Straight from the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, website: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired/
As of August 1, 2010, if you are a fully licensed driver who is 21 and under or a novice driver and are caught with any alcohol in your blood, you will receive an immediate 24-hour roadside driver licence suspension and, if convicted, you will face a fine of $60-$500 and a 30-day licence suspension.
Novice drivers of all ages in the Graduated Licensing System (GLS) must also maintain a zero BAC while driving. As of August 1, 2010, if you are a novice driver and are caught with any amount of alcohol in your blood, you will receive an immediate 24-hour roadside driver licence suspension, and if convicted, will face a fine of $60-$500 and will receive a suspension period as per the Novice Driver Escalating Sanction scheme, up to and including cancellation of the novice licence. You will also have to return to the start of GLS.
A friend of mine who shall remain anonymous for the hell of it posted on their facebook status “ZERO ALCOHOL TOLERANCE FOR ALL DRIVERS 21 AND UNDER IN EFFECT AUGUST 1ST 2010…. why is the government only targeting young people…older adults drink and drive too…why the discrimination…why not make regulations that apply to ALL, young and old!”
I saw this and posted a reply, received a reply and there has been some back and forth, which I find entertaining but then I realized it is a serious issue. Young drivers think the government is targeting them with this new law… WRONG YOU DUMB ARROGANT FUCKERS! The government is not targeting you, they are deterring you from doing something stupid like having a couple drinks, decide you’re going to drop your friends home, then on that drive to the first friend’s house you swerve and BAM! GAME OVER EVERYONE DIES because you wrap you car around a tree and someone forgot to wear a seat belt added to the speed you were traveling at whiplash kills a person and the impact of your face on the steering wheel and the impulse of your brain hitting your skull kills you…. at least that is how drunk drivers die in my world, yeah I’m a sick fucker but to get my point across as to the seriousness of drinking and driving along with the audacity some people have to think the government is doing this half-assed, I need to be dramatic.
So please you young arrogant fuckers don’t drink and drive, this is not just about you, as much as your parents have you believing, this is about the other people on the road you endanger every time you do this stupid shit!
Keep Us Entertained!