Ontario drivers worry legal pot will impact road safety
The Canadian Automobile Association says nearly four in every five Ontario drivers surveyed are concerned about the impact legalizing marijuana will have on road safety.
A poll of 1,000 drivers _ commissioned by the CAA South Central Ontario and conducted by Ipsos _ found that 77 per cent of respondents are concerned about marijuana legalization on July 1, 2018.
And nearly three-quarters of respondents said public education about the issue is an important aspect of legalization.
The majority of respondents also believe there will be an increase in the frequency of marijuana-impaired driving.
Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca has previously said proposed changes to Ontario's road safety laws would align drug and alcohol impaired driving offences across the province.
The new legislation would also increase penalties for drivers who fail or refuse to provide a sample for a roadside tes
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.
Kirill Maksimov enjoyed a four point night while Johnny Corneil and Ben Jones each scored a pair in the IceDogs 6-3 Friday night win in Erie. With the win, Niagara has now secured home ice advantage in their first round playoff series with Oshawa.
Johnny Corneil scored the overtime winner exactly half-way through the extra period as the IceDogs prevailed 3-2 over visiting Hamilton for Niagara's fifth win in six meetings versus the Bulldogs. Stephen Dhillon was also big stopping 41 shots for the IceDogs fifth straight victory.