The Government of Canada has indicated changes to the Criminal Code with regards to impaired driving.

August 01, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

It would appear the federal government will be taking steps to implement the advice they have received from provincial justice ministers and victims. All have called for the federal government to consider increasing penalties for impaired driving. Of particular concern are the crimes involving serious death and injury, and the problem with repeat offenders.

“I believe we have to continue to send that signal of just how serious an incident that is, and the consequences — the consequences that you cause, and the consequences that you have to live with when you put drugs and alcohol in your system and get behind the wheel of a car,” Mr. MacKay said.

He has indicated that he will continue to consult with the victims of drunk driving before he announces any anticipated changes to the legislation.

Drunk driving is the largest cause of criminal death in Canada. This is a serious concern and updated legislation is keenly anticipated.

 

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

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