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Alcohol or drugs a contributing factor in one-third of fatal crashes this year on RCMP-patrolled roads in New Brunswick

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

So far this year, use of alcohol or drugs was a contributing factor in more than one-third of fatal vehicle crashes on roads patrolled by the RCMP in New Brunswick, the police force said in a statement on Friday. Statistics

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Government of Saskatchewan to introduce strengthened impaired driving legislation

November 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Saskatchewan announced on Monday that it will add amendments to The Traffic Safety Act this fall to strengthen impaired driving legislation. This fall, the government will introduce the following amendments: Add a three-day vehicle seizure for experienced

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Alberta Traffic Safety Act imposes ‘statutory duty’ on motorists to remain at scene, co-operate with police: Court

October 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An Alberta motorist who argued that breath samples ought to have been excluded as court evidence was unsuccessful in appealing convictions of impaired driving and dangerous driving, the Supreme Court of Canada announced Friday. In a ruling released Nov. 20,

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Driving while drug-impaired case reaches Supreme Court of Canada over admissibility of police opinion evidence

October 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada heard Thursday an appeal over the admissibility of opinion evidence, in an impaired driving trial, from a police drug recognition expert, as to whether a defendant’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by

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38 road deaths from distracted driving investigated year to date: OPP

August 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario Provincial Police recently suggested that so far this year, it has investigated 38 road deaths in which a distracted driver was involved. “As of mid-August, the OPP has investigated 38 road deaths in which an inattentive driver was

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U.S. traffic fatalities up 7.2% in 2015 from previous year, ending five-decade decline: NHTSA

August 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 35,000 people in the United States lost their lives in traffic crashes in the United States last year, ending a five-decade trend of declining fatalities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported on Monday. A total of