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Thursday, May 22, 2014

NDP Calling For Crackdown On Impaired Drivers

NDP Fredericton North candidate Brian Duplessis is calling for a crack-down on drug use among drivers. Duplessis says it's especially important given the trend toward legalizing marijuana.

The NDP also wants tougher penalties for repeat impaired drivers, including automatic license suspensions for failed tests, mandatory alcohol interlocks for any drunk driving conviction, and stiffer fines the more convictions you have.

According to a MADD study, one-third of young Canadians think driving stoned is safer than driving drunk.