Impaired driving remains one of the leading causes of death and serious injuries in motor vehicle crashes in the province of Nova Scotia.
Children in Nova Scotia are better protected with new impaired driving penalties effective May 1, 2013.
Motorists convicted of impaired driving who had a child passenger at the time of the incident, could lose their licence for at least two years. Convicted impaired drivers with a blood-alcohol level of more than .08 receive a criminal record, lose their licence for one year and face a minimum fine of $1,000. They also have to complete an addictions program, and may also have to participate in the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program.
Arrive Alive. Don’t Drink and Drive.
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