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Judge in Calgary drunk driving case worried about attitude to impaired driving

September 16, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – A Calgary judge who has ordered a lengthy prison term for a woman convicted in a drunk-driving crash that killed a young man says Canadians are not getting the message about the dangers of driving impaired. Court of

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Homeowner sued by victims of impaired driving accident

November 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A host liability lawsuit, arising from a fatal drunk driving accident, is proceeding to trial in Ontario. A recent Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling shows judges disagree on how the 2006 Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Childs v. 

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Novel concept of ‘impaired by distraction’ quashed by Supreme Court of Canada

July 4, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Driving while engrossed in a heated conversation may be a form of distraction, but is not a form of impairment, the Supreme Court of Canada suggested in a divided ruling released Friday. In May 2013, a toddler died after an

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Traffic stop “perfectly legal,” Ontario appeal court rules in impaired driving case

June 28, 2018 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A man found to have been driving drunk has been convicted even though the police officer who stopped him was looking for another suspected impaired driver. In a ruling setting aside two lower court decisions, Ontario’s top court

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Can motorists raise doubts about accuracy of a breathalyzer test?

January 31, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

When a motorist is charged with impaired driving, the Crown attorney should not automatically have to gather and turn over to the defendant all maintenance records on the breathalyzer that was used in the case, the Ontario government suggests. The

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Government insurer sees drunk driving offences plunge

January 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

December 2017 saw the lowest number of impaired driving offences reported that month in the four years since Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) began doing its monthly traffic safety spotlights, even with increased enforcement. “Overall, we think attitudes are changing in

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New Brunswick to impose new measures for impaired drivers starting Nov. 1

October 19, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick will seize drunk drivers’ cars for up to two months under a law that comes into force Nov. 1 Public Safety Minister Denis Landry says the new law will make the province one of the country’s

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Distracted driving results in more deaths in B.C. than impaired driving: ICBC

September 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Distracted driving continues to claim more lives on roads in British Columbia than impaired driving, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) said in a press release on Wednesday. Despite tougher penalties, more police enforcement and continued public education, on

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Manitoba Public Insurance and RCMP partner to promote gravel road safety

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced a partnership with the RCMP for a joint public awareness and enforcement campaign specific to gravel roads in the province. The campaign, which began in April and is continuing into the fall, aims to

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182 motorists caught speeding in work zones during SGI’s recent traffic safety spotlight

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported that 182 tickets were issued to drivers for speeding in construction work zones during last month’s traffic safety spotlight. In total, 177 tickets were issued to drivers exceeding 60 kilometres an hour while passing highway workers or occupied highway equipment within a municipal or highway work zone, SGI said in a press release issued on Monday. Five tickets were also issued for speeding in construction zones where a flag person is present. The results include all traffic safety focus…

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Alberta considering changes to impaired driving legislation

August 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta has announced that it will “look at implementing changes” to impaired driving legislation in the province following a recent Court of Appeal of Alberta decision. On May 18, 2017, the Court of Appeal ruled that part

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador finalizes terms of reference for auto insurance review

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The provincial government announced on Tuesday that it has finalized the terms of reference for the automobile insurance review for Service NL and the provincial Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB). Government has directed PUB to begin its review