(888) 862-9788 Follow Us On Twitter 'Like' Us On Facebook Subscribe To Our Feed
The Cost of Drinking and Driving
Posted by The Breathalyzer Team on 8/31/2011 to Canadian Law

So you’ve come to the end of the night. You know you shouldn’t drive; you’ve had too much to drink. You check your pockets; you have the remaining $40.00 and your car keys. You look at the $40 and realize it’s all you have left. Cab costs are through the roof right now. Before you even drive anywhere the starting meter is around $5.00, it’s easily gonna cost you $25.00 and what about the late night stop at McDonalds. That would leave you with nothing. Well you decide to drive. Here is the reality of costs associated with drinking and driving:

Lets assume this is a first offense,

  • (over 0.08%) One-year suspension and a $600.00 fine
  • Lawyer fees $5000.00
  • The 6 month remedial program $475.00 (before taxes)
  • The cost of public transportation All in all the first year of your charge will cost you an average of $10,000.00

    After your year of suspension is over and driving priveliges have been re-instated:

  • Insurance premiums are raised by $7000.00 a year, jumping from approximately $3000.00 to $10,000.00 (approximately $850.00 a month)
  • The ignition interlock device will cost you approximately $100.00 a month, equally $1200.00 a year

    So there is the reality, the $40.00 you just tried to save, just cost you about $20,000.00. That is just the basic cost to boot, save yourself the aggravation, keep the Bactrack S80 on hand. The money spent, could be the money saved.

  •  
    Add Comment
    Name 
    Email 
    Body 
     

     Product News
     Canadian Law
     General Information

     Fuel Cell Versus Semiconductor Technology
     Did You Know...
     *NEW* Alberta DUI Law Update
     Interlock Devices vs. Handheld Devices
     Toronto High School Implements Compulsory Breathalyzer Test Before Entering Prom
     Alberta Strengthens Drunk Driving Laws With New Bill Effective July 1st, 2012
     BC's Amended DUI Law Back In Full Swing June 15th, 2012
     DUI Laws Across Canada
     Metabolisms - Men vs Women
     Could Canada Be Next To Follow In France's Footsteps?

     November 2012
     September 2012
     July 2012
     June 2012
     May 2012
     April 2012
     March 2012
     February 2012
     November 2011
     October 2011
     September 2011
     August 2011
     February 2011
     December 2010
     November 2010
     September 2010
     July 2010
     February 2010
     January 2010