Here’s How Impaired Driving Will Impact You Financially in Halton


In Canada, laws against impaired driving have been in effect since 1925.

Despite warnings, impaired driving still occurs in the Halton Region.

According to a recent police news release, Halton officers responded to eight incidents of impaired driving from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11 alone.

Halton Police are warning residents about the financial impacts impaired driving can have on a person.

Here’s how impaired driving will impact you financially in Halton.

According to police, the legal costs of impaired driving are estimated to be between $2,000 and $10,000, a ‘Criminal Code Fine’ will cost about $1,000, a ‘Back on Track’ program costs around $578, a ‘Licence Reinstatement Fee’ will cost about $150, it is estimated that a person’s insurance will increase to approximately $15,000, and an ‘Ignition Interlock’ will cost about $1,800.

Overall, impaired driving will cost a Halton resident an estimated $18,500 at a minimum.

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