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Did You Know?

Driving while impaired, driving too fast – the consequences are always serious. Better to think about it before heading out. And, if you're a passenger, you also have a say.

A criminal record = a chain around your leg for life!

A criminal record, whether for drinking and driving, drugs or dangerous driving, could prevent you from being admitted to certain schools or pursuing a career as a lawyer, a peace officer, a locksmith or other professions, in addition to being an obstacle in your travels to other countries.

Excessive speeding

If you are found guilty of excessive speeding, the offence is entered on your record for 10 years. This means that if you commit other excessive speeding offences during that period, you face:

  • a higher fine
  • a longer licence suspension period
  • seizure and impoundment of the vehicle you are driving if two offences were committed in a zone of 60 km/h or less.

You will also be registered with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) for 10 years, which will increase the cost of your car insurance.

Think about it!

Are the few minutes saved by driving faster really worth all that trouble?

Passengers, you have a say!


  • Don't let your friends drive if they have consumed alcohol or drugs, regardless of the type.
  • Ask the driver to slow down. If he or she doesn't listen, ask to be let out of the vehicle at a safe location where someone can come to pick you up.
  • Suggest to the driver that you can answer the cell phone or send a text message for him or her.

Be a good example

  • Always buckle up.
  • Never get into a vehicle if the driver has consumed alcohol or drugs.
  • Never encourage a driver to commit an offence.

Last update: May 17, 2022