WHAT IS IMPAIRED DRIVING?
A person is IMPAIRED after consuming any amount of alcohol, illegal drugs, or medication that causes drowsiness.
When a person is IMPAIRED he/she is in NO condition to drive.
IMPAIRED DRIVING can change your life forever:
*It can KILL or INJURE you, someone you love, or another innocent person
*You can receive a CRIMINAL RECORD
*You can be IMPRISONED for up to 14 years
*You can be FINED up to $50,000.00
*You can receive a LIFE-TIME LICENCE SUSPENSION
HOW CAN I ARRIVE HOME SAFELY?
There are numerous options available for you to arrive safely!
*Take a taxi
*Ride public transportation
*Call a sober friend or family member to come pick you up
*Use a designated driver
*Stay somewhere safe over night
A DESIGNATED DRIVER is someone who does not drink or get high and can therefore safely drive you home.
Whenever you go to a party where alcohol is served, make sure you have a DESIGNATED DRIVER.
When hosting a party at your house, your office, a rented hall, a golf course, or on municipal property such as a park or a community centre, you are responsible for your guest's actions and behavior. In other words, if one of your guest's drives home after drinking and is involved in a accident, whether or not you served him/her the alcohol, you can be sued!