New laws around drinking and driving will come into effect later this month.
They include stiffer fines and mandatory roadside screening of drivers.
Federal Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould believes it will help keep our roads safer.
“These new impaired driving laws will make our roads safer and result in fewer road deaths and fewer Canadian families devastated by the effects of an impaired driver,” says Wilson-Raybould.
Wilson-Raybould estimates up to 50 per cent of impaired drivers are not being currently detected at roadside check stops.
Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair calls the new laws a game changer for police.
“What I want all Canadian drivers to understand is that the likelihood of getting caught should you make the criminal choice to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the likelihood of getting caught is about to increase exponentially,” says Blair.
The new laws take effect on December 18.