TORONTO, April 29, 2019 / CNW / – Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. Canadacausing the deaths of hundreds of people and thousands of preventable injuries. The government of Canada provides police services with access to new technologies, more resources and training to detect and prosecute impaired drivers. Our roads will remain safer if the offending drivers are at greater risk of being arrested and suffering the harsh consequences of their crime.
Today, the Honorable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, announced funding of $ 17 million over five years for projects in Canada. Ontario who will support the front-line police. Projects include standard field sobriety testing (SST) training and Expert Drug Recognition (ERD) assessment; the establishment of specialists responsible for new training and development and the purchase of approved drug testing devices.
In addition, funding will be used to develop standardized practices for data collection and reporting that will be used to analyze trends, identify gaps, and provide an accurate picture of drug-impaired driving activities in the province and across the country. in Canada. Funding is part of the $ 81 million announced by the Government of Canada Canada for the provinces and territories to support road safety and public safety activities.
Minister Blair also unveiled the next stage of the awareness campaign Do not drive frozen of the Government of Canada which highlights the risks associated with driving under the influence of cannabis and other drugs. Canadians will be able to see advertisements in public spaces, on social media, on television and in movies.
"Too many Canadians continue to risk their lives and those of others while driving under the influence of cannabis or other drugs. The actions we take give police officers the tools, training and resources they need to detect impaired drivers, take them off the road and keep our communities safe. With Canada's new impaired driving laws and new tools for front-line police officers, impaired drivers will be arrested and have serious legal consequences. Do not drive frozen.
– The Honorable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction
"Impaired driving is a dangerous criminal act that will not be tolerated in Ontario. Driving while impaired by alcohol or cannabis puts you in opposition to the vast majority of your fellow citizens who take their safety and that of others seriously. The police are on the front lines of the fight to make our roads safe and our government will continue to support them in this vital work. "
– The honorable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General of theOntario
"Impaired driving affects everyone. Whether you use cannabis, illegal drugs, prescriptions or over-the-counter medications, the devastating consequences are the same. We fully support the partnership between the Government of Canada and the province ofOntario. They will provide more resources for police services to deal with these dangerous drivers. We encourage Canadians to consider the Do not Drive Freeze message and stay safe. "
– Andrew Murie, Chief Executive Officer, MADD Canada
The facts in brief
- Of Canadians who report using cannabis, 28% reported driving a vehicle under the influence of this drug.
- There are more than 14,400 TNS trained staff across the country. Canada (November 2018) and 935 certified ERDs (1st February 2019).
- As part of this agreement, theOntario aims to train 1,955 agents for TNS in 2018-2019 and up to 6,700 over three years, which will increase the percentage of trained front-line officers to 50 percent.
- The awareness campaign will continue to engage young Canadians and leverage partnerships with other levels of government and organizations working together to achieve the same goal of eliminating drug-impaired driving on Canada's roads.
SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
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