November 18, 2008: New Rules for Novice/Young Drivers and Tougher Laws for Drinking and Suspended Drivers.
The McGuinty Government announced its proposed legislation which would change Ontario’s Graduated Licensing System – which would take a “new” driver up to three (3) years or 36 months to get their driver’s Licence.
The proposed changes include:
- a zero blood alchol concentration level for all drivers 21 years of age or younger
- restrictions on the number of young passengers teen drivers could have in their car while driving
- tougher penalties for novice drivers that increase with each violation of graduated licensing restrictions, with convictions that result in accumulation of demerit points or with court-ordered restrictions
- suspended drivers, once pulled over by police, would be subjected to an immediate seven-day impoundment of their motor vehicles
- convicted drunk drivers who drive without the court-ordered ignition lock, upon being pulled over by police, would be subjected to an immediate seven-day impoundment of their motor vehicles
For more information see the media release