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The Traffic Safety (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act, 2018, SS 2018, c.45, and The Miscellaneous Vehicle and Driving Statutes (Cannabis Legislation) Amendment Act, 2018, SS 2018, c.21, are now in force in Saskatchewan. According to the government’s news release, these amendments include stronger penalties for drug-impaired drivers and for impaired drivers who transport children.
According to the news release:
As of Sept. 1, zero tolerance for drug impairment will apply to all drivers. Zero tolerance means that drivers should not get behind the wheel with any level of impairing drugs in their system detectable by a federally-approved screening device, or a standardized field sobriety test. The province has also updated legislation and regulations so that tough administrative penalties that impaired drivers in Saskatchewan faced under existing legislation will also apply to anyone charged under three new federal drug-impaired driving laws (http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/sidl-rlcfa/index.html).
CBC also reported on the amendments, including possible court challenges to the effectiveness of the testing machines.