Ignition Interlock

There are about 15,000 drinking and driving convictions recorded in Ontario. Approximately, three-quarters of convicted drinking drivers are first-time offenders.
In an effort to curb drinking and driving the Ontario government introduced tough measures against drinking and driving. These include increased suspension periods for repeat offenders, a mandatory assessment and education or treatment program, and increased fines and vehicle impoundment for those who continue to drive while suspended.
In addition, in 2001, Ontario introduced its Ignition Interlock Program. As of December 23, 2001, individuals who commit an impaired driving offence under the Criminal Code of Canada and are subsequently convicted are subject to this program.