Not even the Luck of the Irish can protect you against the consequences of impaired driving. Be sure to plan ahead this St. Patrick's Day for a sober ride home.
Potential Insurance Ramifications
- If you are impaired in an accident you are NOT COVERED FOR THE COLLISION TO YOUR OWN CAR
- A car accident combined with an impaired driving charge will result in HUGE rate increases on insurance, as a client you would be deemed high risk. Think $500-$600 monthly!
- An impaired driving conviction stays on your driving record and insurance record for three years. Think $500-$600 monthly, and multiply that by three!
Between 1,350 and 1,600 people are killed and more than 68,500 are injured in impaired driving crashes in Canada annually.
Every impaired driving crash, death and injury is preventable. We can all help make our roads and communities safer by calling the police if we see a driver we suspect is impaired.
You play an important role in helping police take impaired drivers off the roads. If you see an impaired driver, take the following steps:
- Call 911
- State your location
- Provide a description of the vehicle:
- Licence plate number of the vehicle
- Colour of the vehicle
- Make and Model of the vehicle
- Inform the authorities of the direction the vehicle is travelling
- Provide a description of the driver
Enjoy yourself this St. Patrick's Day, but if you plan to drink remeber to be prepared, designate a sober driver, walk home (if possible), or call a cab.