Alcohol limit to 0.05: a step in the right direction, according to the mother of a victim

News 9 August, 2017
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    SHAWINIGAN | If the minister of Justice in Ottawa decides to go ahead with his idea of lowering it to 50 mg per liter of blood, the rate of alcohol allowed to take the wheel, she will certainly have the support of Lise Lebel of the Fondation Katherine Beaulieu.

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    The woman Shawinigan calls for zero tolerance and therefore considers that it would be a step in the right direction. “0.05 people will further question on the number of drinks they have taken before taking the wheel”, believes Ms. Lebel.

    Lise Lebel, who created his foundation in honor of his daughter, who had died in an accident involving a woman driver in a state of intoxication, however, recognized that the imposition of a limit to 0.05 would not have had a deterrent effect.

    Anyway, Ms. Lebel intends to continue its activities of awareness and education to prevent impaired driving.

    She worries about the effects that the adoption of the law on the legalization of marijuana. Already, according to her, the young 21 years of age and under have the tendency to turn to drugs, because they are subject to a prohibition of consuming even a drop of alcohol before getting behind the wheel.