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Tougher penalties introduced for impaired drivers with kids in vehicle

Drivers with a blood alcohol content of .04 or higher will face tougher penalties if they are transporting children

Drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .04 or higher who transport children will face even longer roadside licence suspensions and vehicle seizures under legislation introduced today.
The Traffic Safety Amendment Act, 2017 implements an immediate seven-day administrative driving suspension on a first offence for a person who transports a child under the age of 16 and has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .04 or higher, refuses to undergo a field sobriety test or fails a field sobriety test. This is an increase from the current three-day roadside suspension. This is in addition to any jail sentence, fine, demerit points and additional sanctions that result from the impaired driving conviction. Continue reading “Tougher penalties introduced for impaired drivers with kids in vehicle”