Ontario: Young drivers face more restrictions with new law
Young drivers in Ontario will soon be facing new restrictions now that a government bill has passed in the provincial legislature.
The new rules impose a zero blood-alcohol limit for all Ontario drivers aged 21 and under.
But drivers aged 16 to 19 with a G2 licence won’t be limited to just one other teen in the vehicle.
The government put the brakes on that proposal following a public uproar on the social networking website Facebook.
More than 150,000 people joined the online protest and members of the legislature were inundated with complaints.
At the time, Premier Dalton McGuinty admitted he’d “stepped in it” with the restriction and joked that even his four grown children were giving him a hard time about it.