SGI reminds drivers to be safe this 4/20 weekend

This weekend marks 4/20, and SGI is reminding residents that if they are participating in any sort of “celebration,” they should make plans to make it home safely.

SGI says that the number of drug-related suspensions is significantly higher than it was three years ago. 

Canadian police have roadside oral fluid testing devices they can administer to any driver suspected of driving under the influence of drugs.

Failing the test means a driver’s licence will be suspended for at least three days (60 days for a Novice, a Learner, and anyone age 21 and under), along with a three-day vehicle impoundment and four demerits. The driver is also required to take a two-day “Driving Without Impairment” class. 

SGI says people should consider ordering a taxi or rideshare or calling a sober friend or family member.

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