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Need a source? New zero-tolerance blood-alcohol law

Need a source? New zero-tolerance blood-alcohol law

New zero-tolerance blood-alcohol law likely to help curb impaired-driving rates: research scientist​

New legislation proposed by the Ontario government for zero blood-alcohol levels in drivers age 21 and under is a very positive development from a traffic-safety perspective, according to an expert at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), who points to research in other jurisdictions indicating that such moves reduce collisions and fatalities.

Available for interview:

Dr. Robert Mann, Senior Scientist, CAMH Social, Prevention and Health Policy Research.

• Effectiveness of legislation on drinking and driving trends/frequency

• Promoting responsible alcohol use and controlling the harms associated with drinking

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:

Kirk LeMessurier, CAMH Media Relations
C (416) 458-1251
E kirk_lemessurier@camh.net

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in addiction and mental health. CAMH transforms the lives of people impacted by mental health and addiction by integrating clinical care, scientific research, education, policy development and health promotion.

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