October 1, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Police in Newfoundland and Labrador will be able to pull over drivers without having to give a reason beginning Friday.
Legislative changes made to the Highway Traffic Act to address safety on the province’s highways come into effect Oct. 1.
Government Services Minister Kevin O’Brien said it’s part of an effort to crack down on impaired driving.
“We brought that forward because the police were having a problem in regards to having a specific item to pull a driver over, had to be visual and if you didn’t have a specific item to pull them over and they were impaired or under the influence of drugs, or whatever, there is a perception that it wouldn’t hold up in court,” O’Brien said Thursday.
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