All drivers convicted of a drinking and driving offence in Ontario must complete the remedial measures program prior to reinstatement. The Back on Track (BOT) program is administered by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and costs $578 for the full program. The program consists of three components:
In 2008; 81% of teenage crash deaths were passenger vehicle occupants, 31% of teenage drivers killed had been drinking alcohol, 55% were not buckled up, and 37% of male teenage drivers involved in fatalities w...
Billions of people throughout the world are using cell phones in daily routine life. Cell phones provide communication with greater flexibility. It is, nowadays considered less fashion and more a utility providing several benefits. Cell phones have different features in addition to communication including cameras, video games, music, FM receivers etc. Cell phones not only facilitate business and personal convenience they also provide comfort and safety. However, observations, experience, and studies all have highlighted the dangerous effects of using cell phones during driving, strictly unadvisable, and an illegal matter. The major drawback of using cell phones during driving is that it distracts attention of driver. (Scotti, 2007)
DUI penalties need to be decreased and cause of conviction needs to be addressed, because people who are not criminals are going to jail, and enduring insurance fees even though these punishments have been shown to not decrease drinking and driving.
There are number of traditional ways that distracts driver's attention. They include talking to passengers, lighting and smoking a cigarette, eating, drinking etc. It is pertinent to mention that attention of driver distracted through cell phones means driving and communicating at the same time that increases threats to safety. Furthermore, drivers has also to operate both, vehicle and cell phone, simultaneously, that also distract attention leading to dangerous accidents, and in some cases resulting in death of driver and passengers. In other words, cell phones reduce driver's performance. (Gravelle, 2005)
George, W.H., Gournic, S.J. and McAfee, M.P. (1988). Perceptions of post-drinking female sexuality: effects of gender, beverage choice and drink payment. , 18: 1295-1317.
Ultimately, travel can be greatly restricted as a result of an impaired driving conviction and there is great inconvenience and cost associated with acquiring special travel waivers or exemptions. Several nations may outright deny entry to anyone who has ANY criminal charges/convictions if there are no distinctions between classes of offences (as is the case in Canada). These are all consequences outside of the traditional court or administrative sanctions that one typically associates with an impaired driving conviction and it demonstrates how the decision to drink and drive can have unanticipated consequences.
The DRC includes presentations from law enforcement officials, legal practitioners, and addiction counsellors with a focus on drinking and driving as well as drinking habits. Specific topics covered include:
All offenders convicted of impaired driving in Prince Edward Island are required to complete a Driver Rehabilitation Course (DRC) administered by the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. The course is comprised of a six hour educational program surrounding drinking and driving and the effects of alcohol. Completion of the course is required as a condition of licence reinstatement.
The problem is, the issue of underage drinking and the nationwide ineffectiveness of the drinking age law of twenty-one isn't debated and discussed as much and as aggressively as it should be.
For past few years, many people are trying to lower the drinking age without knowing the negative effects of alcohol and how lowering drinking age would harm our communities....
The Auto Control program is designed for first offenders and includes an assessment as well as education. The program is run in a group format with up to 18 participants and costs approximately $235. It involves an alcohol risk assessment and a two day course which covers topics such as the effect of alcohol on the body and behaviour, the consequences/costs associated with impaired driving, and how to avoid impaired driving.
The DWI program, which takes approximately 16 hours to complete, is designed to educate offenders about the serious nature of drinking and driving and provides them with strategies on how to separate drinking from driving. Offenders are required to successfully complete this course in order to have their licence reinstated.