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, 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.
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:
You will also be registered with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) for 10 years, which will increase the cost of your car insurance.
Are the few minutes saved by driving faster really worth all that trouble?
Last update: August 4, 2016