Oakville,  Ontario – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada has welcomed plans by the British Columbia government to place licence suspensions, vehicle impoundments and other sanctions on impaired drivers.

The proposed legislation, announced by Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Michael de Jong, also includes remedial education programs, alcohol ignition interlocks and fines for drivers who get behind the wheel with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .05 per cent or higher.

“We are pleased to see British Columbia taking these progressive steps to address the problem of impaired driving,” said MADD Canada CEO Andrew Murie. “We believe these measures, combined with rigorous police enforcement, will help reduce impaired driving crashes, fatalities and injuries in British Columbia.”

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