Saskatchewan made tougher laws at the start of this year for those who drink and drive.
A person who did get caught drinking and driving last year leading to some of those tougher laws being enacted thinks even more could be done.
Don McMorris said the ignition interlock program is a tremendous one, and one that could end the problem that we have in Saskatchewan once and for all.
“I think it’s a great program, and I think it could be expanded. If you want to just kind of blue sky it, and I realize and have talked to a lot of people over the last seven months on this issue, but if you ever wanted to kind of blue sky it and say lets eliminate drinking and driving from Saskatchewan, you could do it,” McMorris said.
He said if ignition interlocks were mandatory in every registered vehicle in the province it would go a long way to completely eliminating impaired driving.
McMorris had an ignition interlock device placed in his car three months ago.
He said he needs to have a blood-alcohol content of zero for his vehicle to start.
Numbers from Stats Canada show Saskatchewan’s rate of impaired drivers is more than double the national average, with 575 incidents of impaired drivers per 100,000 in 2015