Saskatchewan drivers will have to plan a safe ride home, if they intend on having a few drinks.
New impaired driving laws, as well as distracted driving rules, took effect New Year’s Day.
A first-time offenders vehicle will be suspended for 3-days if they have a blood-alcohol level greater than point zero four, and those who have a blood-alcohol content of point one-six or more face a mandatory installation of an ignition interlock system.
Drivers 21 and under are in the category of zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol.
For cellphones, it is now illegal to be holding, viewing, and texting while driving, but the exception to the rule is a hands-free device.