Driving With A Suspended Licence Could Cost You Your Vehicle
Starting December 1st, police will have more tools to get suspended and impaired drivers off our roads. This change will also mean added enforcement against people who have had their driver's licences suspended for consistently not paying family support.
The new 7-day vehicle impoundment will apply to drivers whose licences are suspended for:
Driving while under certain Highway Traffic Act licence suspensions including non-payment of family support
Driving with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 (beyond the legal limit) or for failing/refusing to provide a breath sample
Driving without an Ignition Interlock Device when one is required
These changes are part of the Road Safety Act, 2009 and will make Ontario's roads safer for all drivers.
Quick Facts About Driver's Licence Suspensions
Driving while suspended is a serious issue across North America. It is estimated that up to three-quarters of all suspended drivers continue to drive.
Approximately 2.3 per cent of all fatal and injury crashes in Ontario involve drivers with suspended or revoked licences.
Annually, Ontario issues approximately 17,000 licence suspensions related to driving with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 and/or for failing/refusing to provide a breath sample.
Between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010, the Family Responsibility Office suspended 3,965 driver's licenses.
[Source - Ontario.ca]
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