Province announces new zero alcohol tolerance for drivers under 22
Web Staff, cp24.com
Transport Minister Jim Bradley shows off drivers licences to reporters at Queen's Park on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.
The province has announced a new driver's licence restriction that introduces zero alcohol tolerance for drivers under age 22.
Minister of Transportation Kathleen Wynne
made the announcement Monday morning, and the new regulations will go
into effect Aug. 1 though the changes were passed in 2009.
Currently, drivers with a G licence could typically have a drink if they score under the 0.08 blood alcohol level limit. Under new legislation, young drivers under 22 years of age will not be allowed any alcohol.Anyone who breaks the new rules will have their licence suspended for 24 hours, face a possible 30-day suspension and a fine up to $500.