Designated Drivers Service Company, DD SERVICES/DD2U is the Ontario registered and trademarked name of a business in the province of Ontario, operating within an operational service area in the Region of Durham as a safe ride program provider, that is there as a safe alternative option as a another solution to impaired driving in Ontario. DD Service safe ride program personnel are assigned to try to place a safe preventable measure in place to try to help combat impaired driving on public streets and roadways within the Durham Regional area. Drinking and Driving impaired is a crime in Ontario!
DD Service's safe ride personnel listen to their client's and work with them to address their needs through innovative solutions. DD Services, DD2U, Designated Drivers Service Company assigns optional safe ride programs through out the Region of Durham operating as a Ontario business that is listed in Ontario as a safe ride program service provider! Getting our clients that are unable to get home safe! For whatever the reason at the time a client has requested the safe assignment of the safe ride program personnel of DD SERVICES, DD2U, Designated Drivers Service Company. 2010.
"Don't Drive Impaired!" It is a Crime!
DD SERVICES 2008 to 2017 Designated Drivers Service Company
If the use of one of DD Service's Safe Ride programs as a optional alternative solution to impaired driving only saves the life of one person today by us reaching out to the people of Ontario through our messages of not driving impaired in Ontario in the region of Durham that was all we asked for in the beginning of this in 2008. DD SERVICE - Designated Drivers Service Company - DD2U.
Designated Drivers Service Company. DD SERVICES/DD2U. 2010
.... founded in the Region of Durham in the province of Ontario in the year of 2008 by a group of independent security personnel as a driver's owners group. [ DOG ] They as a co-operation worked within the bar industry as security personnel for others in the Durham area. This newly formed group was looking for a way to help make their security assignments at the local bars easier when they were dealing with the nightly aftermath of impaired driving all the while seeing it each day on the job in the Durham Regional area. As with the new changes that came about in the year of 2010 with the new to the province of Ontario impaired driving laws, the changing policies of the new Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission, and now the Ontario Security Guard Act of 2005 that controlled their actions on the Security jobs in Ontario. They now looked as a group to find away to educate the public of the dangers of impaired driving through the use of a public safe ride program website and to try to educate the public of other alternative safe solutions to impaired driving in the Region of Durham. And to try to proactively offer another safe alternative solution, as an option as an recognized legal safe ride program provider. At that time many private clients requested this type of safe ride program, as clients now had the right to hire independently under the 2005 security guard act privately a replacement driver as an independent security guard under close personal protection (body guard ) under the 2005 Ontario Security Guard Act in Durham offering a safe ride program. A steering committee was formed for the company and a Ontario Master Business licensed business was registered in the province of Ontario as a business with the business activity listed as a safe ride Program provider. DD SERVICES is the trademarked name of DD Services, DD2U, Designated Drivers Service Company and was then at that time trademarked in Canada in 2010 and it is the registered name of a Ontario registered business offering a professional safe ride program service with the business activity listed as a safe ride program service provider. This business in the year of 2010 was registered in the province of Ontario as a registered business operating in the surrounding areas of the Durham Regional area offering to the public another alternative to impaired driving, hopefully to help combat drinking and driving on public streets or roadways in Ontario as a safe ride program service provider. This service provider was to offer safe professional service personnel to the public and private sector as a safe ride program service option, that hopefully was there to help prevent impaired driving within Region of Durham's community public streets and roadways. Allowing the public sector another safe option to drinking and driving while impaired, and saving lives and lifestyles of others through the actions of this public service business. The public has to start to try to understand that as Ontario laws stand on impaired driving. It is a crime to have care and control of a motor vehicle while under the influence and in a state of impairment. Impaired driving is a crime in Ontario. "Understand Impaired is Impaired!"
So what is your life, the lives of others, your safety too, and maybe your lifestyle really worth? Can you just stop for awhile to put a lifetime price on It? THINK about it! Don't Drink & Drive Impaired! As it is always the last thought on your mind, it's always so when your heading out for your night on the town as to how your getting home! It is always just an after thought? It always amazes us as how many people will call out, order food! But not to live? " Just a after thought!"
Designated Drivers Service Company. DD SERVICES/DD2U. Stop & Think use a SafeRide program option to Impaired Driving there are now other safe alternative solutions out there! Drinking and Driving is 100% preventable! Impaired is Impaired there is no turning back time?
The public has to understand that now as the laws stand within Ontario for DRINKING & DRIVING! "IMPAIRED DRIVING is a CRIME!"
Ontario drinking and driving laws state that at BAC. 0.05 you will lose your license for 3 days be fined and have your vehicle impounded for 7 days. If a attending officer of the law has stopped you while you are Drinking and have care and control of a motor vehicle while you are impaired in the province of Ontario. Your license is turned into the Dept. of Transportation for you to recover at a later date. You will than have been fined for a BAC. level of 0.05 while operating a motor vehicle. You will have received a warning had to pay a fine, also there is the lost of your drivers license for 3 days, and had to pay towing fees and also storage on your vehicle for the time your vehicle was impounded for by the towing company.
Ontario drinking and driving laws state that at a level of BAC. 0.08 and over you will be arrested by a attending officer and charged with impaired driving if you are in care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired, your vehicle will be impounded. You will lose your license for 90 days have to attend court on the charges of driving while impaired as it is a Crime! You will lose your driving rights within the province of Ontario. You at the time of being convicted of this Crime will have a criminal record as it is a Crime to Drive Drunk. Drinking and Driving is against the law within Ontario. "It will change your Lifestyle!"
" STOP & THINK! " This is NOW 2017 isn't it?
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"DRINKING and DRIVING Impaired Laws!" Know the Facts.
12 Myths : " Untruths & Myths about Drinking in an impaired state of mind! "
Alcohol collisions are still a major problem on our roadways and public streets. These collisions are because of all the misconceptions people have about drinking and driving. How many of these DUI. & DWI. myths have you heard before and thought to be true? "Know your Facts!"
Myth no.1: I know I won't get caught.
Fact: Police have stepped up on ride programs throughout Ontario. The minimum charge if caught with 0.05 in your bloodstream is a 3 day drivers license suspension, and your vehicle is impounded.
Myth no.2: One drink an hour is safe.
Fact: Perhaps one of the biggest myths of all, and the one that in believing it has caused the most damage to drivers who also enjoy social drinking is that a drink a hour will not impair you. So many people believe that if they pace their alcohol consumption and keep it at no more than one drink in an hour, they will be fine. This is simply not true! The legal limit is 0.08 or 80mg. It's a measure of how much alcohol is in the persons bloodstream. There are many factors which determine how fast alcohol will get into the bloodstream and how long it will stay there for. It is impossible to account for every single factor and many people are shocked when stopped and dumbfounded at the time only to discover they have been driving impaired, and are drunk driving!
The only way to know for sure that there is no alcohol in your bloodstream is to simply not have a alcoholic drink for at least 24 hours before you are going to drive or have care and control of a motor vehicle.
Myth no.3: Experienced drinkers have a higher alcohol tolerance.
Fact: While it is true that those who drink more heavily than the average seem to have a higher tolerance to the effects of alcohol. It has no bearing on what your blood alcohol concentration [BAC] will be.It may take a experienced drinker 4 or 5 drinks to feel the same effects as to what 1 or 2 drinks would have on a person that has less experience with alcohol. However, any amount of alcohol will begin to effect the persons reflexes and judgement. As well, even though the uninhibited feelings are not present, the alcohol in the persons bloodstream is still present, if alcohol has been consumed at the same level of [BAC] by both.
Myth no.4: Larger people with more body mass can handle their alcohol better so they can still drive, while having had more to drink than those with less body mass or weight.
Fact: Although body size, sex, and how much alcohol you had to drink on average are all factors in what determines if you are "drunk" or in an impaired state, any alcoholic drink will begin to deter your motor skills, slow your judgement and blur your vision. Any alcoholic drink you drink or take regardless of your size will make it extremely dangerous for yourself and most likely you will be considered drunk driving, if you are in care and control of a motor vehicle.
Myth no.5: Drink Coffee, Caffeine will sober you up.
Fact: Caffeine may help with drowsiness, but it doesn't counteract the effect of alcohol on decision-making or coordination. The body needs time to metabolize (breakdown) alcohol and even more time for it to return to normal from the effects of alcohol. There are no quick cures-only time will help.
Myth no.6: If I get some food in my system after I drink, I'll be fine to drive.
Fact: Although you should eat with or before you drink alcohol, food won't reduce your blood alcohol level. Time is the only cure to get alcohol out of your system.
Myth no.7: If I just drink beer and no wine or hard liquor, I will be able to drive home.
Fact: Just one 12 ounce beer has as much alcohol in it as about 5 ounces of wine and about 1 shot of hard liquor (1 shot of whiskey or vodka 1.5 ounces). No matter what kind of alcohol you are drinking, and you are driving it's dangerous to be behind a wheel, when you are in care and control of a motor vehicle.
Myth no.8: When I've been drinking and decide to drive, I drive slowly on all roads.
Fact: Drunk driving is not safe at all speeds, all times, and on all roads. Driving to slow also can be hazardous. Police patrols are always on the road and in search of drunk drivers in care and control of motor vehicles while driving drunk of public roadways and streets.
Myth no.9: If I get pulled over, I know plenty of ways to trick a breathalyzer into believing I am not drunk, such as holding my breath or by using a mouthwash.
Fact: There is no way to trick the breathalyzer. Have a realistic plan for transportation prior to consuming alcohol. If your out and drinking alcohol plan to use an alternative transportation service to drinking and driving. There are other options out there, use an alternative transportation service a safe ride program.
Myth no.10: You can drive as long as you are not slurring words or acting erratically.
Fact: The skills and coordination needed for driving are compromised long before the obvious signs of intoxication are visible. In addition, the sedative effects of alcohol, combined with the late night hours, place you at a much greater risk of nodding off or losing your attention behind the wheel, while you have care and care of a motor vehicle when you drink and drive. It is still drunk driving!
Myth no.11: I always smoke marijuana, and drive and I'm fine?
Fact: Numerous studies have shown that stoned drivers can be every bit as dangerous as drunk drivers. Depending on what you've smoked, swallowed or injected, drug impairment ranges from slow reflexes, flawed depth perception to hallucinations and seizures. And if you've been mixing alcohol and drugs, and are tired from partying all night, this combination can be even deadlier. New legislation now allows police to test drivers for drug impairment and charge those that refuse to provide blood, saliva or urine samples. If the attending police officer believes you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time, while in care and control of a motor vehicle within public streets and roadways, whether impaired through the use of alcohol, and or being impaired by drugs while driving impaired use of one or both is still a crime!
Myth no.12: How many times have you heard this? Beer before liquor, never been sicker, Liquor before beer you're in the clear!
Fact: A alcoholic drink is a alcoholic drink any combination and any amount you choose to consume can make you sick. Consuming more alcohol than the body can metabolize (breakdown) is alcohol poisoning, if your alcohol level in your bloodstream is higher than your body can metabolize you have poisoned yourself and will be sick until your body can recover from this alcoholic overdose. Yes there is alcohol poisoning!
Facts... Alcohol, Drugs, & Driving Impaired.
Every year in the Province of Ontario, thousands of people operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and or other drugs which impair their ability to drive safely. This has become a very serious concern now because impaired driving significantly increases the risk of motor vehicle collisions that result in injuries and/or fatalities. In the Province of Ontario from 2005 to 2015 hundreds of people were killed in alcohol and/or drug related road crashes that were 100% preventable!
What Causes Impairment
Most commonly, impairment is caused by the use of alcohol and other drugs. While alcohol is the most prevalent drug involved in impaired driving, other drugs are well known to cause impairment, including over-the counter medications, recreational drugs and other illegal narcotics. Impairment can also be caused by a wide range of factors including stress , fatigue, fitness, and other physical, mental and emotional conditions at different times.
How Impairment Affects Your Ability to Drive
Alcohol and drugs can make it more difficult to react, judge distances and make important decisions. While under the influence, you may find it harder to steer, stay in your own lane or apply the brakes. You become much more impaired when you use two or more drugs. And the combined effects of even a little alcohol and drugs can be much greater than the effect of either one alone.
How Alcohol and Drug Impairment is Determined or Measured
Police officers are trained to recognize signs of driver impairment. Examples can include erratic driving, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and unsteady balance. If an officer has reasonable suspicion to believe a driver may be under the influence, he or she can require the driver perform certain coordination tests, submit to an evaluation, or provide samples for analysis. Failure to comply with these requests can itself be an offence.
In the case of alcohol, an officer with reasonable and probable grounds can demand a driver to take a breath-test to determine Blood Alcohol Content [BAC]. Depending on the circumstances, the test may be taken at the roadside and/or at the Police station. Administrative sanctions and/or criminal charges may result, impaired driving is a Crime.
In the case of drugs, an officer with reasonable and probable grounds can demand a driver to submit to an evaluation and/or provide samples of blood, oral fluid and/or urine. Samples can be analyzed to indicate the presence of a drug at prescribed impairment levels. Depending on circumstances, administrative sanctions and/or criminal charges may result from these actions at the time of evaluation of drug use while driving impaired.
What is Blood Alcohol Content
When alcohol is consumed, it becomes absorbed into the bloodstream. The amount of alcohol in the bloodstream is measured in milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, this is called Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). For example, a person with 20mg of alcohol per 100mg of blood would have a BAC of 20mg% or, more commonly written as " 0.02 per BAC " or simply " 0.02 BAC " In Ontario it is a illegal to have care and control of a motor vehicle with a " BAC " alcohol level of 0.05 or more.
As blood flows through the body, it releases alcohol into the lungs in proportion to it's content in the blood. When a person takes a deep breath, they exhale alcohol from their lungs which is in proportion to their BAC. Thus, BAC can be determined by measuring breath alcohol using a testing device to measure the alcohol within the human bodies blood stream and at the same time determine what is a safe and legal BAC level to safely operate a motor vehicle, that is what a attending officer will use to judge if you are at the time driving impaired and have care and control of a motor vehicle when drinking and driving.
At 0.15 BAC your likelihood of being in a collision where Somebody dies increases by more than 65 times!
The Factors That Can Affect a Person's BAC
There are many factors that can affect a person's BAC to greater or lesser extents. However, the most commonly significant factors are are listed and explained below.
Keep in mind that the explanations are meant to give you the public some understanding about the relationship between alcohol and the human body. These factors are not mutually exclusive from one another, and the information provided here represents an average and should not be applied literally to any given person. Each person's body and experience with alcohol is different.
.... Consumption (amount of alcohol):
The volume and concentration of alcohol consumed. The greater the amount of alcohol consumed (volume x concentration ), the greater the BAC.
.... Time (period of time, rate of consumption):
The time period during which the alcohol was consumed, as well as the rate at which it was consumed; and the amount of time for the alcohol to be absorbed into the blood, and it takes time for it to be eliminated as well.
.... Absorption Rate:
The rate at which alcohol is absorbed into your blood. For many people, it takes about half a hour to absorb the alcohol in one standard alcohol drink. Absorption can increase (and raise BAC more quickly) when : you drink on an empty stomach : you have other substances in your system when you drink (e.g. caffeine, some medications, etc)
.... Water Content (lean body mass):
Once alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, it dissolves into water throughout the body. the more "diluted" (less concentrated) the blood alcohol content (BAC) will be; and therefore, the less it may affect the brain and nervous system. Some sub-factors are listed below:
Generally speaking, more a person weights, the more water content the body has. Thus, after one standard alcohol drink - keeping all other factors the same - a 75 kg (165 lb,) person will generally have a higher BAC level than a 90 kg (198 lb.) person.
Anatomy (fat content versus muscle content):
Fat tissue does not absorb alcohol. Alcohol will be absorbed into other tissues which are rich in water such as muscle. If two people weighting 90kg. one a tall thin person and the other a small obese person, consumed the same amount of alcohol - at the same rate over the same time period - the small obese person would generally have a higher level BAC than the thin person.
Gender (male versus female):
Females generally have higher proportions of body fat than males. This means that a 75kg. female who drinks exactly the same amount of alcohol as a 75kg. male - at the same rate and over the same time period - will generally experience a higher level BAC.
Elimination Rate (metabolism):
Metabolism varies from person to person and can also change over time due to other conditions. However, the average person will eliminate about 15mg of alcohol in 100mg of blood per hour. (-0.015 BAC/hr). However, some people due to medical conditions, genetics, etc, have metabolisms that eliminate alcohol more slowly than the average person.
Getting older can effect many of the factors mentioned above. People's bodies change over time. For example, metabolism tends to increase over time in young people, but deteriorates over time in older people: weight also changes over time.
Is it possible to lower your BAC?
The only thing that will lower your BAC level is time. You may have heard that you can sober up faster by dancing, taking a shower or drinking black coffee; this is simply not true. Neither is eating or drinking water a factor. Once alcohol has been consumed and absorbed, the only factor that effects BAC becomes the elimination rate - which, unlike some other factors listed above, cannot be controlled.
Does BAC. Affect Everyone the Same Way?
Two people may have the same BAC, but how they act and the risks they take may differ for a host of reasons such as mood and emotions, mental health, level of fatigue, who they are with and where they are. Additionally, the effects of BAC are often amplified with the presence of drugs.
As the level of alcohol in your blood rises, it's effects follow a pattern. The first drink often relaxes the person, but less pleasant effects occur as more alcohol is consumed.
The first thing a person might notice is that it will become more difficult to do things that involve accuracy and decision making. Thinking actually slows down. A person may not be able to focus when talking with people and even simple tasks will seem more difficult to perform. As you continue to consume alcohol your movements will become sloppy, your words slurred, your balance will be off, and your reactions will be even slower. You may find it difficult to focus your eyes. You may become sad or start to feel depressed. Your system slows down, including the nerves that control your muscle coordination,you can lose your ability walk and stand straight.
A high blood content of alcohol can effect your visual abilities, coordination, any reaction time, ability to make decisions, muscle control, concentration, ability to focus, and your ability to track objects. A high BAC. can totaly disable a person!
If you continue to consume excessive amounts of alcohol, a person runs the risk of passing out. Once the alcohol in your system reaches 0.25 BAC. you may die of alcohol poisoning, if it reaches 0.40 BAC, it will almost certainly be fatal to a person.
How BAC Levels Affect Your Ability to Drive Safely!
Alcohol, even at low doses, significantly impairs the judgment and coordination required to drive a vehicle safely. Alcohol affects visual abilities, reaction time, muscle control, coordination, ability to track objects such as pedestrians and other cars, judgment and the ability to concentrate, focus and make decisions.
Driving requires intense focus, even a small amount of alcohol makes that more difficult. After just a one alcohol drink, it becomes more difficult to judge distances between stationary objects; so, something as easy as driving through a parking lot can be a problem. And even with very little alcohol in a person's system, it is much more difficult to judge the distance between moving objects. A sober driver can scan the road often, looking for pedestrians, traffic and signs, while impaired drivers do this much less often when having care and control of a motor vehicle.
After drinking alcoholic drinks, your visual gaze will tend to fix on one object for longer than usual; this imparts your ability to visually scan, which is critical for safe driving. Alcohol makes it harder to see things a little outside your direct line of sight and you'll also pay less attention to what you do see, even a child running into traffic.
When you have consumed alcohol, you may not respect your normal margins for error and your reaction time will decrease. For example, you are more likely to make a poor decision about making that traffic light before it changes, and even if you decide to stop, you won't be able to communicate that to your leg muscles as quickly to apply the brakes.
The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of causing a crash; the statistics are conclusive. Even drivers with a little alcohol in their systems are more likely to be involved in a crash causing death than a sober driver with no alcohol in their systems. A study in the United States found that while there is partial evidence of impairment of 0.02 BAC, by 0.04 BAC, all measures of impairment that are statistically significant were in the direction of degraded driving performance. As with that study and other statistics it is that now within the province of Ontario driving with a level of BAC of 0.05 is a crime! Understand Drunk Driving is illegal in Ontario, and you can be charged of a criminal offence and obtain a criminal record for impaired driving. Don't Drink & Drive Impaired!