The health unit and the government of Ontario is reminding that young drivers caught doing drugs and driving will get more than a fine.

July 1st in Ontario saw the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy for driving after doing drugs, what that means is that new drivers and drivers 21 and under must have no cannabis in their bloodstream.

Police have the ability to test for drugs in your system with an oral screening device, and if they discover that if a young person is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, that young person could face criminal charges and a 3-day license suspension on the first offence. A 7-day suspension and mandatory education program. The third offence will result in a 30-day suspension, mandatory treatment program, and the use of an ignition interlock device for at least six months.

Young or novice drivers that violate the zero-tolerance policy three or more times will have their license suspended and will be forced to retake any drivers tests