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It's about time!

Posted By: Barry Morgan · 1/16/2013 7:21:00 PM

It's about time!

Quebec's justice minister is telling prosecutors to crack down on drunk drivers who are repeat offenders and it's about time.

The proposal includes a provision where the courts will be asked to confiscate the vehicles belonging to repeat offenders. Effectively, the province wants the courts to be more severe.

Under the proposal, the province wants the courts to have the power to permanently seize the vehicles belonging to anyone who has had at least three convictions for driving drunk. It's about time.

Why anyone would oppose this kind of measure is a mystery to me.

For years, we've been wringing our hands about what else can be done to rid the roads of drunk drivers. Maybe you think a drunk driver will still manage to get their hands on a set of car keys. Maybe. But it would be a lot more difficult.

This may not be a perfect solution, but it's a good start.

And while we're at it, why not have the province tell the courts to be more severe, much more severe, with the jail sentences they issue.

It's about sending messages and saving lives.

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