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MPs debate police resources to detect drug-impaired driving

November 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite a promise this past September to provide “up to $161 million” to address drug-impaired driving, a Toronto-area opposition member of parliament claimed recently that Canadian police departments are not able to “manage the increased threat of impaired driving associated

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Web-based Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre launched

September 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Just days after the province of Ontario announced that it would introduce legislation this fall that includes zero tolerance for drug-impaired driving for several classes of motorists, an organization and insurer have launched a Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre (DIDLC). The

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February 3, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

The federal government and its partners are hopeful a new pilot project will help curb incidents involving drug-impaired driving. Long a stumbling block to prevention efforts, the project will allow police to use a device capable of helping them assess

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Drug-impaired driving incidents in Ontario’s York Region up in 2016, “trend indicates continuing increases”: police

January 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario’s York Regional Police (YRP) is reporting that while the number of charges for drug-impaired driving is down slightly for 2016 from the previous year, the number of incidents has risen “and the trend indicates continuing increases.” YRP – whose

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Nearly ¾ of young Canadian drivers polled don’t consider using their phones while driving to be “very distracting,” new poll finds

October 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An “alarming” 71% of young drivers aged 16 to 24 don’t consider using their phones while driving to be very distracting, according to a new poll by national charity Parachute. National Teen Driver Safety Week, an annual public awareness campaign

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Alcohol, drugs different, drug-impaired driving a growing concern: panel

September 22, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Alcohol and drugs are different and approaches to addressing related impairment issues will likely need to be different as well, Doug Beirness, senior research associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), suggested Wednesday during a State Farm-sponsored event