arrive alive DRIVE SOBER(R) end of summer safety message



    TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - TORONTO on their last day of work, arrive alive
DRIVE SOBER(R) summer students share information at R.I.D.E. spot-check to
remind drivers of the penalties, costs and consequences for impaired driving;
those being:

    
    -   Drivers are immediately suspended from driving and taken off the road
        at .05 and will lose their licence for 3 to 30 days (.08 is the
        criminal level)
    -   You can be charged with impaired driving irrespective of your blood
        alcohol level
    -   A first-time impaired driving conviction will cost a driver more than
        $20,000 for fines, fees, education, interlock device, insurance,
        legal costs, etc. in order to drive again
    -   An ignition interlock device is part of the reinstatement process for
        first offenders
    	-   Criminal Record when convicted
    -   Impaired boaters lose their driver's licence and face all the
        consequences for impaired driving
    -   The maximum penalty for impaired driving causing death is life in
        prison

    arrive alive DRIVE SOBER(R) is in its 21st year of sharing information to
promote awareness about impaired driving risks, penalties and prevention
strategies.

    Visit www.arrivealive.org to find out more.
    





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For further information: Media Contact: Anne Leonard - (416) 578-4829


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