So now we have the toughest Drunk Driving Laws in Canada, I would think Gordo is real happy with that position.
toughest laws that are pretty fucking stupid if you ask me. Hey I have an idea lets give the blatantly corrupt cops the power to give thousands of dollars in fines and give the citizens no recourse to even check the devices were properly calibrated.
Our government is a bunch of fucking tools. I also love how cbc used monty the murdering mountys accident for the file photo. Someone has a sense of humor… like these laws will be enforced on the rcmp/politicians.
PS its not just campbell thats a drunken loser he has other mla’s who feel its ok to get shitfaced at the olympics on our dime then drive.
For every drunk mla/politician/police officer etc that is let go… there will be THOUSANDS of real people saved because the “Average Joe” had the book thrown at them for being a drunk behind the wheel.
It’s about fricken time. I welcome the new stiffer penalties.
I’d like to agree with you but I just cant until there are provisions to dispute the fines/punishment. You might be able to trust a cops word but I sure as hell don’t after all the shit we’ve seen from them lately.
Also at .05 you arent drunk or even buzzed so why the fine/suspension? and why is all of this at the officers discretion with no oversight? what recourse do you have if the Breathalyzer unit is faulty or rigged? none… great.
It sure is easy to see who hasn’t lost a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver.
Throw the book at them. If you drink - DON’T drive!
I’ll second that
Looking to be a majority here, I third that.
Well I’ll join the other side.
The .08 figure was arrived at by scientific research. Most people show measurable signs of impairment at .08. It’s not a made up arbitrary figure, and laws already allow 24 hr suspensions at .05.
There’s also due process in place.
The new laws are a cash grab, a reward to impound lot operators, an end run to avoid the courts and due process and the squawking’s already begun about “secrecy”. So the driver of your kid’s schoolbus gets nailed under the new law and you never know he was even charged. Not that it matters, because he might not even have in fact been impaired. A cop said so. That’s all it takes.
So the first time you get pulled over by one that doesn’t like your face, beware.
This won’t stand up to a court challenge, as there is no due process. You have no way to defend against the charge.
The first time they pull this on a lawyer, the law will be overturned.
I don’t think you should drink and drive either, but something smells a little fishy about this law. How about the day after your “night out” when your car has a “sleepover” and you walk down the next day and pick up your ride. You may still have lots of ETOH in your system (HANGOVER) … but are you DRUNK ?
Be a dick . Take a cab
DD fines, HST/GST harmonization, etc., are all required by the Liberals to pay off the Olympic bill.
I thought drunk driving fines were imposed to try and stop selfish assholes from killing innocent people. Don’t drink and drive, pretty easy to understand. Don’t smoke the left handed stuff and drive either.
I smoke and drive all the time
Man, you are cool.
It takes about an hour and a half for an average person to process a drink. Use common sense. If you went to sleep at 3am and you’re going to pick the car up at 12 the next day, you’re probably fine… and if you can feel that you’re NOT okay than you should wait a bit longer.
The only people who should be worried about the new .05/.08 are people who know they drive home after a drink or two. Howbout don’t? If you’re going out ‘drinking,’ make other plans. If you’re going out for dinner and know you have to drive home, have a water or pop instead of a glass or two or wine. It’s simple stuff, and it’ll save lives.
The only people who should be worried about the new .05/.08 are people who know they drive home after a drink or two. [/quote]
And those who don’t trust the RCMP, or those who like the rule of law and due process. If you’re fine with your average RCMP officer, not a judge, deciding who receives punishment, then you shouldn’t be worried about the new law.
Because if history has taught us one thing, it’s that the average RCMP officer is trustworthy.
Just don’t drink n drive. It’s that simple
If .o8 is the limit for impairment , what is charging people who are less that that other than a money grab? Sure throw the book at people over .08 but the rest is b.s.
I don’t really care if it’s a “money grab” you shouldn’t be driving a car even after one drink. Because even that one drink could have an effect on you.