Thursday, July 29, 2010

Young Drivers -Drinking and Driving- New Ontario Law

Starting August 1st 2010 the Ontario Ministry of Transportation is starting new driving and driving laws for drivers 21 years of age and under.

As of the 1st of August drivers 21 years of age and under must have a zero blood alcohol level when they drive a vehicle in Ontario.

Those found with a blood level over .00 will face an immediate 30 licence suspension, and a fine up to 500 dollars.

The ticket most officer will consider issuing is a ticket under the Ontario Regulations regarding G1 and G2 drivers licences and a new law expected to be issued for class G licence holders 21 years who are found with alcohol in their system.

Any traffic ticket where the driver is convicted under this new section will dramatically affect the insurance rates for that driver. The insurance companies will perceive that the driver is driving in violation of the rules of Ontario, and that the driver is a "drinking driver".

The insurance companies will perceive that driver has a higher risk of being in an accident and increase rates dramatically.

As former police officers, licensed paralegals and former breathalyzer technicians, OTT Legal has experience in fighting all types of traffic tickets, and traffic tickets issued in Ontario and Toronto Traffic Tickets.

Chris Conway