We all know that drinking and driving is a big no-no.
Drinking can severely impair decision making skills and reflexes which in-turn can cause injuries to the driver and others. So we definitely shouldn’t drink and drive, but should it be OK to drink and canoe?
Fox reports that, “Canada is planning to amend a current Criminal Code that allows officers to ticket or penalize canoeists for operating their boating equipment under the influence of alcohol.”
The reason for the potential upcoming changes are due to the 2018 legalization of marijuana in Canada. At the moment, they are, “reevaluate(ing) the country’s impaired driving laws.”
Currently, officers in Canada can ticket drunk boaters like canoeists, kayakers, rafters or anyone in similar vehicles just like how a person operating a motorized vehicle would be.
A person operating a canoe while drunk can have their drivers license suspended and even have their car impounded.
What’s funny though is that somebody with their license suspended can still go out for a ride in their canoe. The article mentions how, “Canada doesn’t require a license for small water-faring vessels.”
What do you think? Should Canadian officers be allowed to ticket people for operating their canoe while drunk or do you think that drunk canoeing should be ignored?
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