Blogs » Law and Legal Services » Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
 

Blogs

Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
Caught Driving Impaired? It'll cost you $23,000 says report
Return to Blog 

Impaired driving is an expensive charge.  It will cost you financially, emotionally, personally and can impact your career and travel plans.

Arrivealive.org recently released a study on the costs of impaired driving. The numbers are staggering. Consider that you are going to a party, and you don’t want to spend $20 or even $80 to take a cab or Uber home. Here are the numbers of what the charge will cost the first time convicted impaired driver (they are even higher for subsequently charged individuals).

  • Criminal Code Fine – $1000         Payable to the Government of Canada
  • Remedial Measures Program – $578        Payable to Back on Track + GST
  • Licence Reinstatement Fee – $150            Payable to the Ministry of Finance + GST
  • Increase in Insurance Costs – $18,000     Payable to your insurance company in $6,000 increments each of the next 3 years. This is the minimum increase based on a perfect 6-star driving record
  • Ignition Interlock – $1,350 +installation.                 Pay to interlock provider
  • Court Costs – $2,000 – $10,000 Payable to your legal counsel
  • TOTAL – $23,078 (minimum) to $31,078 (could be more)
  • Immediate consequences for drivers in Ontario caught with a BAC of over .08 or who refuse to provide a breath sample include an immediate administrative 90-day licence suspension and seven day vehicle impoundment.
  • Minimum consequences for drivers convicted of: impaired driving, operating a vehicle with a BAC of over .08, or refusing to provide a breath sample are:
  • One-year driver licence suspension (reducible to three months under certain circumstances)
  • One-year ignition interlock condition upon reinstatement (up to three years for repeat offenders)
  • Back on Track program (alcohol assessment and education)
  • Minimum fine paid as part of federal consequences
  • Licence reinstatement fee
  • Increased insurance premiums ($6,000 annually for minimum three years)
  • Legal costs (if retained; paid to your own legal counsel)
  • Criminal Record
  • Since 2009 consequences for drivers in the warn range (.05 to .08) have increased and now include: immediate suspensions of 3, 7 and 30 days; education and treatment for alcohol use; and six month ignition interlock licence restrictions. The increased sanctions are for “repeat offenders”.

Drivers aged 21 and under and novice drivers must have a zero BAC and zero cannabis when driving. Otherwise they face:

  • an immediate 24-hour licence suspension, or
  • a 30-day suspension and up to $500 in fines
  • Repeat offenders face greater consequences and longer licence suspensions.

Impaired boaters face the same consequences as impaired drivers.

Posted on Monday, Dec 10, 2018 - 12:55:00 PM EST
 Comments  (0) Post a Comment 
   By Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law (Lawyers) - Visit Our Business Directory Listing  |   Return to Blog 

Blogs Home   |   Start a Blog   |   Subscribe To Blog
News   |   Announcements   |   Events Calendar
Contact The News Editor   |   News FAQs

 
    <<     April  2019     
S M Tu W Th F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 9 10 11 12 13
14 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
Jump to:

Article Categories
Car Insurance
Community
Disability Law
Personal Injury Law

Recent Articles
When to call 911
The Importance of Exercise to Mental Health
Half of All Motorcycle / Car Collisions Are The Fault of the Car Driver
People with pre-existing mental health problems are more likely to develop PTSD post mild TBI
Accessible Parking Spots Are Only for Cars with Permit Holders Riding in Them
How can we reduce the alarming increase in pedestrian deaths on our roads?
Unusual Case Sees Pedestrian Charged in Car Collision
New Technology Will Allow Cars to Call Cops if The Driver is Drunk or Falling Asleep
Majority of drivers feel distracted driving is getting worse: poll
Flashing lights at the side of the road? MOVE OVER
We still don't understand how TBI and Alzheimer's may be linked
We Are Moving - Look for our New Office Opening February 1, 2019
There is no one answer for concussion treatment
Electric Scooters Posing Legal Issues In America
Tongue Tickling Device Approved by Health Canada to Treat Brian Injury
Sleep disruption is common post TBI - treatment improves recovery
Self Driving Cars Keep being in Accidents that Humans are Causing
Winter Sports and Concussion Risk
New Distracted Driving Law January 1 - Part of Cannabis Legislation
Caught Driving Impaired? It'll cost you $23,000 says report

Articles by Month of Posting
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
November 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
January 2010