In Canada, laws against impaired driving have been in effect since 1925.
Despite warnings, impaired driving still occurs in the Halton Region.
According to a recent police news release, Halton officers responded to eight incidents of impaired driving from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11 alone.
Halton Police are warning residents about the financial impacts impaired driving can have on a person.
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Here’s how impaired driving will impact you financially in Halton.
According to police, the legal costs of impaired driving are estimated to be between $2,000 and $10,000, a ‘Criminal Code Fine’ will cost about $1,000, a ‘Back on Track’ program costs around $578, a ‘Licence Reinstatement Fee’ will cost about $150, it is estimated that a person’s insurance will increase to approximately $15,000, and an ‘Ignition Interlock’ will cost about $1,800.
Overall, impaired driving will cost a Halton resident an estimated $18,500 at a minimum.
There is a financial cost to impaired driving:
Legal Costs (estimated Range) $2,000 – $10,000
Criminal Code Fine $1,00.00
Back on track program $578
Licence Reinstatement Fee $150
Increase Insurance (estimated) $15,000
Ignition Interlock $1,800
Minimal Cost $18,500! ^nb pic.twitter.com/Gt6fKBkqCy
— HRPS Milt HHills (@HRPSMiltHH) November 13, 2018