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National Impaired Driving Prevention Week 2022

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week is designated as the third week of March each year.

Impaired driving – by alcohol or drugs – remains the single most factor in serious crashes across this country.

In Fredericton last year (2021), there were on average 18 impaired-related calls per month, including criminal charges, refusals and license suspensions.

In total there were 130 impaired convictions, 11 refusals, and 75 suspensions in 2021.

That is 216 opportunities for serious injury, or death, caused by a completely preventable action.

Consequences for impaired driving in NB can range anywhere from a $1000 fine or a 7-day suspension, to jail time for multiple offenses, or worse, taking a life in a collision.  

For more information, visit our partners at MADD Canada.