ممثلية المملكة العربية السعودية في كندا Canada About Canada Travel Warnings Travel Warnings Last updated: 5/26/2015 3:11 PM Safety and security Page Image Image Caption Page ContentCanada is generally considered a safe country to live in with the cities of Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa figuring regularly on the list of the cities with the highest quality of life. However as in any country, crime does occur and it would be wise to follow the simple safety tips listed below: Car safety: Avoid leaving any valuables apparent in a parked car Always wear a seat belt, mandatory in Canada You can generally take a right turn on a red light in Canada except in the city of MontrealAlways obey speed limit regulations as tickets are very hefty in price Canadian winters can be very harsh, always make sure you follow safety instructions as issued by Transport CanadaAlcohol-related driving offenses, such as driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving while ability-impaired, and driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, are criminal offenses in Canada and penalties are heavy. Criminal Penalties: While in Canada you answer to the rules and regulations as imposed by the Canadian government. Persons violating Canada’s laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Canada are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. Medical facilities: Canada is known worldwide for the free healthcare system it provides its citizens.The level and quality of public health and sanitation is very high, however the services are expensive so always have a medical insurance when traveling.For a list of medical facilities in your area please visit Health Canada.