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MADD says it's time Canada caught up with lower drink and drive limit

The federal government is considering making a change to the criminal code by lowering the legal alcohol limit for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05, which MADD Canada said is a major step in the right direction.

Federal government to consider lowering legal alcohol limit for drivers

The driver at the centre of a case heard in Yorkton Provincial Court said she had been drinking the night before a morning drive, but had felt fine and was driving cautiously the next day, despite a roadside screening test showing her blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. (iStock)

The Federal government is looking at a change to the legal alcohol limit for drivers.  

Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced Tuesday she is considering lowering the legal alcohol limit for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 milligrams.

However, MADD Canada has been asking the federal government make this change for quite sometime and told CBC News it's time for Canada to catch up with the rest of the world.

Listen to The Morning Edition interview with Robert Solomon, the director of legal policy for MADD Canada.

The federal government is considering making a change to the criminal code by lowering the legal alcohol limit for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05. 6:00