READING - Status of Alcohol Impaired Driving in Canada
Although impaired driving in Canada has generally declined, there are several key considerations to examine in light of bills C-45 and C-46 which warrants concern. At the same time, there are also alternative strategies that can help relieve some of the pressure on the criminal justice system. This analysis underscores that impaired driving is a multi-faceted and complex social issue that remains a relevant public safety concern.
As this initiative to legalize cannabis proceeds, it is critical that Canadian legislators, law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, and the general public understand the current status of the alcohol-impaired driving problem.
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