blood alcohol levels and will only be allowed one passenger aged 16 to 19, exempting brothers and sisters.  Any young drivers caught speeding would face a 30-day licence suspension, followed by a 90-day suspension if charged a second time and a total suspension when charged a third time.  This would apply to even those who have had years of experience behind the wheel and has graduated to a regular licence.

Anyone, at any age, who is driving despite having had their licence suspended for drunk driving, will have their vehicle immediately impounded for seven days.  If a driver who has been ordered by the courts to install an ignition locking device that tests the driver for alcohol is pulled over in someone else’s car, they too will be faced with immediate impoundment.  This does not apply to those who have had their licence suspended for outstanding traffic tickets or for medical reasons.

If you or a loved one has been pulled over for impaired driving or similar charges, call Auger Hollingsworth at 613-233-4529 or email [email protected], and we can provide you with information to ease your anxieties.

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