Jan 10, 2014 - SHORT MEMORY FOR IMPAIRED DRIVERS: MADD; NEW DATA SHOWS JUMP


New road fatality data shows Calgary motorists have a short memory when it comes to impaired-driving, warns an advocacy group.

In 2013, nine of 15 city drivers killed in vehicle crashes surpassed the legal boozing limit or tested positive for the major illicit drugs, according to figures compiled by the Chief Medical Examiner’s office.

With that criterion, Calgary saw a 45 per cent year-over-year spike in 2013 — although it’s comparable to what was reported in 2011. The precipitous drop in 2012 came at the same time Alberta rolled out some of country’s strictest impaired-driving laws.

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