04/15/2012 11:42 EDT | Updated 06/15/2012 05:12 EDT

Quebec Young Driver Zero Tolerance: Those Under 21 Cannot Consume Any Alcohol Before Driving

MONTREAL - Young drivers in Quebec will face new restrictions on drinking and driving beginning today.

Under the new rules, drivers aged 21 and under aren't allowed to consume any alcohol before getting behind the wheel.

Those who violate the policy will face major penalties, including having their licence suspended and fines up to $600.

The policy will affect about 110,000 drivers in the province.

The law was first introduced in Quebec in December 2010.

Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick already have a similar policy in place.

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