Having care and control – What is that?
If your faculties are impaired by alcohol or drugs, the law doesn't just prohibit you from driving a vehicle, but also from having care or control of a vehicle. Here are some examples of acts that may result in the same consequences as driving while impaired:
- Being seated in the driver's seat, even if the vehicle is stopped.
- Being in one's car (even sleeping in the back seat) and having the possibility of starting the vehicle.
- Being close to one's vehicle (e.g. removing snow, putting things in the trunk or listening to the radio).