Is Impaired Driving the same as DUI?

Is Impaired Driving the same as DUI?

DUI is an acronym for “driving under the influence.” DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated,” or in some cases, “driving while impaired.” The terms can have different meanings or they can refer to the same offense, depending on the state in which you were pulled over.

What section of the Criminal Code of Canada is impaired driving?

Section 253
Section 253 of the Criminal Code sets out the offences of impaired driving and over 80, commonly referred to as DUI offences.

How long does impaired driving stay on record in Utah?

10 years
How long does a DUI stay on your driving record?

State On record for Points
Utah 10 years Extra penalties
Vermont For life Extra penalties
Virginia 11 years Extra penalties
Washington 15 years No point system

Is impairment the same as being over the limit?

The legal limit is 80mg of alcohol in 100mL of blood. So you could be impaired and be at less than 20% of the legal limit. The flip side to this is that most, but not necessarily all, people will be impaired if their blood alcohol concentration exceeds the legal limit of 80mg of alcohol in 100mL of blood.

How does impaired driving affect insurance?

If you have a DUI violation, your rate will go up. Insurance companies may consider DUI drivers as riskier to insure or even refuse coverage. Your first DUI increases your rate by 13%. The amount of time passed since the DUI as well as your age and driving history will factor in to the amount of the increase.

What can cause impaired driving?


  • Alcohol.
  • Legal or illegal drugs.
  • Sleepiness.
  • Distractions, such as using a cell phone or texting.
  • Having a medical condition which affects your driving.