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Impaired driving

It doesn't take much alcohol to impair your driving — just because you've only had a couple of drinks doesn't mean you're okay to drive.


Each year, we support enhanced police enforcement to help prevent impaired driving through CounterAttack awareness campaigns in July and December.

We want to help drivers plan for a safe ride home before they start drinking so our roads are safer for everyone. We promote this message through advertising, social media and information at golf courses and sports venues throughout the year.

If your activities involve alcohol, make a plan before you head out. Arrange for a designated driver, call a taxi, take transit or call a sober friend.

Is a night out worth the rest of your life?

Don't Drink and Drive: in Song  by filmmaker Kenny Chow won best music in ICBC's 180 Video contest. More films by B.C. youth about risky drivingexternal link

Don't gamble with your car insurance

If you drive over the legal alcohol limit or under the influence of drugs, you may not be covered under your Basic Autoplan insurance.

If you crash while driving impaired, you’re likely in breach of your insurance policy. That means you could be personally responsible for 100 per cent of the costs if you damage someone else’s property or injure them.

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Facts & Tips

Did you know?
About 31 per cent of car crash fatalities are related to impaired driving.