Too many Canadian medical experts say the goverments do not address a major public-health problem: the overprescribing of opioids that has led to an epidemic of drug abuse and overdose deaths. Canada ranks as the world’s second-highest per capita consumer of opioids. In Ontario alone, more than 500 people die each year from opioids, exceeding motor vehicle deaths, according to the provincial coroner’s office.
Road rage blamed as car sails off cliff Toronto Star – rage are believed to be the catalysts that sent a woman plunging 25 metres over a cliff and into the Humber River Saturday.
I total agree with this law on condition the same test be administered also to all working civil and public servants, senators, politicians in the house of commons as well..If you can’t drive effectively while impaired, drunk neither can you do your job effectively as well.
This is no more absurd than the New Project that hopes to slash the actual Edmonton residential car speed limits . The speed limit will plunge as low as 30 km/h in some Edmonton neighborhoods next year as the city continues to wage its war on all lead-footed drivers. A committee of council members gave administration the green light to get to work on the pilot project. It will see the top speed hopefully lowered to between 30 km/h and 40 km/h on residential streets in three to five neighborhoods for a period of six months for some people the current 50 km/h top speed is too high for their neighborhood streets, It’s a mostly a quality of life issue for the people. The People want to feel safe. A quality of life issue mostly and not really a safety issue. It is cheaper to buy then some medical pills to help them to feel better though. The reduced speed would not apply to major arterial roadways for now ?. The current top speed is unacceptable to some local people, especially when the police generally don’t start issuing tickets until a motorist is driving at least 10 km/h above the posted limit. “We need to do something to catch people’s attention,” But still the upfront cost of lowering the limit on all neighborhood streets would be in the millions of dollars, yes “a staggering amount.” That would include the cost of new signs, photo enforcement equipment, municipal, court overheads. Most if not all of the costs may be offset by increased ticket revenue. Don’t forget the freebie, the increase of profits for the insurance firms with every police traffic ticket now issued as well. These desired residential speed reductions are not effective unless they are enforced. Edmonton Police Chief Mike Boyd recently vowed to devote all possible resources to crack down on excessive speeding in the city after officers issued an average of almost one ticket per minute in their latest 24-hour speeding blitz. Generating thousands of dollars. It is still better and cheaper to buy the complaining residents some medical pills to help them to “feel better” though.