Step 1 What you should know

Driving while impaired by alcohol, drugs or medication is severely punished by 2 laws:

  • the Criminal Code by virtue of which you can be imposed:
    • a driving prohibition
    • a fine or a prison sentence
  • the Highway Safety Code, by virtue of which you can be imposed:
    • the immediate suspension of your driver’s licence during an arrest or licence revocation following a conviction
    • the suspension of your right to obtain a licence
    • strict conditions for reacquiring a licence