CJ104 Crime of the Week
Impaired driving, either by alcohol or drugs, contributes to 40% of all collisions resulting in serious injury and fatal motor vehicle accidents in New Brunswick. Drivers with a level of between 0.05 and 0.08 could lose their licence for seven days and higher levels will result in more severe penalties. Road safety is of paramount importance and a very high priority of law enforcement. Law enforcement encourages anyone who suspects they are witnessing an impaired driver or someone driving unsafely on our roads, report this immediately. Don't let that driver ruin the life of someone else.
All too often we read or hear about a child left alone inside a vehicle for a short period of time while their parent makes a quick errand which can result in serious consequences. With the arrival of warm weather, parents are reminded they should never leave a child in a vehicle alone for any length of time. Pets are also victims of unwise decisions. Remember, the inside of your vehicle can get very hot in a matter of minutes and heat exhaustion, heat stroke, brain damage and even death can result. Don't just think that one minute errand will be safe for your children or your pets when you are gone. Play it safe, leave your pet cool and refreshed at home.
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