CAA-Québec calls for tougher Highway Code revision

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Record staff
Staff Writer

CAA-Quebec is endorsing measures proposed by the ­Quebec government to update the Highway Safety Code, but questions the lack of administrative penalties for drinking and driving with a blood alcohol content above 0.05 and the maintenance of the status quo in terms of demerit points for distracted driving. In a communiqué released Wednesday, CAA-Québec Vice-president of communications Sophie Gagnon says, "Administrative penalties for levels between 0.05 and 0.08, such as a 24-hour license suspension, are in effect in every other Canadian province and it's very clear, they work! They save saves lives and avoid tragedies. It is time for us to move forward as well.” See full story in the Thursday, Feb. 8th edition of The Record.

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