Reckless TTC Driving


Sarah Demille Writes about Reckless TTC Drivers – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Sarah Demille - March 24, 2010

Sarah DeMille
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A TTC driver who had her license suspended Friday will have the suspension lifted at 4 p.m. this afternoon pending an ongoing TTC and police investigation.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was pulled over on Dawes Road near Danforth Avenue Friday afternoon after rider complaints that her driving was erratic. Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Kevin Carrington has said that the driver was suspended for three days without pay.

When given a roadside breathalyzer test, the driver was found not to be over the legal limit, however, it was found that she had consumed enough alcohol to test the range of .05 to .08, justifying a 72-hour license suspension.

According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, a blood alcohol level concentration over .05 has the potential to decrease a driver’s ability to determine colours, depth, and motion, as well as a decreased ability, perform simple motor functions and create a slower reaction time in incidents.

“The TTC doesn’t condone any form of intoxication from any of our employees. Public intoxication and driving intoxicated is against the law, and we conduct our business as such,” Carrington said.

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