New zero-alcohol limit for Ontario’s roads

On July 26, young drivers across Ontario woke up to a new zero-alcohol limit for the province’s roads.

Effective Aug. 1, the new law states that drivers aged 21 and under found registering any blood alcohol concentration level will automatically lose their license for 24 hours, possibly face an additional fine of $60 to $500 and suffer a 30 day license suspension.

To date, fully licensed Ontario drivers have been permitted to have small amounts of alcohol in their system.