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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 61 The Canada Safety Council prepared a chart showing provincial and territorial countermeasures related to driver BAC. Some of these measures are outside the Criminal Code, while others supplement the provisions of the Criminal Code by imposing additional measures under provincial and territorial jurisdiction. Not included are measures taken after an individual is convicted of a criminal offence related to impaired driving, such as long-term licence suspensions. Some provincial/territorial sanctions are also not included, such as vehicle impoundment. Most jurisdictions require a zero BAC for novice drivers. The high incidence of drinking and driving in the 19 to 21 age group indicates that some see alcohol consumption as a restriction that is removed when a permanent licence is obtained. The Future Despite the progress that has been made over the past 20 years, impaired driving is a complex problem with no simple solutions. The current administrative and criminal sanctions provide a well thought-out mix of effectiveness, efficiency and severity. Building on this, STRID takes a multi-faceted approach in its strategy and objectives for 2010. STRIDʼs national target for 2010 is a 30 per cent decrease in the average number of road users killed and seriously injured during the 2008-2010 period compared to 1996-2001 figures. The focus is on hardcore drinking drivers, new/young drivers, social drinkers, and first sanctioned drivers with recommendations in several categories including education and awareness, policing, legislation, rehabilitation, and evaluation. © 2006 Canada Safety Council http://www.safety-council.org (...Drunk Driving - Progress and Problems continued)

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