RCMP Driving Course Lets You Experience The Effects of Impaired Driving

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A new driving course set up by the RCMP will let you experience impaired driving for yourself.

The safe driving education event, hosted by the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD), challenges participants of all ages to navigate a pedal cart while ‘under the influence’ of fatal vision goggles.

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Goggles, pedals, and a driving course will help educate folks to the effects of impairment.

“We look forward to meeting you,” says Constable Tristan Williams of the UFVRD.

“Experience the frightening effects of impairment to vision and decision making when skills while operating a vehicle”.

The event takes place at Cultus Lake Go-Kart Track (4088 Columbia Valley Highway) on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019.

Back in December, Canada’s stricter drunk driving laws come into effect. The new rules increased penalties for drunk driving and allow police to enforce mandatory breathalyzer tests.

Under the new rules, maximum penalties for many alcohol-impaired driving offences are being i creased to 10 years. The prior maximum was 5 years. Likewise, any driver caught driving under the influence would face a mandatory minimum fine of $2,000.

In BC, the fine for excessive speeding ranges from $368 to $483.

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