In a StatsCan release Thursday, the federal number crunchers said police reported more than 90,000 impaired-driving incidents in Canada in 2011, an increase of 3,000 from the previous year.
The rate of impaired driving was 262 per 100,000 population, two per cent higher than in 2010 and the fourth increase in five years, StatsCan reported. Before 2007, the impaired driving rate had been on a steady decline since the mid-1980s.
However, data showed the rates of impaired driving causing death or bodily harm per 100,000 was at its lowest rate in 25 years in 2011.
Experts will undoubtedly wonder about the trend. Is it due to better police enforcement as society sees impaired driving as a more serious offence, or have weRead More »from Impaired driving rates rise for fourth time in five years but it’s not clear why