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By Quest Products Jun 16, 2010 9:07:56 AM

The Newfoundland and Labrador government of Canada has introduced changes to the Highway Traffic Act to give greater penalties to people who drink and drive but don't fail a breathalyzer test.

"You are responsible. You're in control behind the wheel — other people's lives are at stake including your own." - Government Services Minister Kevin O'Brien

Currently, if the test finds a driver has a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08 he or she is charged with impaired driving.

If the changes are adopted, drivers who blow between 0.05 and 0.08 on a breathalyzer test will lose their driving privileges for seven days instead of the current 24 hours.

The penalty for repeat offenders will also increase up to a maximum of six months.

If you think these new changes may affect you, think about purchasing a breathalyzer for your personal use before you think about driving on the roads of Newfoundland and Labrador Canada.


Source: CBC News,


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