Controversial Measures To Reduce Drunk Driving

November 29, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

In yet another controversial proposal this week authorities are looking ofr ways to reduce the number of impaired drivers behind the wheel of their cars.  Advocates of tougher measures support tools giving police much broader powers to catch those drunk driving.

A new private members bill proposes to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to allow police the right to pull anyone over at any time and to demand a random breath sample. Proponents argue that this would allow a larger group of people to be stopped before they kill or hurt someone when drunk behind the wheel.

Defence lawyers across the company are in disagreement with the proposed amendments ont he basis that these powers would infringe on people's rights.

Posted under Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury

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