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Impaired driving

The Ministry of Transportation has prepared a web page with fact sheets on three topics: Drinking and Driving Trends, Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), and Roadside Licence Suspensions.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

G2 License Rules

This Justice for Children and Youth blog post looks at issues such as alcohol consumption and the number of passengers a driver can carry while driving with a G2 license in Ontario. It also looks at G2-type offences and the Novice Driver Sanction Scheme.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Safe Cycling

This Justice For Children and Youth blog post presents a scenario about a young person riding his bike, what happens when he runs into a car, and the legal lessons he learns. It discusses wearing a helmet, riding on the sidewalk, and accidents involving bikes and cars.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

The Law and Youth Novice Drivers in Ontario

This is a three-part blog post on the law around novice driving and graduated licensing in Ontario. It presents scenarios involving young drivers and looks at what happens when their activities violate the law.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Beware of these 14 arrestable road offences

Aside from criminal charges (impaired driving, stolen car, etc.) or an outstanding warrant, the violations listed in this article could leave motorists in handcuffs.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Toronto Star

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

LawFacts.ca

LawFacts is a website designed by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) that provides free legal information about criminal, family, and refugee law, and court-related mental health issues. Resources for Aboriginal Canadians and help with finding a lawyer are also available.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

A Victim’s Guide to the Canadian Criminal Justice System

This booklet provides victims of alcohol or drug-related automobile crashes and their families with detailed information on how the criminal justice system works. It explains impaired-driving legislation and the penalties for various offences. There is information what happens in each stage of an impaired-driving case. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2009