is a serious offence with complex legal and technical issues, as well as significant penalties if you’re convicted. Learn what to expect if you’re charged with impaired driving.
BC and Canada both have impaired driving laws.
Both BC and Canada have laws against driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Often, only the BC law applies. Sometimes, federal law (the Criminal Code) applies instead of — or in addition to — BC law.
It’s not a crime to drive with some alcohol or drugs in your body. But it is a criminal offence to drive if your ability to drive is even slightly impaired due to alcohol or drugs.
This information focuses on drinking and driving.
In BC, if your blood-alcohol level is over .05, there are legal consequences. (This level means you have 50 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood.) If you have been drinking, don’t drive — take a taxi, bus, call a friend or phone a designated driver service for a safe ride.
Use a Designated Driver Service when you should not be driving but need to get somewhere with your vehicle. We send 2 drivers in one car to where you and your vehicle are. One driver drives you home in your vehicle and the other driver follows. This gets you and your vehicle home safe and sound and protects all others on the road.
THE BEST WAY TO BOOK A SAFE RIDE is to phone 604-757-5900 and speak with a dispatcher. Switchboard opens at 11AM daily.
You can also book using our online booking form BUT PLEASE BE AWARE your reservation is NOT CONFIRMED until a dispatcher finds your reservation and phones you back. Since a phone call is required, why not phone our dispatcher first?
You can also book by downloading our APP and filling in the ride request form.
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