What you should know about impaired driving and its consequences

It’s a fact!

Impaired drivers kill an average of 4 people and injure 175 people in Canada every 24 hours, each day, every day of the week.

On average 1,500 Canadians are killed every year and almost 64,000 are injured due to impaired driving.

In Ontario, 41% of motor vehicle crashes are caused by an impaired driver.

When compared to our national homicide rate, drunk driving kills two times the number of Canadians murdered each year.

Statistics show the average age of impaired drivers is between 25 and 34 years.

Did you know??

…a conviction for impaired driving involving a snowmobile, aircraft, boat, farm machinery or ATV can result in the loss of your drivers licence to operate an automobile, as well as a fine or jail sentence.

A conviction for impaired driving will result in a criminal record which could affect:

  • the ability to travel across international borders
  • registration in certain education institutions
  • employment that requires bonding
  • acceptance as a volunteer or paid employee for some organizations

…this conviction stays with you for the rest of your life.