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The Canadian Press canvassed police forces and provincial and territorial Crowns across the country and while some said it was too early to provide data, others said initial numbers and anecdotal impressions suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise.
Kyla Lee, a Vancouver-based lawyer who wants to file a court challenge of the Drager test once it’s used on a driver who wishes to dispute it, said she hadn’t heard of it being used anywhere yet.
“I was worried when the law changed … that this sort of panic around cannabis-impaired driving was going to lead to a number of false arrests and bad investigations. That’s not what I’ve been seeing,” she said.
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âIf youâre convicted of something like impaired driving, distracted driving or excessive speeding youâll notice increases of 20% for both ICBC premiums and penalty amounts. Acumenâs Kyla Lee questions these changes as she fears this will create a 2 tiered system with these harsher penalties really hurting those with lower incomes.â Listen to the clip for more.