Recent Changes to Driving Laws in Ontario

Did you know that Ontario’s drinking and driving laws have changed?

- Drivers 21 years old and younger can no longer legally drive with any amount of alcohol in their system, regardless of  their license class. If caught with alcohol in their system, they will receive an automatic 24-hour roadside license suspension, and if convicted, face a fine of up to $500 and receive a further suspension of at least 30 days.

- For those drivers over 21, a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 is no longer the legal limit. There is a new “warn range” for those driver’s registering a BAC of .05 to .08. Driver’s caught in the “warn range” will lose their license at roadside for a period of 3 to 30 days, and driver’s caught more than once face mandatory alcohol education or treatment programs and an ignition interlock.

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